L-com's earlier models of four-port Cat 6 lightning protectors used ultra-low capacitance diodes to stop spikes of up to 65 Volts. The new models use gas discharge tubes to provide low line-to-line and line-to-ground capacitance, minimizing distortion of high-speed signals. They stop spikes up to 90 Volts and have L-com's highest power rating available. The new parts are also compatible with 802.3af/at PoE devices.
"We know that power surges cause massive expenses to businesses world-wide every year," said Patrick Pesa, Director of Product Management. "We're glad we're able to offer such high-power protection with nearly no impact at all in signal speed or quality. Now customers can easily protect high-speed Ethernet devices with the convenience of a wall or rack mount protector for up to four separate lines."
The new protectors are built in the USA and stocked in L-com's Florida distribution center for shipment on the same day as ordered.