Is there any real protection to pass through your coaxial cables from a satellite dish to a surge protector?? On my surge protector there are satellite connectors in and out. Are they of any value?? (lighting is not a issue in my area)
The only surge you are ever likely to have on the front-end, i.e. antenna input, come from lighting strikes hitting very close to your home or an atomic blast reaching your antenna. Since you mentioned lighting isn't an issue in your area, then it is useless. If it's an atomic blast, receiving channels is the least of your worries.
Also, don't forget that a power surge can also come in from the phone or power systems.
Lightning may be not an issue in your area but you never know when a lightning will strike. It's better safe than sorry and besides it doesn't cost that much. Just make sure the coax surge is for satellite and not for cable tv.
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