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11:00am Guide to Surge/Lightning Suppression, Grounding and UPS for Internet & TV Safety
Monday, October 30, 2023, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Silicon Room (Computer Club Classroom)
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The Ultimate Guide to Surge/Lightning Suppression, Grounding and UPS for Internet & TV Safety
I will show you best practices to mitigate surge and lightning damage to your devices.
Transient and surge protection are methods of preventing damage to electronic devices from voltage spikes or surges that occur in electrical circuits. These surges can be caused by lightning strikes, switching transients, or other sources of electromagnetic interference. Coaxial cable and VDSL over twisted pair are two types of data transmission cables that can be affected by transient and surge events. Coaxial cable consists of a central conductor surrounded by a metal shield, while VDSL over twisted pair uses two insulated wires twisted together. Both types of cables require appropriate surge protection devices to protect the signal and equipment from damage. Surge protection devices for coaxial cable and VDSL over twisted pair typically use a combination of gas discharge tubes and suppressor diodes to divert or clamp the excess voltage to a safe level. These devices should be installed at the point of entry or exit of the cable lines, as well as at the equipment termination. They should also be grounded and bonded properly to ensure a common ground potential and eliminate ground loops. Surge protection for coaxial cable and VDSL over twisted pair can improve the reliability and performance of data networks and communication systems.
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that provides backup power when your regular power source fails, or voltage drops to an unacceptable level. It allows for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment such as Cable, DSL modems and routers.
NOTE: Class attendees should bring a flash drive with at least 100mb available free space to download class materials provided by the instructor.