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Re: CAT5 surge/lightning strike protection recommendations?
Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Seriously, though, that's exactly what you're describing, and about what I'd > suggest in a no-other-option scenario -- but if it's possible to pull fiber > through the conduits, it would probably be far less expensive long term, or > even medium term if the physical fiber spools can be bought cheaply enough. For those who haven't priced the stuff lately, in spools of 1000' the per-foot prices of 2-strand MM tight buffered fiber suitable for pulling in conduits like he (hopefully) has tends to be price-competitive with cat5 on a per-foot basis. Extra strands are cheap; the pricey part of fiber is the jacket and strength members; even super-pure glass is not that expensive overall. The expensive parts in the equation turn out to be the termination trays and connectors. ---Rob