Networks & HDBaseT

Transient Protection Design surge protection protects pathways that leave or enter of the facility network and go to other buildings. TPD surge protection on long runs over 200 feet and problem locations fed from a different breaker panel is also recommended.


Surge Suppressor & Lightning Protection
Network devices and baluns communicating <1Gb
4K & 1080P High Definition Compatible: Yes
Max Data Rate: <10.2Gbps
Solid state fail-safe design
Three Year Unlimited Free Replacement Warranty
Operating Voltage: 6.3V/56V POE
Response Time: < 1 nanosecond
Strength: 1500 watts per wire; 6000 watts per unit
Din rail or screw down mount indoors or in enclosure if exposed to weather

Count all network wires that leave a building and go to another building. Also protect any incoming network wires from other buildings. It is also recommended to protect problems areas or long runs that connect network equipment that is powered from a separate breaker panel. Surge protection and proper grounding these pathways are absolutely needed for proper performance of the equipment it is feeding. To maximize performance of the surge suppression system and reduce damage from ground loops it is also recommended to protect the breaker panel feeding equipment or at a minimum use plug in type surge suppressors.

How do I Protect Network Switches from Lightning & Ground Loop Surges?

The data network in a home or business is the backbone of automation systems.  Every piece of equipment is connected through this network.  Once damaging surge energy enters the system it can continue on to any and every piece of equipment connected to the system.  It is even more common with large networks to have ground loop surges during lightning events.  With a correctly coordinated and grounded Transient Protection Design installed system electronic damage can be totally eliminated or greatly reduced.


When lightning hits within a mile of your home or business several things can happen.  Surge energy can enter your home on power, phone, cable and/or any unprotected copper line that enters or leaves the building. Outdoor wireless access points and IP cameras located outside are other ways surge energy can enter directly into your network system. Once this damaging surge energy gets into the network it is hard to predict where it will go and what it will damage on its way to ground.  See our Transient Protection Design for Phone, Cable and Data Networks for more information on how to surge protect your business’ or home’s network from transient surges.

Another way lightning and power surges can damage your network is by creating damaging ground potentials, i.e., ground loops, within your networks power system. This frequently happens when networks are communicating with separate buildings on the property and lightning hits near the home or business. In larger homes or buildings with multiple panels different ground potentials can exist within a single structure.  This sometimes happens during nearby lightning strikes when panels are on remote ends of buildings or different floors.  This means that if your networks switches are powered by more than one breaker panel in the building you have the potential for ground loops.  See our Transient Protection Design on Ground Loop Surge Filters for more information on how to protect your business’ or home’s network from damaging ground loops and surges.


Yours home’s network is becoming more and more invaluable to the security, safety and well-being of your family.  Also, it is the backbone of the system that makes sure all your equipment works properly.   Every family should be confident that their systems integrator is concerned with their security and understands how to protect their investment in their home’s electrical and electronic equipment.