[Q] Should my CAT 5 Cable be run through a surge protector?
[A] Like any other component in you computer system or network, CAT 5 Cable can be damaged or destroyed by unexpected electricity surges that may come over the line. This could be the result of a lightning strike directly on a Cable, Telephone Line, or the electrical system of the business or residence.
These large power surges can easily damage the cable, along with anything attached to it. There have been many cases where minor power surges have been able to effect nearby networking cables, sending dangerous voltages through the line all the way to the Network Interface Card.
Battery back-up systems have reduced considerably in price over the last few years, and most of them now come with a set of Ethernet (RJ45) connections that you can use to attach and protect you CAT 5, CAT 5E or CAT 6 LAN connection from dangerous power surges, and even fluctuations in power delivery.
It is well worth the money to place one of these devices on your network..
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