I've been investing in some new surge protectors lately – a fraught process at best given the difficulties of comparing model and brand quality. Things were even trickier when looking into ethernet (rj45/cat5e) surge protectors, so I fell back on Tripp Lite since they seem to be lots of folks' favorite brand. I just got off the phone with a Tripp Lite representative who told me all of their ethernet protection products cap out at 100Mbps, and they expressed skepticism that there was anything reliable and faster on the market.
- An electrical reason surge protector speeds don't go higher?
- Not enough demand to justify faster protectors because people don't typically protect ethernet connections or protect them through other means?
- Something else I've not considered?