Lightning - there's a lot about

  Graham. 19:37 20 Jan 2007
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  Graham. 19:39 20 Jan 2007

Watch out, woodchip!

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what are the risks and recommended precautions?
i had a power cut while i was on a couple of weeks ago, all is ok, but electrical storms, should you unplug everything? i use adsl always connected as i use an internet phone and usually just turn my pc off by the start menu, should i be taking more precautions?

  SB23 20:14 20 Jan 2007

A bolt just hit very near where I am in S.Wales, At the mo all you can hear is alarms going off.

  Graham. 20:17 20 Jan 2007

If the storm is very near, unplug from the mains and phone line.

  SB23 20:19 20 Jan 2007

I did. Sky has cleared again. Was going to post about the lightning, but you beat me to it.

  woodchip 20:25 20 Jan 2007

Cannot see anything up hear Graham

  rdave13 20:32 20 Jan 2007

Can't remember where the posting is by the FE but it was about UPS and that he was investing in one I think. Anyway I bought one before winter set in and it's definately been a good investment. Only cost 42 squids including delivery and during these high wind storms, we've had two power failures and it's nice to watch the pc saving settings and shutting down normally instead of that violent cut-off. Plus the extra light from the monitor is a bonus albeit for five minutes...:)

  Graham. 20:36 20 Jan 2007

A UPS is indeed a good investment. It also acts as a defence against mains-born spikes.

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