circut breakers & surge protectors

  in1 16:39 26 Sep 2004
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with the latest "circut breakers" now used in new house wiring, do we realy need "surge protectors",to protect our p/c from disaster,or am i missing something here,please enlighten me

  Graham ® 17:16 26 Sep 2004

Surge protectors guard against 'spikes' of high voltage from, for example, a lightning strike on your mains supply, especially if the route contains overhead cabling.

A circuit breaker is guarding against overload and voltage differences between live, neutral and earth.

  apollogeemark 19:52 26 Sep 2004

Could i just ask is it possable to buy a sort of inline device to fit to my ariel to protect it from lightning etc, without using a surge device for computer

Thanks

  Friday's Child 20:02 26 Sep 2004

They're probably not the cheapest but Argos sell a surge protector for ariels built into a booster so your friendly local electrical suppliers should sell one qite cheaply.

  Graham ® 20:14 26 Sep 2004

If lightning strikes the aerial, nothing will stop it! If a storm is overhead, unplug everything until it passes.

  Graham ® 20:15 26 Sep 2004

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  Graham ® 20:17 26 Sep 2004

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  sattman 20:54 26 Sep 2004

I endorse Grahames advice - unplug and dont forget to unplug the telephone if on modem.

  TLzook 21:20 26 Sep 2004

Do you have frequent power outages or does your power go off for about 11 sec before being restored?

If so you are almost certainly on an feeder with predominatly overhead conductors and should definatly need surge protection. you might want to think about protection for other equipment as well.
Satalite receivers blow so easily that most regional electricity companies wont pay out for them.

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