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Jul
6
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
@Iain, you have a point. But to answer the implied question - I have peripheral experience (EE and computer hobbyist), I want to know how / be able to do it, and I have a helper who knows how to run cables in general (though maybe not so much about the electrical/code aspects). And cost. (Time spent learning is knowledge gained.) Any additional resources to help fill in my knowledge gaps are welcome.
Jul
3
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Jul
3
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
My questions start after the first paragraph. I think it would be a discussion best suited for chat (not comments), which I don't have enough rep for.
Jun
29
comment Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
@Jnrprimo, I'm not not talking about running it outside. I edited my question to hopefully clarify.
Jun
29
revised Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
s/outside/exterior/, for clarity
Jun
28
comment Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
@Jnrprimo, AFAIK, most companies don't run fiber on all vertical runs. How do they protect themselves? Never run inside outdoor walls? Other protection measures?
Jun
28
comment Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
@pete, would the shield in an STP cable provide the same or similar EMF protection as a metal conduit?
Jun
28
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
@EEAA, I'm looking to take your advice. I'd appreciate your opinion on my follow-up question.
Jun
28
comment Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
What is the purpose of the conduit? (Besides convenience of future runs.) Why is it "standard"? And by which organizations? I don't think the home has a lightning rod.
Jun
28
revised Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
link to follow-up question
Jun
28
asked Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall
Jun
26
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
I appreciate your time and effort. There is definitely some good info in your answer, but there are too many sentences that I can't parse for me to accept it.
Jun
25
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Jun
25
revised Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
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Jun
22
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
@EEAA, could you be more specific with the names? What is an "mm cable"? Are there other names or more formal names for media converters?
Jun
22
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Jun
22
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
OK, I revised the question about the lightning. I guess that's just a risk people take..?
Jun
22
revised Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
revised lightning comments
Jun
22
comment Surge protection for outdoor network cable run
@EEAA, please elaborate. Why is that "the only responsible thing"? I only want a LAN connection, and don't want to purchase the extra equipment (e.g. transceivers), nor to deal with fragile fiber.
Jun
22
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