The SureCall Lightning Protector (SC-LP) is a 50 Ohm N-Type lightning surge protector. It is suitable for use with the SureCall Fusion5X 2.0 and the SureCall Fusion5s signal booster kits.
The SureCall Lightning Protector (SC-LP) includes a lifetime warranty replacement gas discharge element. Insert the SC-LP protector to the outside antenna cable. Ground the unit and connect to the 2 ft. jumper cable. Then, connect the cable to the amplifier outside antenna port.
- VSWR: 1.2:1
- N-Female to N-Female connectors
- Frequency Range: DC - 3000 MHz
This 50 Ohm protector is for signal booster systems that use an N-Type port for their Donor Antenna. For signal booster systems that use a 75 Ohm F-Type port for their Donor Antenna, you would use a 75 Ohm F-type Lightning Protector instead. A 75 Ohm SureCall Lightning Surge Protector is also available.
We recommend using a lightning surge protector in most cases, but particularly if you are installing your signal booster kit in an area with frequent lightning. The outside antenna is positioned high on your building, made of metal and exposed to the elements - very attractive to lightning! We recommend placing the surge protector between the outside antenna and the amplifier unit to protect the amplifier.
According to the National Electric Code (NEC), a surge protector should be installed as near as possible to the point where the cable enters the house, but not near combustible materials. Since many attic crawl spaces contain combustible material, we suggest installing the surge protector outside the building, near the point of entry. We have included a 5' jumper cable in case the cable needs to be crimped to accommodate this.
The NEC also requires grounding the antenna mast. Tall antenna masts are a prime target for lightning strikes because of their height and tendency to accumulate static electricity. The kits includes a grounding cable. If your antenna mast is painted, you should make sure that you scrape off any paint before attaching this grounding wire.
Please see our detailed guide to grounding and using a Lightning Surge Protector here.