Do I need to ground a Cat5e Cable or an Outdoor Camera to protect against lightning..
Posted on 2011-09-11
I bought a Panasonic C160A Outdoor Webcam that. With the C160A I am running an outdoor CAT 5e cable (80ft Cat5e Outdoor Waterproof Ethernet Cable Direct Burial 80 ft Shielded) outside from the camera housing into the indoor of my house which then connects to my power transfer unit, from the power transfer unit it connects to the router.
I do not plan on burying the cat 5e cable outside (it will lay on the ground until it enters the house) . However, I am concerned that I need to ground the cable wire ? If so how do I ground a cable wire ? Is grounding necessary ? Do I need to ground the Camera ? The wire specifics are below:
Shielded RJ45 Connectors
Can be buried underground or used outdoors
Waterproof (Outdoor Rated)