The Lightning Protection Device – Model 7200-00 reduces the risk of system failure for equipment frequently exposed to lightning storms. Electrical surges due to lightning are common sources of sensor and data acquisition equipment failures. Although protection against a direct lightning strike can not be guaranteed, the antenna Lightning Protection Device minimizes the amount of energy that will get through to the equipment. The Lightning Protection Device diverts the strike energy to the Earth through a deliberate and controlled path so that no damage will be incurred.
As a broadband VHF/UHF coaxial protector, the Lightning Protection Device is designed for general radio use where transmitter combining is not done. The antenna Lightning Protection Device works on all equipment unlike DC continuity protectors which can not protect receivers, shunt fed cavities, etc. Other features include multi-strike capability and bulkhead mounting for antenna connections to the chassis.
The Lightning Protection Device – Model 7200-00 has an aluminum enclosure, UHF nickel shell (silver center) TFE or N silver shell and gold center pin. The antenna Lightning Protection Device’s small size makes it ideal for mounting in ALERT standpipes and inside NEMA enclosures. Specify connector types when ordering.