I have found during severe lightning storms the best protection is to
totally disconnect all wiring and cabling from your electronic gear. For
computers this means LAN cables, AC power, Telco, USB, mouse, keyboard, etc.
Surge suppressors are useful to dampen quick changes in circuit load from
motor starts or utility switching. I wouldn't depend on any surge
suppression system to control lightning effects. Many manufacturers advise
you not to daisy chain multiple suppression devices. Some units by design
can have an impact on your LAN cabling and throughput due to backfeeds to
My not so perfect solution is a SmartPro 2200 VA Tripplite UPS feeding all
my computers, PBX, and radio gear. It has surge suppression and line
My father in law once had a whole house suppressor installed at the meter
pan by the electric company. They pulled it out last year when the power
company said they were no longer supporting the suppressor.
TrippLite ,, ISOBAR--- has - O -.
Old cheap stuff is 6 to 15... new is 1 ....5. Tripp is best
,, lifetime warranty on product...... LEDS Show bad unit, or
> sad day because it could have been prevented. He was outside his home
> shaking his fist at the sky while cursing God because of the damage done
> to his stereo system by a power surge when lightning struck his upraised
We all learned in Caddy Shack that wearing the right collar is essential
protection; especially when playing golf.
That could have been prevented if he had a plastic bobble-head Jesus on
Did you know it's safe to drive and text at the same time, while being
drunk, as long as there is a plastic bobble-head Jesus on the dashboard!
Jesus will steer the car.....
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