floating a server room... how do you deal with ethernet connections?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 08:57:38 UTC 2006
I'm currently planning renovations for the power mains supplying are
server room. One of the ideas I have is to float the entire room using
a isolation transformer. The only problem to this solution, that I can
think of, is that all of the equipment that's attached to the other
end of the Ethernet cabling won't be isolated, the NIC cards do have
1:1 transformer coupling for the wire pairs but... In the event of
power surges, spikes, brownouts, and/or nearby lighting strikes I feel
that It's conceivable for there to be a large voltage differential on
the wires that could damage the equipment on ether end of the wire.
Are there any easy (cheap) work arounds to this problem, will those
RJ45 network surge protectors work.... Or am I completely off base in
thinking that this would be a problem?
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