[time-nuts] lightening protection of a GPSDO system / optical isolated distribution amp

Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 18:10:41 EST 2014


On 26 November 2014 at 22:14, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
> You CAN (almost) lightening proof your system.

BUT if the almost is not quite enough, one could damage a lot of
expensive test kit.

> Remember that Ethernet is always
> gavalically isolated by transformers

I lost Ethernet ports on

* Sun Blade 2000 workstation
* Sun Ultra 60 workstation
* Sun Netra T1 server
* HP Printer
* ADSL modem

All went at the same time. The next time just the modem went.

But I think I will be using an internal antenna.

Dave


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