Lightning Alert

  Graham. 17:35 21 Jun 2007
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One or two have already suffered from storms affecting their PC's. If you are on a phone line fed from a pole, or overhead electricity, or both, unplug if you're in the line of fire.

Once you see a flash or hear thunder it may be too late.

  fillythebish 22:36 21 Jun 2007

Get a surge protected adapter, its supposed to keep all electricals safe in a storm or if power is tripped.

  SANTOS7 22:44 21 Jun 2007

A good surge protector should offer four features.

1. The surge protector should cover lightning strikes. SOME DO NOT.
2. The surge protector should offer insurance to cover the loss of properly attached equipment.
3. If you have a regular modem, get a surge protector with an R-11 telephone jack where you can hook up your telephone line.
4. If you are using a cable modem, get a surge protector which will also accommodate your television/Internet cable.

While these statements should be observed for those who want to rely on surge protection i think that unpluging is still the safest option, Better to be safe than sorry..

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