Surges are voltages that exceed the allowed voltage range for MOBOTIX IP cameras. The max. voltage for PoE, for example, is 57 V. Surges do not necessarily result in irreparable damages to MOBOTIX IP cameras. Only if the voltage is exceeded by a multiple of the allowed value, or if the surge is present for a longer period of time or even permanently, damages are unavoidable.
Mobotix MX-Overvoltage-Protection-Box-RJ45 Overview
In order to reduce the danger of damages resulting from surges, a specialist should establish a surge protection concept and implement such a system. Such a system consists of several surge protection zones, where each zone contains specific and generally applicable countermeasures. These range from lightning capture devices and double-shielded network cables to fine-level surge protection for end devices. When selecting the countermeasures, not only technical, but also economical aspects need to be considered in order to find the proper balance between protection and costs.
The MX-Overvoltage-Protection-Box-RJ45 can be used in most of the protection zones and provide a cost-efficient protection against surges. It is generally recommended to install an MX-Overvoltage-Protection-Box if MOBOTIX cameras are installed outside of buildings. These devices protect MOBOTIX cameras against short surges of up to 4 kV.