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Protection from LIghtning - Back-UPS BR1000

Discussion in Back-UPS & Surge Protectors started by Howard , 1/27/2019 1:39 AM
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  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 1/27/2019 1:39 AM

    Hello,

    I use the APC BR 1000 Back-UPS.  I have my pc,  modem and router plugged into the slots for Battery Backup outlets with surge  protection. I am NOT using the In/Out Ethernet surge-protected ports on my BR 1000. Does this mean that the modem, router, pc are not protected from lightning strikes? I am concerned that a powerful lightning strike could send a surge thru the modem to the connected router and subsequently to my pc. I am obviously not an electrician embarassed

     

    Thanks,

    Bryan

  • MattK
    Matt
    =S= Representative
    Matt 1/28/2019 11:18 AM (in response to Howard)

    Hi Howard

    Yes it is quite possible that a lightning strike or any transients can be transmitted through the data lines coming into your equipment and potentially damage them.

    It is always recommended to protect any power cables and data cables coming into the building before they connect to equipment.

    We have a white paper on the subject if you'd like some bedtime reading!

    https://www.apc.com/salestools/SADE-5TNRN6/SADE-5TNRN6_R1_EN.pdf

    Regards

    Matt

  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 1/30/2019 2:57 AM (in response to Matt)

    Hi Matt,

       Thank you for the information. Years ago my computer was severely damaged by a powerful lightening strike so I installed  a surge protection device which allowed me run the phone  line into the surge protector.  A few months later we had another powerful lightening strike which destroyed the surge protector  but did not harm any of my  devices. This type of surge protector is  mentioned in the article where the surge protector 'takes the hit' but spares the computer/equipment. My question is as follows: currently the  the modem connects to the router. If I disconnect the ethernet line  which currently runs from the modem to the router and instead run the same  line from the modem to the modem  (IN) slot in in the BR1000  Backup and then run a line from the PC (OUT) slot in the BR1000 to the router,will this protect my computer from lightening? If so will there be any degradation in my internet speed?

    Thank you very much for your assistance,

    Howard

  • MattK
    Matt
    =S= Representative
    Matt 1/30/2019 8:01 AM (in response to Howard)

    Hi Howard

    It would be better to run the from the wall socket of the incoming internet connection to the Back UPS and then from the Back UPS to the modem.

    What kind of internet connection is coming into the building?

    In terms of internet speed there is always some attenuation of the signal when more electronics is introduced, but in terms of speed, it depends on the strength of the original signal, our circuitry for dataline protection introduces less than 0.1db of signal loss.

    Regards

    Matt

  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 1/30/2019 5:41 PM (in response to Howard)

    Hi Matt,

       I will check when I get home tonight (I am in New Jersey) but I don't think the Optimum cable which enters our home will feed into the modem (IN) slot behind the BackUPS.  Thanks again.  Howard

  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 1/31/2019 3:35 AM (in response to Matt)

    Hi again  Matt,

        The cable which enters our home is an RG-11 line.

    Thanks,

    Howard

  • MattK
    Matt
    =S= Representative
    Matt 1/31/2019 8:35 AM (in response to Howard)

    Hi Howard

    Whilst the BR1000 data line protection ports are RJ45, they will accept and protect the RJ11.

    Regards

    Matt

  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 2/1/2019 3:58 AM (in response to Matt)

    Hi Matt,

        My incoming internet/phone cable is  actually a PPC EX6 coax cable.  So just to confirm I  am connecting my incoming internet/phone cable to the BR1000 coax(in) port and then using the coax cable which came with the BR1000 to connect from the BR1000 coax (out) back to the modem.  Correct?

    Howard

  • MattK
    Matt
    =S= Representative
    Matt 2/1/2019 8:02 AM (in response to Howard)

    Hi Howard

    Yes that's correct.

    Matt

  • BryanT
    Howard
    Novice Novice
    Howard 2/1/2019 9:13 AM (in response to Matt)

    Thank you very much Matt.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  H

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