Those who are technically incapable of solving problems or learning something new must do what they only understand - attack the messenger.mikefamig said:I really hope that it really is a bot. I personally was thinking that he was struck by lightning right in the forehead a few times himself.
westom said:Second, a house is not retrofitted. Nothing inside the house need be modified. Protection is installed at the service entrance. For example, if renting one from the electric company, then the girl who reads the meter might install it.
RAL said:Here is an excellent guide from the IEEE on the proper ways to provide surge protection from lightning as well as other sources, such as utility system problems.
It's written by 5 experts on lightning and surge protection. It's a long paper, but worth reading. It even explains why power strip surge protectors are worth having. I recall someone saying they weren't necessary as they provided little value.
mikefamig said:Effectiveness of an SPD is strongly affected by the installation. The installation is
fully under the control of the SPD purchaser and should not be treated lightly.
The primary issues that need to be addressed are grounding, lead length, and over-
mikefamig said:I haven't read the entire doc yet but lots of info here, thanks.
Here's a quote that was enlightening to me. It explains why I had and still have such a hard time choosing and spd:
The voltage peak to which an SPD limits an incoming surge has been given many
different names, including “protection level”, “Suppressed Voltage Rating”
(SVR), “surge response voltage”, “let through voltage”, “clamping voltage”,
“surge residual”, and “surge remnant”. Technically, the proper term is “surge
residual”, that is, the voltage remaining after a surge protector has acted to limit a
dementeddigital said:NeverDie, in case you don't trust everything that westom says (I don't), I would agree that the SPD that you linked seems to be a good one.
NeverDie said:Thanks! If someone can name a better one, please do. Otherwise, I'm probably going to get it installed this summer. FWIW, I think this thread would have gone better if folks had identified specific products they recommended instead of leaving it to generalities. At the end of the day both I and others need a concrete list of things to buy, and it's nice to have that vetted by a group of knowledgeable people like those here on cocoontech.
To that end, two years ago I purchased a couple of these surge protector strips: https://www.tripplite.com/protect-it!-8-outlet-surge-protector-10-ft-cord-3240-joules-modem-coax-ethernet-protection-rj45~TLP810NET/
At the time I thought I was being smart because the clamping voltage is listed at 150v, but after reading this thread I'm noticing that the "let through rating" is 330/400/400, which doesn't sound so good (?). What would have been a better surge strip to purchase?