Basic ESD Protection

A recent thunderstorm that came through the area reminded me that I needed to work on some improvements to my surge suppression systems. I have a number of outdoor ethernet devices like security cameras with rather long runs of cable outside, and I’d hate to have a surge come through and damage my main switch.

There are a number of options in terms of ethernet surge supression, and I found a name brand at a cheap price in the Ubiquiti devices. Amazon had them to me a couple days later, and I mounted them onto a 1″ square aluminum tube. The tube is then grounded to a rod outside. The whole thing is mounted in my garage right where the ethernet runs enter the house.

It’s a simple setup that didn’t take long to put together, and adds a little peace of mind for the next time a thunderstorm rolls through.

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