Re: Fw: Load-Center Surge Suppressors

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From: David Hinerman (WD8CIV@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 12:06:11 CST


At 08:28 AM 4/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I took a close hit last year and everything with a surge suppressor ( some
>home brew ones with MOVS ) survived, the one TV on the kitchen table just
>plugged into the wall gave up the ghost.
>
>I don't think anything will survive a DIRECT HIT !
>
>I still try and disconnect everything during a thunder storm. Both antennas
>and ac plugs!

Walt,

Don't forget phone lines! I had unplugged my PC's power cord during a
storm, but a surge induced on the phone line by a nearby strike took out
the modem, the video card, and about 8 RAM chips. (Yes, it was a few years
ago when RAM came in chips.)

Dave

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Dave Hinerman
WD8CIV@worldnet.att.net


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