Another B5c blew an Ethernet port last night when there was a nearby thunderstorm (about 10Km away at the closest).
We follow ALL of Mimosa’s guidelines for Grounding, conditioned power, factory Cat6 cables etc etc… and yet if there is a lightning storm within 20 Km of a tower it’s a roll of the dice as to how many B5/C5’s will die.
This is a REALLY pathetic. I have 2 x 6 year old UBNT Rocket M5’s (which you couldn’t actually ground BTW) on that same tower and they are humming along, but I’m out YET ANOTHER B5c.
Will someone PLEASE FIX the Ethernet ports before I have to go back to UBNT?
I mean this is getting REALLY expensive and is annoying as Hell. Mimosa has a good product but this is really, really sad and ignoring it or blaming everything else is the worst thing Mimosa can do. FIX THE STUPID PORTS! I don’t care if you have to do a total channel recall. I’ve got ~$40K of your ‘carrier class equipment’ out there and I won’t be buying more. This is beyond ridiculous.
So that makes 8 x C5’s, 1 x C5c, 3 x B5’s and 2 x B5c’s that I’ve lost in the past 4 years. Comparatively I’ve lost 1 x 3.65 Nano, 2 x M900 Nanos, 1 x M900 Rocket, and that’s it.
So that’s 4 UBNT devices at about $700 CDN, VS 14 Mimosa devices worth about $4,700 CDN
Oh and I lost yet another C5 last week when the power went out and came back on blowing the Ethernet port.
Does anyone else see a problem here ?