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


On Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:49:25 +0000, Brad Rogers <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:17:07 +0000
> Simon Waters <simon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello Simon,
>>Obviously I've not been living out in the wilds, with one cable strung
>>over land for miles from the nearest substation (I'm guessing Henry's is
>>more like that), but none of the reviews I've seen have made any
>>substantive effort to discuss risk v benefit.
> IDK what work they've done regarding risk/benefit, but the IEE now
> stipulate that all new electrical installations(1) supplied by overhead
> cabling need surge suppression at the consumer unit.  So, if you have,
> or buy, a property that gets it's supply fed underground, you don't need
> the suppression gear.
> As has been said elsewhere, this kit _may_ help save most gear, but
> anything that's also connected to the telephone lines is doubly damned.
> (1) This includes, but is not limited to, new built properties, rewires
> and consumer unit replacements.

I've wondered for a while now, is cable any safer than normal telephone

I mean, the stuff goes in the ground and it's fibre up to the cabinets.  I
guess there's less of a risk than overhead telephone cables (or terrestrial
TV aerial cables).


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