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Date: Fri Sep 15 2000 - 21:31:19 PDT
If lightning were that dangerous, then all operators would remove their headsets and stop working until the storm has passed. Telephone exchanges would often be crashed for days replacing lightning damaged electronics. Neither happens because lightning is not the powerful force at the ground strike region and surge protection has been demonstrated that effective since the 1930s. This thread is full is technical inaccuracies. For example, one would recommend a battery backup UPS for surge protection only because he does not understand fundamentals of surge protection or how a sub $200 UPS works. When not in battery backup mode, the computer is connected directly to the AC power lines via a relay. A relay is not surge protection. Where surge protection fails, the system did not exist. Most retail, plug-in surge protectors are one component of the surge protection system with the rest of the system missing. Why do they forget to disucss other critical parts of that surge protection system on the box? That should be obvious. The weak link in a surge protection system is the human who does not know basic fundamentals demonstrated since the 1930s. We still wire homes as if the transistor did not exist - because so many humans worship the words on a plug-in surge protector or UPS box rather than learn some basic circuit theory. A surge protector is only as good as its earth ground - something all but missing on plug-in surge protectors and in this thread. In article <JXCv5.33553$3U2.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Lee McCrocklin" <email@example.com> wrote: > > "B. Joshua Rosen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> If there is enough energy to kill a person holding a plastic >>phone, how much good will a surge protector do? > > A weak link is the open air gap from the earphone in the handset >to your ear. It does not matter how much plastic is in the handset. Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.
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