Re: Surge protectors in series
- From: E Z Peaces <cash@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 11:33:54 -0400
You know UL, they gotta keep folks "safe" [from themselves], 1 Trip
unit will do the job it was designed for, if you want safe, what I do
is unplug when storms might be comming and I amd leaving. No surge
protector can protect all that lightning can dish out on a big direct
hit. I got hit bad once it was so strong it lit flourescent lights
that were shut off 3 stories below where it came in when I was in the
kitchen. In the attic track light bulbs were even loosened in the
sockets that worked when screwed back in. It was so strong insurance
pros thought it was a Plasma going through the room since circuits
affected were not near the strike and the electronics damages the ins
covered it cost over 20,000 to the insurance co. There wasnt even ANY
entry point or exterior damage, just fire in one corner box and
equipment fried 50 ft away. It must have been Plasma. A friend had
ball lightning roll-float through his large room and do no damage, I
guess thats Plasma. Lightning is scary stuff. Unplug for 100% saftey,
its less of a hassle than a repair, and you know your stuff is safe.
Im in a place hit 3 times already, and nows the storm season.
My strike blew masonry from two chimneys as far as 100 feet. It wiped out three stereo receivers in three rooms. One wasn't plugged in or attached to anything but speakers.
It amazed me that so many items that were plugged in and running were apparently not damaged.
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