Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What type of cable can be made into Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. Almost any type as long as it is round.

Q. How small can you make Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. So far, RG-6 is the smallest we can manufacture of LRC, but this limitation should be solved in the near future.

Q. How large can you make Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. As large as you would like.

Q. If I have finished cable on rolls in my warehouse, can I have it converted to Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. Yes.

Q. Do I need to use a ground wire with Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. Yes. Install all grounding connections as you normally would to comply with NEC.

Q. Do standard connectors fit Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. Yes, because we start with a finished cable, all connectors fit as usual on the standard cable.

Q. Is Lightning Retardant Cable flexible?
A. Yes, surprisingly so.

Q. Does Lightning Retardant Cable cost more?
A. Yes. Again, because we start with a finished cable and put the LRC process on it, it is like 2 cables in one!

Q. What keeps lightning on the outside of the cable?
A. "Skin effect" and spiral foil shield.

Q. On what principal does Lightning Retardant Cable work?
A. Two coils wound in opposite directions and connected together at both ends. The magnetic fields cancel each other and stop the flow of damaging current down the cable.

Q. How effective is Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. In a laboratory test, our original version was tested against regular cable and found to be up to 1400% better.

Q. How long have you tested Lightning Retardant Cable in the field?
A. Eight years.

Q. Has there been any damage reported from users of Lightning Retardant Cable?
A. None.

Q. Is there a guarantee or warranty on the cable?
A. Yes, up to 7 years on all connected and interconnected equipment with a Satellite Dish cable. Currently working on warranty for commercial cable.

Q. Does it work in the ground as well as in the air?
A. Yes, equally as good.

Q. Is Lightning Retardant Cable UL or CSL approved?
A. The original cables we start with are UL or CSL approved.

Q. What applications have you tested Lightning Retardant Cable on?
A. TV antennas, C, KU, digital satellite dishes, video cameras, etc.

Q. Is Lightning Retardant Cable effective against ground induced currents resulting from a nearby lightning strike?
A. Yes.

Q. Is Lightning Retardant Cable a patented product?
A. Yes. It has numerous patents in the U.S., Canada, and additional patents pending in over 80 foreign countries.

Q. Who assisted in the design of the cable?
A. NASA.