The unequalled Times Protect range of coaxial surge protection devices, Manufactured by Times Microwave systems and offered by McGill Microwave Systems are uniquely developed surge protection devices that address applications throughout the entire useful RF frequency range from DC with capability up to and including 7 GHz.
Coaxial Surge Protection Selection Considerations
There are many lightning protection devices specified for various RF uses. Choosing the correct Coaxial Surge Protection can be difficult.
The main key points to consider when selecting the best fitting Coaxial surge protection for your RF system are:
- DC Pass/DC Block Requirements
Times Protect DC blocked products are designed to pass RF frequencies and block all DC power, while providing unsurpassed RF performance. DC block protectors find their ideal use in applications where DC is not required on the coaxial cable such as SCADA, VHF/UHF Radio and cellular.
Times Protect DC Pass Coaxial Surge Protection devices are engineered for low voltage let-through and superior RF performance, DC pass lightning protection devices offer superior performance to protect sensitive Tower Top Amplifiers (TTA) or active antenna systems where DC voltage is required such as GPS, 3G, 4G, 5G, WIMAX and RET.
2. Frequency Operating Range
Every lightning protector has a rated operating frequency, it is a must that the operating frequency falls inside your RF system bandwidth. McGill Microwave systems supply the Times Protect range which can operate from DC-7GHz. You can therefore be sure that we have a Coaxial Surge Protection Device for your system.
3. Connector Types
Our Times Protect lightning protection devices come with various connector options such as N Type, 7/16 DIN, TNC and SMA. We therefore have a wide range to ensure this fits your existing coaxial cable. We also supply the connectors to go with your coaxial cable here: https://www.mcgillmicrowave.com/coaxial-connectors/
4. Mounting Styles
Times Protect Coaxial Surge Protection devices can come with either a flange mount style or a bulkhead fitment. The way in which you mount your lightning protection device should also be a consideration before finalising your purchase.
Many people overlook the very important fact of how much protection against adverse weather conditions their coaxial lightning protection needs to offer. Certain Times Protect Devices can be supplied ‘weatherised’ which means they are IP67 rated. This means the devices are fully dust tight and more importantly they offer supreme Protection against the effects of immersion in water between 1cm and 1 m for 30 minutes.
Coaxial Suge Protection Selection guide
McGill Microwave Systems have a perfect document that can assist you with a very helpful visual representation that shows which Coaxial Surge Protection is best for a specific use.
Where can I purchase the Times Protect Range?
At McGill Microwave Systems, we have a listing for every Times Protect lightning protection device. In our adverts, all technical specifications and drawings are included. This is helpful to ensure you are selecting the correct lightning protection device.
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