I have quite a quite long outdoor FTP Cat 5e Ethernet cable (just shorter than 90 meters) that will be used to connect 2 buildings, buried 1 meter underground. As I understand, for a proper operation and reliability it has to be properly terminated, since this is a shielded cable, and since it is laid outdoors where it may be exposed to overvoltages and voltage surges from lightning strikes. I have read a few similar questions, but none has quite specific answers, and have consulted electrical code book of my country, which suggests that underground cable runs don't need overvoltage protection, but it is referring to power lines, and does not take signal lines into consideration.
So, with that in mind I came up with a few schemes, and would like to know if my understanding and usage of them is correct:
Ethernet cable is terminated with regular unshielded connectors. As I understand, this is the worst case, as shielded Ethernet cable has to be terminated with shielded connectors. If it is not terminated, the shielding will pick up EMI from ground and from wire lines and decrease the performance.
Ethernet cable is terminated with shielded connectors, that connect to switches chassis, but since switches themselves are not grounded, it eliminates the possibility of ground loop, while aslo increasing performance, but it will not protect from lightning strikes.
Ethernet cable is terminated with shielded connectors on both ends, that are plugged into grounded surge protectors. As I understand, in this way the shielding is properly terminated and will protect the signal from interference and increase performance, it will also protect the equipment from surges, while also eliminating the ground loop, as in this case the current flows through the ground only in case of reaching breakdown voltage of protective equipment.
The same as 3, but the cable used to connect from Ethernet surge protector to switch is regular unshielded UTP, as there is no need for shielding.
As I understand, 3 and 4 are the proper way to connect outdoor Ethernet cable to the equipment. Am I correct?
Other connections that are, as I understand, are even worse, is grounding both switches (will result in ground loop), or terminating shielded cable with shielded connector only on one side (will make EMI and overvoltage worse).