DC Block and DC pass Coaxial Surge Protectors

DC Block and DC pass Coaxial Surge Protectors

DC Block and DC pass Coaxial Surge Protectors

In the event of a power surge, there are a few things that need to happen to excess/ unwanted energy.  First, the surge needs to be directed to ground as quickly and easily as possible through the earth rod. 

Second, as much of the energy as possible needs to be absorbed so that it does not enter the system and potentially damage vital components. Coaxial surge protectors will safeguard your equipment from power surges that are not dissipated effectively by the ground rod.

Of note is that the surge protection device MUST be grounded as well.  When grounding, it is acceptable to tie this ground into the existing internal grounding system within the control panel. 

N-Female - N-Female Coax Surge Protector

DC block and DC pass coaxial surge protectors are two types of coaxial surge protectors that are designed to protect electronic devices from voltage surges on coaxial cable lines. However, they differ in how they allow or prevent the flow of direct current (DC) voltage. Click here to find your ideal coax surge protector.

A key consideration when purchasing units is whether they will pass or block DC voltage within the coax cable.

DC Block coaxial surge protectors are designed to block the flow of DC voltage while allowing the flow of radio frequency (RF) signals. This type of surge protector is often used in applications where it is important to isolate the DC voltage from the RF signals, such as SCADA, VHF/UHF Radio and cellular systems.

DC Pass coaxial surge protectors, on the other hand, are designed to allow the flow of both DC voltage and RF signals. This type of surge protector is often used in applications where the DC voltage is required to power equipment, such as in some closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems.

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, 4G, 5G, and RET (Remote Electrical Tilt).

In summary, the main difference between DC block and DC pass coaxial surge protectors is how they handle the flow of DC voltage. DC block surge protectors block the flow of DC voltage, while DC pass surge protectors allow it to pass through. The choice between the two types of surge protectors will depend on the specific requirements of the application

Find more information to guide your coax surge protector selection here. We have an array of connectors for our surge protectors such as F-Female, N-Female, N-Female (Bulkhead), N-Male, RPSMA-Male, SMA-Female, TNC-Female, UHF Female, 7/16 DIN Male, 

For more information and custom design solutions for protecting your wireless networks contact us here.

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