The newest generation of wireless networks and infrastructure not only bring higher data speeds but also provides an innovative wireless interface that has been specifically designed for use of automation. Additionally, voice, video, and data networks are comprised of many devices such as switches, routers, servers, and network attached storage. In some cases, companies and governments invest millions of dollars in their communication and networking system to gain seamless access and control of their networks.
A single bolt of lightning carries the explosive power to thoroughly destroy networking and communication equipment. In order to prevent lightning damage, we need to divert lightning from hitting the object directly. This can be done by providing an alternate target for the lightning to strike, which requires installing lightning rod technology.
But the damage isn’t limited to a direct strike alone – indirect strikes on any data or power lines can be equally catstrophic.
This is the reason we highly recommend surge protection devices along with our lightning protection system.
Solutions for various industries
Industrial automation – Ethernet ports can be found just about everywhere in today’s industrial networks and these networks are highly susceptible to power surges and voltage anomalies due to their use of high voltage equipment. Lightning damage even from an indirect strike can cost companies thousands of dollars. For new and existing networks deploy Facility Guard, transient Voltage (TLX100 & TLX50) or DC Surge protector as required. These surge protection products are UL listed and patented by Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc., to ensure maximum lightning safety.
On the other hand server, routers, switches and other networking components, vital for running the day to day business operations can be destroyed in a matter of seconds due to a secondary lightning strike leaving the business crippled. Data Line protectors (DLP) and Hybrid surge protectors for data and telecom applications (TE500) provide peace of mind as well as financial protection for your business.
Wireless networks – wireless base stations are one of the most common victims of lightning. The tower attracts lightning and all the equipment on the tower and in the machine room endures huge secondary lightning effects. Multi-level power supply surge protection devices are required to protect and prevent damage. Coaxial Line Protector, a LEC patent is a must of any indoor or outdoor wireless network installations.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.