The popularity of mobile signal boosters as very reliable tools for improving the quality of network signals is growing, as well as their efficiency. Their functionality is also expanding which leads to the situation that these devices are not the cheapest ones which is compensated by the feasibility of such investments. Nevertheless, it is obvious that when people buy such devices, they want to ensure their security and longevity.
As you may have already found out, all modern boosters have some elements, such as antennas and cables, that should be placed outdoors which increases the risk for them of being damaged by a lightning strike or by some surges from nearby strikes.
There are areas where flashes of lightning and thunderstorms are not rare things. For example, mountainous zones, as well as areas with low air humidity, are among such places. If your house or office building is located in such a zone, we recommend you consider protecting your amplifier with a special lightning protector as strikes can not only damage your booster but also cause a fire.
On our website, you can find these lightning protectors (by the way, with some booster models you can get such a protector for free, ask our managers about avalaible models). They are designed especially for protecting devices from damage that can be a consequence of a lightning strike.
How to fix a lightning surge protector?
It is important to place such a protector in-line between your booster box and an outdoor antenna. This location will allow it to define the voltage that becomes too dangerous and to disconnect the circuit when it is required.
Below you can find a step-by-step plan for installing a protector.
- Step 1You need to find a male N-connector of the protector and connect it to the outdoor antenna’s female N-connector.
- Step 2 A female N-connector of the protector should be connected to the male N-connector of the cable that goes from the outdoor antenna to the booster box.
- Step 3 Now we need to ensure the required grounding. You need to find a grounding location. It can be a metal rod that you will bury outdoors, a metal structure of the building if it is grounded itself, or an electrical service panel. You should take a copper wire and clinch it to the grounding lug. After that, it is necessary to attach it t to a master ground bar. It is required to make a ground wire straight and as short as possible.
- Step 4These protectors are usually not waterproof. That’s why we recommend you use water-resistant adhesive tape for protecting it.
Even if you understand the general principle of installing lightning protectors, please read all the instructions that you will get together with it. Only when it is installed fully correctly, it can ensure the necessary protection.
And please do not forget that any damage caused by lightning strikes is not covered by the warranty.