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Re: [LUG] Electrical storm, recommendations for a printer/scanner


On Sun, Jan 05, 2014 at 01:06:17PM +0000, Simon Waters wrote:
> They provide protection against surges. They'll stop kits rebooting from 
> induced currents (although most kit will do that fine on its own), but 
> the currents involved in direct lightening strikes are immense. E.g. Will 
> happily arc a few centimeters if it needs to do so to destroy your lovely 
> electronics.
I was thankfully persuaded to install a set of surge protectors on the main 
line. The cost was expensive (about £200) but what persuaded me in the end 
was the realisation that I had the choice of
-   Fitting surge protectors to every piece of electronics and then after 
    every storm checking them all
-   Or a one time installation.

This time it appeared to have worked: the centralised surge protectors blew 
but all the electrical connections were safe.


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