RJ11/DSL Line Safety During Lightning Storms?

  albu 14:55 11 May 2004
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Will a surge protector with a RJ11/DSL socket protect a broadband modem in a lightning strike that's connected to a PC? Please advise.

Thanks
Alan

  josie mayhem 20:28 11 May 2004

Very much depends where the lightling hits!

If I'm right in thinking when I brought my surge protector, it covered upto something like 50,000 volts (could be wrong) The power of lightling is way above this, so if it strikes near you will recieve one hell of a belt over the line.

So I would always advice play on the safe side, once you hear that thunder disconnect. After all most thunder storms only last 1/2 hour or so, surly 1/2 or hour or so is much better than what could be days and days waiting for repairs to be done or the cost of a new machine if it blows the mother board!

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