Installing the CMM5: Grounding Equipment

Effective lightning protection diverts lightning current safely to ground, Protective Earth (PE) . It neither attracts nor prevents lightning strikes.


Grounding Infrastructure Equipment

To protect both your staff and your infrastructure equipment, implement lightning protection as follows:

Observe all local and national codes that apply to grounding for lightning protection.

Before you install your modules, perform the following steps:

  • Engage a grounding professional if you have any questions on grounding.
  • Install lightning arrestors to transport lightning strikes away from equipment. For example, install a lightning rod on a tower leg other than the leg to which you mount your module.
  • Connect your lightning rod to ground.
  • Plan to use an appropriate surge suppressor on any Ethernet cable at the point where it enters any building or structure.

Install your modules at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) below the tallest point on the tower, pole, or roof.

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