The guard that is typically included with new arresters often doesn’t provide enough coverage to fully protect the wire connections or properly overlap the stripped section of a poly-covered conductor at the connection point. Lightning arrester protection should consider the higher the voltage the further the coverage needs to extend – Reliaguard Multiport Lightning Arrester Guards meet this requirement. Reliaguard Pipe Bus Guards protect endangered species, birds, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, feral cats and other wildlife from contact with energized risk points.

Better by Design

  • Based on the 100 years of collective knowledge from the Reliaguard linemen who specialize in wildlife mitigation, designs consider all risk points. A team of CAD designers support our linemen to incorporate features unique to only Reliaguard Bushing Guards.
  • Lightning arrester guards are designed to deliver better coverage of the wire connection and properly overlap conductors at the connection point

Superior material

  • All Reliaguard products are made from Reliatanium, a proprietary material designed by Reliaguard’s chemical engineering founders.
  • Reliatanium achieves a V-0 flammability classification, the highest rating for the UL 94 test standard and has a 15+ year lifespan.

Ease of installation

Power linemen like our products because:

  • Reliaguard® Lightning Arrester Guards are designed to stay in place. Retention of the cover once applied is a critical design feature to be considered.
  • Guards have 3 ports and can accommodate conductors exiting at various angles
  • Fits a wide range of lightning arresters

Fits the following equipment manufacturers’ products:

  • UltraSIL UHS HD
  • Maclean Joslyn ZHP010
  • Fits most overhead distribution voltage lightning arresters

Technical Features

Designed to prevent wildlife caused outages, these guards are tested for application on equipment up to 38kV.   

Product Name Part Number Height Dimension* Diameter Dimension* Additional Dimension* Min Order Quantity
Lightning Arrester-Multi Port LA-13002 4.75 (120.6) 5 (127) 2.3 (58.4)base port 12

*Dimensions in inches (millimeters)

Lightning Arrester Guard Installation Guide



Align one side of the Reliaguard Bushing Guard under the bushing’s uppermost shed. If installing Reliaguard GreyEEL® conductor guard onto conductor, refer to the GreyEEL® installation guide prior to alignment.


If using the vertical conductor exit, squeeze latch to open one side of the Lightning Arrester Guard’s hinge. Feed conductor through the top, reattach hinge.


Close the bottom arrow latches, ensuring only one shed is contained within the guard. Push guard together on both sides until arrow latches fully snap. The arrow heads will be fully visible outside the square receptacles.


Thru-holes are provided for the optional use of push pins or zip ties as a secondary closure. These are not required for retention and are provided only for convenience of users who prefer a secondary closure method.


Remove Lightning Arrester Guard by clipping off the heads of push pins or zip ties with suitable cutter. Press in arrow latch snaps as indicated, to separate.