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ProtectNet, advanced APC protection from Schneider Electric

Today I want to talk about ProtectNet Schneider Electric. A solution implemented by APC (by Schneider Electric) which is focused on the protection of data and communications lines.

It will be a fairly short and concise article as it is a fairly straightforward solution and that falls within a range of APC equipment which we will be talking about in future publications. If you don’t want to miss it, I recommend you to subscribe to our Newsletter by clicking here.

What is ProtectNet Schneider Electric?

The ProtectNet family of stand-alone surge suppressors protects individual data lines, including telephone and network lines, coaxial cables and more. Most voltage-induced damage is caused by surges and spikes traveling along unprotected data lines.

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These surges originate from a wide variety of sources, including static charge buildup and lightning. If unprotected, your data lines expose network cards, A/V components, modems and other network equipment to damaging electrical transients. Inserting ProtectNet equipment into your data line and grounding it would prevent the surges that can occur and affect this equipment from ruining your productivity and costing you money.

What are the benefits of ProtectNet Schneider Electric?

  • Data line protection.
  • Fail-safe mode.
  • Lightning and surge protection.

Data line protection

Protection against power surges traveling through data lines ensures that your equipment is fully protected against surges. It is very important to protect your equipment from “backdoor” surges traveling through data lines, as they can be just as damaging to your equipment as surges traveling through power lines.

Fail-safe mode

Most other surge suppressors continue to allow power to pass through even after their circuits have been damaged, leaving your equipment exposed to future surges. APC surge protectors are fail-safe. This means that once an APC surge protector’s circuit has been compromised, the unit disconnects the equipment from the power source to ensure that no damaging surges reach your equipment.

Lightning and surge protection

The system features a fast-acting fuse that reacts instantly to lightning and other surges. A thermal fuse safely shuts down if there is a wiring fault.

Some of the Schneider Electric ProtectNet range of equipment

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APC ProtectNet Stand-Alone Surge Protector for Ethernet Base-T Lines

ProtectNet Schneider Electric
APC ProtectNet – Surge Suppressor – Output Connector(s)


Previously we have seen some of the devices that can be found in APC’s portfolio of solutions for the ProtectNet range. These specifically used in the protection of connectors and individual Ethernet connection devices. Next, we will show the protection devices for Racks and data line systems.

APC Rack Mount Schneider Electric ProtectNet Equipment


19″, 1U, 24-channel, 19″ chassis for replaceable data line surge protection


Replaceable surge protection module, rack-mounted, single line, TV cable

Protects an Ethernet data port from damaging transients. Supports Cat5, Cat5E and Cat6 cabling standards. Compatible with Power Over Ethernet (POE) and network speeds of up to 10 GbE (10 GigE



With this small article we wanted to introduce you to this APC solution by Schneider Electric called ProtecNet. If you like this kind of articles related to the solutions implemented by the manufacturer Schneider Electric, we leave you several articles that you will find interesting.

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