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Lightning Surge Protectors

on April 15, 2016

Lightning Surge Protectors: A Great Insurance for Signal Boosters

A lightning surge protector is a recommended accessory for any home and building Wilson weBoost cell phone signal booster. 

Placed between the outside antenna and amplifier, should lightning strike your outside antenna, the lightning surge protector will discharge any power surge, saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars of equipment. 

And when paired with a quality surge protected power strip of at least 1000 Joule rating, you'll have the ultimate peace of mind especially if you live in an area with frequent thunderstorms since tall metal objects (like the outside antenna) have a higher tendency to be magnets for lightning strikes. 

Lightning surge protectors come in two types: a 75 Ohm and a 50 Ohm version.

The 75 Ohm (top picture right) is compatible with RG-6 and RG-11 cables fitted with F-Female connectors. Basically, these are normal coaxial cables found in most homes and residential areas and used for cable/satellite TV and internet routers.

The 50 Ohm (top picture left) is compatible with Wilson400 or LMR400-like cables fitted with N-Female connectors. These are pro-grade cables. Much thicker and more powerful (less signal loss) with longer cable run.

Please be aware of your cable connector type before purchasing the 75 Ohm or 50 Ohm lightning surge protector.


75 Ohm Lightning Surge Protector (859992)

OVERVIEW:

Model #: 859992 

Impedance: 75 Ohm

Connectors: F-Female Connectors

Cables: RG-6 and RG-11

Compatible Signal Boosters

For 4G: 

For 3G: 

The 75 Ohm Lightning Surge Protector utilizes F-Female connectors, the common type of connectors & cable used in most cable/satellite TV and internet boxes.  

It has an attenuation of less than 0.2dB making signal lost unnoticeable and a frequency range of up to 3GHz, making it compatible with every 75 Ohm solution on the market. 

It uses a replaceable gas discharge unit which can be purchased from Wilson Amplifiers in case your outside antenna is struck by lightning.   


50 Ohm Lightning Surge Protector (859902)

OVERVIEW:

Model #: 859902

Impedance: 50 Ohm

Connectors: N-Female Connectors

Cables: Wilson400 or LMR400-like

Compatible Signal Boosters:

For 4G:

For 3G:

The 50 Ohm Lightning Surge Protector utilizes N-Female connectors, the common type of connectors & cable (Wilson 400 or LMR400-like) used in pro grade installations.  

It has an attenuation of less than 0.2dB making signal lost unnoticeable and a frequency range of up to 3GHz, making it compatible with every 50 Ohm solution on the market.

It uses a replaceable gas discharge unit which can be purchased from Wilson Amplifiers in case your outside antenna is struck by lightning.


Need help? Email us today ( sales@wilsonamplifiers.com) or give us a call at 1-800-568-2723. A cell phone signal expert will gladly assist you in getting better signal instantly.

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