Modern phone systems are generally very reliable, but they can be damaged or destroyed by power surges coming from the electric outlet or a phone line. Phone system warranties usually don't cover damage from surges, and the loss of
of a phone system for even one day can be devastating for a business and extremely inconvenient for a family, so
USE PROTECTION.Don't rely on protectors installed by your phone company, and don't think you're protected if your phone system is connected to a UPS (un-interruptible power supply).
UPSes generally don't protect phone circuits, and we find much more damage coming from phone lines than from power lines. It is important to have surge protection on every phone line, and either a surge protector or a UPS with surge protection on the power line.
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Protectors should be also be used on
BOTH ENDS of any circuit going between two buildings.
PhoneGeeks.com recommends surge protectors made by Ditek
and Panamax, two industry leaders with long experience and excellent
We stock several types of phone line protectors:
- One-, two-, and three-line modular protectors with plug-in input and output jacks to easily mate with the jacks inside phone system control units and the phone company's "demark" or "network interface" jacks. These are easy to use, and the most popular type.
- Protectors with "pigtail" leads for easy connection to screw terminals, for one to 25 lines.
- Snap-On protectors to fit on standard 66-type punchdown blocks. Each Snap-On protects one pair of wires (for one phone line), and a grounding bar connects to multiple Snap-Ons on on punchdown block.
A four-line protector with 110-type punchdown
input connections and both 110 and phone jack outputs.
A four-line protector with two two-line (RJ-14)
jacks for input and two RJ14 jacks for outputs.
- A four-line protector with four one-line (RJ-11) acks for input and four RJ11 jacks for outputs.
An eight-line protector with 110-type punchdown
input and output connections.
16- and 25-line protectors with 25-pair Amphenol-type
PhoneGeeks.com sells UPSes; and we also
have protectors for power, video, computer networks, and for multiple kinds of circuits.