This power amplifier can be mast mounted using the stainless steel U-bolts as shown in Figure 5 and Figure 6. Refer to the sketch for proper positioning. Carefully tighten the bolts using the included nuts. Take care not to over-tighten the bolts or cause damage to the RF connectors on the amplifier. Because the amplifier is a sealed unit, these connectors can not easily be repaired. This unit can also be mounted to a flat surface using any of the mounting holes on the unit’s mounting flanges.
Radio transmitters, receivers and RF cables require protection when attracted by lightning strike.
The surge protectors contain fast response gas filled arrestors to provide low let through voltage for fast rise time transients. The device is configured to minimize circuit capacitance and the performance can be assured up to 2GHz. Standard models provide protection for receivers and transmitters up to a 1KW power level. Installing this device in outdoor may be subject to lightning strikes. To properly protect your equipment, you should install the lightning arrestor to prevent an electrical surge from traveling through the antenna cable and into the building. Lightning protection for a building is more forgiving than protection of electrical devices. A building can withstand up to 100,000 volts, but electrical equipment may be damaged by just a few volts.
Direct earth grounding of the antenna and the Lightning Protector is necessary to protect the installation from lightning and the build-up of static electricity. The ground terminal is located on the lightning protector that attached with this unit. Connect one end of the grounding cable to the Ground terminal and the other end to a good ground connection.
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