Abstract: An elongated line protector has a series of base modules for plug-in reception of a series of arrester modules, carbon or gas tube type as may be selected. Along opposed sides of the base modules are recesses for slide-on attachment of terminal modules each having a row of terminals, such as binding posts, connector clips, etc. for connections to telephone lines to be protected. Several groups of terminal modules may be assembled with each other side-by-side on each of the opposed base module sides depending upon the number of groups and styles of terminals desired. Correct electrical connections between the terminals and the arresters are established through the protector upon assembly by conductors including ground and line busses.