Short - Straight - and on a single point ground system. You want to become one with the tower. You do not want to make your equipment the least resistant pathway to ground.
You might also request that additional (three (3) or more) 8 ft ground rods be driven on 16 ft centers from existing rods and bond them together with #2 solid wire to each other and the existing rods. We have used Tripp-Lite TLP810NETs in the past. It provides surge suppression for Ethernet and power. Tripp-Lite DNET1's also are good for Ethernet surge suppression. I would also recommend if you are using shielded CAT5 to properly ground it at the tower and before entry into the enclosure (similar to a coax grounding kit). Keep the lightning on the outside. Jeff -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dan Metcalf Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:24 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help I have several towers, all of which except for 1 never have any issues, however, this 1 tower (we are the only tenant) seems to have a problem each year during lightning season... Last night it took a hit, although it appears it came through the electrical and not the tower, but I'm not sure, the UPS was off, I reset it and it came back online --- but the POE injector did NOT, it was completely shot. Replaced the POE unit and the wireless gear came online, but started rebooting after about 15minutes (although it didn't this before, I just changed the POE from a 12v to 15v) tried a 24v POE, and the radio was still rebooting... Called the tower climber.. Anyways I looked over the ground and the tower appears to 3 ground rod off each tower leg and then the building has a separate ground rod - (unless its connected underground) Any thoughts? Thanks Dan -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.9.7/60 - Release Date: 07/28/2005 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/