Surge Protection & OSP

LEA is a leading manufacturer of primary lightning surge protection solutions for Central Office, Outside Plant, Remote Terminals, enterprise and hospitality needs.
1 and 5 pin protector modules available in Gas Discharge Tube and Hybrid technologies with overvoltage protection, sneak/overcurrent, Data and PoE protection. Listed and manufactured to UL/cUL497 and Telcordia GR-974-CORE, NEC and CEC requirements.
Cat5 SmartWired™ 5 pin protector blocks, Building Entrance Protectors and Protection panels provide optimum performance for VDSL2, G.fast, and G.hn beyond 300 MHz.
BEP and Protection Panels are made in the USA and available with a variety of cabling and connector options fulfilled directly from our Chicago, IL based plant and warehouse.

In addition to our stock protection solutions, LEA’s expert design and development team is available to create customized solutions based your specific requirements.

Our products

PROTECTOR MODULES

 

LEA Networks ST5-G and ST5-eT Series 5 Pin modules utilize state of the art balanced gas discharge tube and self resetting PTC technologies to protect the telecommunications network from overvoltage’s and overcurrent’s (sneak currents) caused by lightning, electrostatic discharges, AC induction and AC power faults. The ST5-G series 5 pin modules are always on guard protecting the infrastructure while remaining transparent to the telecommunications network, allowing for maximum speed and bandwidth without signal degradation. Ideal for high speed networks, including G.fast, G.hn, VDSL2 and category 5/5e/6 rates. All LEA protectors meet Telcordia GR-974-CORE, NEC and CEC requirements and are UL and cUL listed to UL497. LEA’s protector module solutions also include ST5H (Hybrid GDT solid state 5 pin ), ST5S (Solid state 5 pin), and ST1G (1 pin GDT) options.

Serie Description Datasheet
ST5-eT 5-pin protector modules with gas discharge tube and electronic current limiter
ST5-G 5-pin protector modules with gas discharge tube and PTC
ST5-H 5-pin hybrid protector modules, with gas discharge tube and PTC & semiconductor
ST5-S 5-pin protector modules with semiconductor and PTC
ST1-G 1-pin protector modules with gas discharge tube and PTC
ST1-GL 1-pin protector modules with gas discharge tube and PTC, with extend housing

PROTECTOR PANELS

 

LEA Protector Panels provide high speed primary lightning surge protection for 8/16/25/50 and 100 copper pairs. Made in the USA these products are ideally suited for Enterprise, Central Office, Remote Terminal Cabinets, Datacenters, MDUs, Universities, and Commercial building Applications. LEA has re-engineered the traditional protector utilizing Cat5 SmartWired™ 5 pin Block Technology in our Protector Panels to respond to modern transmission and backhaul requirements. Using standard 5 pin protection modules gives UL Listed and NEC compliant protection for equipment and personnel against lightning, electrostatic discharge, and AC line power faults. LEA’s design, engineering, and Chicago based manufacturing provides custom development, cabling, and connectorizing options to meet the precise needs of any application.

Part Number Description Datasheet
PROTPNL8T1 8 line T1 rack mount protector panel, 110 Type IDC / RJ-48C cables
PROTPNL25T1 25 line T1 rack mount protector panel, 66 Type IDC Line / RJ45 cables
PROTPNL25T1X 25 line T1 rack mount protector panel, customized cables
PROTPNL50/100 50 & 100 line T1 rack mount protector panel, customized cables

BUILDING ENTRANCE PROTECTORS PANELS (BEP)

 

LEA Networks indoor Building Entrance Protectors (BEPs) provide high speed primary lightning surge protection for 8/16/25/50 copper pairs. Made in the USA these products are ideally suited for Enterprise, Universities, Multiple Dwelling Units and Commercial building Applications. LEA has re-engineered the traditional protector utilizing Cat5 SmartWired™ 5 pin Block Technology in our BEPs to respond to modern transmission requirements. Using standard 5 pin protection modules gives UL Listed and NEC compliant protection for equipment and personnel against lightning, electrostatic discharge, and AC line power faults. LEA’s design, engineering, and Chicago based manufacturing provides custom development, cabling, and connectorizing options to meet the precise needs of any application.

Serie Description Datasheet
BEP25-66 Building Entrance Protector with 25 pairs, and 66 type connectors
BEP25-110 Building Entrance Protector with 25 pairs, and 110 type connectors
BEP25-WW Building Entrance Protector with 25 pairs, and Wire Wrap type connectors
BEP50-66 Building Entrance Protector with 50 pairs, and 66 type connectors
BEP50-110 Building Entrance Protector with 50 pairs, and 110 type connectors
GBEP40 Building Entrance Protector for mini DSLAMs and G.fast DPUs

5 PIN PROTECTOR BLOCKS

 

LEA has re-engineered the traditional 5 pin protector block to respond to modern transmission requirements with a highly flexible design. These protector blocks are the foundation for Cat5 SmartWired™ panel systems. The socket terminals are designed and positioned to minimize the tip to ring wire wrap pin distance. This maximizes adjacent pair to pair spacing, optimizing transmission performance. The large space between adjacent rows allows wires to be routed away from the tip/ring groups, preventing crosstalk between the wire pairs and tip/ring wire wrap pins. This unique design is an industry first. Integrated wire-routing rings reinforce proper pair routing during production and maintain wiring control during higher product assembly. All ground bars are solid copper and sized to exceed Telcordia and UL requirements. Multiple mounting options and fastener locations allow for minimal or no redesign to existing panels and cabinets. The blocks mount from the inside for a clean panel design, and can be fastened using panel studs or screws. A snap-to-size 6AWG equivalent copper ground strap is available for multiple block bonding. LEA’s design, engineering, and Chicago based manufacturing provides custom development, cabling, and connectorizing options to meet the precise needs of any application.

Serie Description Datasheet
9000046 8 pair protector block Cat5 SmartWired
900010/11 25 or 50 pair protector block Cat5 SmartWired