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Author Topic: My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband  (Read 841 times)

renluop

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My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:40:13 AM »

It is a MasterPlug tower with 10 power sockets, and also for telecom in/out, broadband in/out and LAN in/out.
I bought it as the power outlets were limited and badly placed. Using these ancillaries would in a double cats cradle of cables, so I've ignored them, and those for telecom are not needed, the phone being a DECT slave.

Am I being careless by not using the broadband and Ethernet in/out sockets, or are those sockets just a form of manufacturer marketing overkill? My skepticism and carefulness programs are in conflict.
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Ixel

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Re: My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 11:50:08 AM »

My UPS has an RJ11 in/out but I never use it. Unless you want to be cautious of surges over the phone wire then there's no need in my opinion. The only place I did use RJ11 surge protection was at a house in the middle of nowhere which had a router which would no longer sync on ADSL2+.
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renluop

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Re: My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 02:54:28 PM »

I'd have thought that in comparison with surges in the domestic power supply, those down the phone line would be much lower in incidence. Am I misguided in that assumption? Could there be a downside, even if theoretical,  also to 'breaking' the cable direct from telephone +filter to router?
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Re: My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 06:25:29 PM »

Could there be a downside, even if theoretical,  also to 'breaking' the cable direct from telephone +filter to router?

Yes, exactly that.

Also ask yourself the following questions --
  • Do "MasterPlug" know best about xDSL and Ethernet?
  • Do they know better than the experts in those fields or are they looking for a marketing gimmick as a means to sell more of their products to the gullible?
  • Do you think there will be no effect on xDSL and Ethernet data when such signals are deliberately run in close proximity to mains wiring, wiring that is carrying a significantly greater current then that of the data signals?
Just use the "tower" as a fancy mains extension and nothing more.
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renluop

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Re: My surge protector extemsion has sockets for broadband
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 07:58:29 PM »

So  my skepticism function is in good order then! :D
Oh, and I didn't buy mine for those little extras, I could do without!
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 08:02:40 PM by renluop »
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