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Old 02-09-2013, 7:46 AM
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Default UPS Surge Protection for Scanner Coax?

Does anybody run their scanner coax through the TV connectors on a UPS/Surge Protector? If so, is there any noticeable loss in signal? I've read that a BNC to F adapter might reduce the signal by .5 db, so that might be the minimum loss.
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It depends. Never known anyone who has but that doesn't mean it won't work... But remember - components configured for TV use are 75 Ohm and if you are running 50 Ohm cable there are additional issues.

I good lightning protector is a whole lot cheaper than guiding the surge into something unsure to work that may take many other things down with it.
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Thanks for the response. The only relevant spec I could find on this UPS is that it has surge protection of 1,030 Joules.
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No. Those are usually horrible connections. I have seen so many signals just plain wrecked going through one of those.
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No. Those are usually horrible connections. I have seen so many signals just plain wrecked going through one of those.
Ok, thanks!
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