lightning

  1. Regulator

    Lightning and grounding... what else can I do.

    Ive had my system installed for around 1 year and have replaced the Longspan extenders twice and the gate controller twice. Im not sure what else I need to do. These were not direct hits either. The system starts coming off the hub to a Longspan into Ubiquity ETH-SP-G2 and then exits the...
  2. C

    Lightning protection for ethernet cables

    Once winter fades away, I'm going to need to run some ethernet cables to out buildings to support ipcams using POE. I haven't found much about lightning protection. If a camera gets hit, well so sad, but I don't want to have routers and my pc and other wired networked devices harmed. Am I...
  3. TheWhiteKnight

    Lightning may have damaged my cameras!

    Hey guys! Lightning struck my place and I did not have my components in a surge protector at the moment it happened which was also by chance because normally it is protected. The timing sucks but initially it looked as if the only component that fried was the modem. The other parts being the...
  4. M

    Am I looking for an Ethernet cable that doesn’t exist?

    First post. Have learned a lot from you all, thanks. Background: I’m planning a system for my father’s rural cabin. It’s off the electrical grid. I just got some POE cameras and an NVR from Andy. Now I’m looking to order the cable. I found out about 22 AWG Cat5e cable and thought it...
  5. P

    Lightning Woes

    A couple of weeks ago we had a bad thunderstorm while I was out of town. When I came home I had lost a modem (Comcast), a computer, and 2 out of 3 cameras. I put in a service call for Comcast to come replace their modem while I licked my wounds over my lost equipment. It should have been a...
  6. Dunn

    Lightning surge protection

    Hey guys, installing 4 new cams onto the top of a rather tall wooden post 25-30 feet. It already has a lightning rod on the pole with a good ground. Would something like this be sufficient to protect my system if I install it on the inside of my house? Currently don't have any dedicated surge...
  7. Jumpion

    Protection against lightning without grounding

    1) I was wondering how you would protect the following setup against lightning: The following devices are going to be connected to the PoE switch: - one indoor camera - two outdoor cameras (obviously more susceptible than the indoor camera) - three PCs The PoE switch is going to be connected...
  8. N

    Lightning

    The garage was hit by lightning last weekend. Sitting in the living room looking out the atrium window at the time it looked and felt like I'd imagine a nearby bomb blast might feel. A massive boom that shook the house and an orange fireball like flash lit up the entire yard and interior for a...
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