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    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    I think I will sell my I7 1366 980X Chip on Ebay & use the cash to get new AMD setup.
    you could get an apu + board and have little left over or fx-8350 + a board and might have money left

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    From my readings it is my understanding that NONE of the surge protection / UPS devices you folks have mentioned can save you from a direct lightning strike. They are not meant for that. Those devices are meant for modest surges over normal power conduits. The only real protection is to totally unplug everything from the wall (including cable connections). Period. Lightning is just too powerful. The only factor in your favor when plugged in during a lightning strike is pure unadulterated luck. Surge protectors are pretty nearly worthless. [actually, there are discussions on forums where electrical engineers state quite clearly and firmly that surge protectors are totally useless]
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    i guess that old tip i got when i was younger from my uncle when a lighting storm happens unplug[from the wall meaning power and anything that comes from the wall] the things you dont want to lose

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    They sell whole house surge suppressors that do protect your gear. Trouble with them is that once they do their job, they have to be replaced.

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    Default Re: Good news & bad news.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroChill View Post
    From my readings it is my understanding that NONE of the surge protection / UPS devices you folks have mentioned can save you from a direct lightning strike. They are not meant for that. Those devices are meant for modest surges over normal power conduits. The only real protection is to totally unplug everything from the wall (including cable connections). Period. Lightning is just too powerful. The only factor in your favor when plugged in during a lightning strike is pure unadulterated luck. Surge protectors are pretty nearly worthless. [actually, there are discussions on forums where electrical engineers state quite clearly and firmly that surge protectors are totally useless]
    Nothing will protect from a direct lighting strike. We are all aware of that. The chances his house was actually hit directly by lighting is close to nill as well. It was either to a pole or close by enough to cause his problem. A UPS or a strong enough surge protector will HELP the kind of failure he experienced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    They sell whole house surge suppressors that do protect your gear. Trouble with them is that once they do their job, they have to be replaced.
    That is probably just the marketing term, because people have generally heard of surge protectors and can relate to "surge suppressor". A zap follows "shortest path to ground". So my guess is the product is likely some variation on the old lightning rod solution with direct path to grounding. Meaning it diverts quickly to ground, rather than trying to obstruct a zap running through the house; where as a surge protector does simply try to merely inhibit a zap that is already loose inside and will fail against lightning. But I freely admit that I am not an electrical engineer nor an electrician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Nothing will protect from a direct lighting strike. We are all aware of that. The chances his house was actually hit directly by lighting is close to nill as well. It was either to a pole or close by enough to cause his problem. A UPS or a strong enough surge protector will HELP the kind of failure he experienced.
    Apologies ... that is what I include in my notion of direct strike. Meaning close enough to ground zero that you suffer the effect of the zap through your own circuitry. And no they will not help even a little bit with regard to lightning.
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    Default Re: Good news & bad news.

    you should have lightening rods put on your house going straight to ground.

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    MYTH: A surge protector or UPS device will provide sufficient protection against all lightning strikes, including a direct lightning strike.

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    TRUTH: Unfortunately not. A common surge protector will stop voltage spikes and surges, but not the violent, catastrophic burst of current from a close lightning strike. Direct lightning current is simply too big to protect with a little electronic device inside a power strip, or even a hefty UPS unit. If your UPS or surge protector is in the way of the lightning's path, all or part of the lightning will just flash over or through the device - regardless of the amount of capacitors and battery banks involved.

    Even 'disconnects', or devices that physically switch off power to a device by activating a set of contacts, will not guarantee protection. A small air gap will not stop a lightning bolt that has already jumped across miles of air. It won't think twice about jumping a few more inches, or even a few more feet, especially if the 'path of least resistance' to ground is across the contacts of the disconnect switch.

    Not only that, but not even a full-fledged lightning protection system with rods, cables and grounds will guarantee against damage to electronics and computers. For any system to provide 100% protection, it must divert almost 100% of the lightning current from a direct strike, which is nearly physically impossible: Ohm's Law states that for a set of resistances connected in parallel, the current will be distributed across ALL resistances, at levels inversely proportional to the different values of resistance. A house or building is nothing more than a set of resistors 'connected' in parallel- the electrical wiring, plumbing, phone lines, steel framework, etc. (Even though plumbing and electrical wiring, for instance, may not be physically connected, lightning will use side flashes across air gaps to effectively connect them). In a direct lightning strike, the current will not follow only one path- it will distribute itself across all paths to ground depending on each path's resistance.

