Cambium Networks Lightning Protection Unit

The Cambium Networks PTP 650 Wireless Broadband solutions are ruggedized to operate in the toughest environments. Lightning strikes are the most typical cause of system outages or failures of mast-mounted equipment, especially when mounted as high as 300m.

Cambium Networks strongly recommends that all PTP 650 installations should be deployed with the PTP-LPU. Network operators should always follow best-practices for grounding and lightning protection. Doing so will minimize network outages and reduce the associated costs of tower climbs and equipment repair/replacement.

The PTP Lightning Protection Unit offers two protection methods:

  • line-to-line
  • line-to-ground

Easily mounted on a wall or tower with a PTP radio, thePTP-LPU includes a minimum number of components. ThePTP-LPU is small, lightweight, making it extremely easyto transport even up to the highest towers. Each PTP 650radio requires two PTP-LPU devices (both included in thesingle kit part number) – one installed on a tower or a mastadjacent to the radio and another installed at the cableentrance point leading to the building entry point of thenetwork.