Mailing List Archived Message #6832

From: "Will Honea" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [OS2Wireless] The OT "electrical protection" thread
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:17:59 -0600
To: "OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List" <>

** Reply to message from "J R FOX" <> on Tue,
20 Apr 2010 12:26:19 -0700 (PDT)

> . . . that ran on this list, a while back.  It was mostly over
> my head, but still an eye-opener, and (dare I say it) shocking.
> I've had a good UPS ahead of my computers for a long, long time.
> For other critical gear -- tv and associated video stuff, for
> example -- I've used the Monster power centers, even though they
> are often said to be very overpriced.  This is way more elaborate
> than any power strip.  1500 joules clamping, and all that jazz.  
> My reading of that thread suggested this may all be in vain,
> absent other even-far-more-elaborate precautionary measures ?  
> But I think it is likely to be the best I can arrange, as a
> practical matter.  And it does seem to have done the job for
> many years.

As pointed out in discussion, lightning protection is a serious art - but
anything you do will help some.  I look at it as a lot of effort for a rare
event - but boy! can that rare event be a dilly.  As for the power rating, you
should do a bit of research on the power generated by lightning.  By
comparison, your 1500 joules is a mouse-fart in a hurricane but as you point
out the trade off is cost of replacement vs. cost of protection amortized by
the frequency of the event.

Good to see you back.

Will Honea <>

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