    Lightning current often peaks at 100,000 or more Amperes. With that in mind, consider if you have a lightning protection system installed, and your house is hit directly by lightning. If the protection system takes even 99.9% of the current, then your electrical wiring may take the remaining 0.1%. 0.1% of 100,000 Amperes is a 100 Amp surge through your lines- which may be enough to take out your computer.

    It is not uncommon for 'side flashes' to occur inside a house or building, where all or a part of the lightning will jump across an entire room to reach ground- such as from the electrical wiring system to well-grounded water pipes. If your computer is in the way, it'll be time to shop for a new one, even if you have the most expensive protection system installed.

    A 'side flash' often occurs when lightning branches out into several channels as it tries to bury itself deep into earth. So even if the bulk of the current is flowing to ground through the heavy cables of your protection system, there can be small 'overflow' disharges, even if the lightning hits outside of the structure. Such an event was experienced by my Grandmother, who witnessed a 6-foot long blue spark jump across the room from a wall outlet to the kitchen faucet as lightning struck nearby.

    Guarantees on the packaging of UPS/surge protection devices are somewhat misleading when it comes to lightning protection, implying that the devices can stop any effects of a strike. In some cases, they will - as long as they aren't in or near the direct line of fire. But in reality, nothing can guarantee absolute protection from a direct or very close strike.

    All this doesn't mean that you shouldn't use a surge protector, UPS, disconnect, or a full-fledged lightning rod system. Any device will provide some degree of protection from everyday power line spikes and distant lightning strikes. But when lightning hits nearby or directly, all bets are off.

    The best, and cheapest, way to protect your stereo, television, computer, or any electronic appliance is to unplug all power, telephone (modem), and antenna connections during a thunderstorm.


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    Default Re: Good news & bad news.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    A UPS or a strong enough surge protector will HELP the kind of failure he experienced.
    Quote Originally Posted by DAN ROBINSON
    Guarantees on the packaging of UPS/surge protection devices are somewhat misleading when it comes to lightning protection, implying that the devices can stop any effects of a strike. In some cases, they will - as long as they aren't in or near the direct line of fire. But in reality, nothing can guarantee absolute protection from a direct or very close strike.
    So okay, that "in some cases they will" indicates a person could get very lucky and they'd be helpful, so I withdraw my previous firm negative with regard to your own statement.
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    As it turns out. my house & the house beside mine were the only ons hit on this hill.And it was the tree beside his house that got the hit.

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    I have FiOS so the chances of a surge through the phone and ethernet lines is basically nonexistent :P Seems strange the a surge on an ethernet line could do so much damage.

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    From the National Weather Service at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/tips ...

    Lightning: What You Need to Know
    •NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!!
    •If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
    •When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.
    •Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

    Indoor Lightning Safety
    •Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.
    •Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets; do not wash your hands, take a shower or wash dishes.
    •Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
    •Do not lie on concrete floors (likely contains wire mesh), and do not lean against concrete walls (likely contains metal reinforcing bars).

    Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips

    If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk:
    •Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks
    •Never lie flat on the ground
    •Never shelter under an isolated tree
    •Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter
    •Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water
    •Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturn97 View Post
    Uninterrupted Power Supply aka battery backup
    Been using one for years, they are defiantly worth the money, as long as you buy a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    OK my phone is fried & my cable box. So it must have come by the cable. I have twc. They are working on the problume.The house next door got hit also.So no tv no phone waaaaa.
    File a complaint with them, but first make sure your homes electrical system is up to date, once an inspection starts, you can't stop it. Jim, do you have a fuse box, or a breaker box ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    File a complaint with them, but first make sure your homes electrical system is up to date, once an inspection starts, you can't stop it. Jim, do you have a fuse box, or a breaker box ?
    They will most likely tell you to submit a claim to your home owners insurance.

    Even unplugging everything is not 100% if the hit is close enough.

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