External antenna surge suppressor

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Old 09-24-10, 06:42 AM
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External antenna surge suppressor

I have an outside mounted antenna leading to splitter and several TVs including an expensive HDTV. There seem to be products such as an coaxial in-line surge suppressors and/or electrical multi-outlet surge suppressors that also contain coaxial surge suppressors. Can anyone provide recommendations on these products, are they needed, which is best, etc.?
 
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Old 09-25-10, 06:39 AM
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Any decent surge protector will smooth out some voltage spikes, however nothing will stop a direct lightning hit. The best protection is to properly ground the antenna with a ground rod, and the cable with a ground block. Check local codes, though. Ground rods are not acceptable in some places.
 
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