[ubuntu-uk] Preventing lightning strike & surges
dominic.forrest at ntlworld.com
Fri May 25 21:24:17 BST 2007
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> Call me picky, but isn't it true that you can't *prevent* lightning
>> strikes, only try to get them to hit something other than your
>> aerial/golf club/tree/car/house?
> My only experience of a lightning strike was lightning hitting the
> telegraph pole down the street, sending a big pulse down the phone line,
> and frying the fax modem on my motherboard (along with its nearby
> on-board network and the graphics). I guess surge protection wouldn't
> help with that sort of thing?
Don't be so sure - my father lived in a remote part of the Highlands of
Scotland and had 5 (yes five!) modems fried. I then bought him a
combined power/phone lightning surge protector and never had another
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