[ubuntu-uk] Preventing lightning strike & surges

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Mon May 28 09:49:58 BST 2007

On 5/27/07, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26/05/07, Robin Menneer <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for advices.  On the mains side we have the necessary earth and
> > voltage trips, and the earth trip works well in thunder storms, plunging
> us
> > into darkness safely.  But is this device quick enough to protect my
> > computers ?  We're at the end of a long rural line and so are unlikely
> to
> > get voltage surges resulting from load changes.   It seems that a 13amp
> 4
> > gang socket with telephone protection as recommended on this list is a
> > reasonable course of action but can anyone tell me if they are one-shot
> and
> > have to be replaced, or are resettable/automatic resetting ?  How
> reliable
> > are they in protecting the phone input (broadband etc).  Another course
> of
> > action is to spend out and get a power back-up which may contain its own
> > protection?   Robin
> Hi Robin,
> The earth/voltage trips should be fast enough to protect your
> computers, at least the power supply side of the equation. If you're
> happy with the power supply protection, you might be able to find a
> phone line protector that is cheaper than the combined power/phone
> extension lead. As Nik suggested, try asking a qualified electrician
> for advice.
> The advantage to using something like the multiway extension lead in
> you situation is that you get phone line protection too, and that (at
> least with my Belkin one) the manufacture offers a guarantee if your
> equipment gets damaged while using one properly (<tongue-in-cheek>What
> have the Romans ever done for us</tongue-in-cheek>).
> And one last thing, my Belkin extension lead has 6 sockets, so they
> are available in smaller and larger sizes.
> Hwyl,
> Neil.

Ta.  You don't happen to know if the extension lead  sockets are one-shot
or  resetting , (phone-wise and/or power) ?   Robin

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