(Topic ID: 5057)

lightning


By mickthepin

8 years ago



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    #25 7 years ago

    To be safe, unplug. Msot surge protectors have a MOV capacitor. It designed to fry and prevent the extra voltage from reaching equipment. It works well in most cases, but a direct lightning stirke it wont protect 100%. In many cases the MOV does not blow in enough time to protect from the massive power strike that lightining injects into the lines. Plus lightning does some funny things, tracing back up grounds, cable, and etc....

    There are whole home surge protectors that do a better job, but in my experience nothing is 100%. When in doubt unplug.

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