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Re: [TowerTalk] Strike Post Analysis

To: Gene Smar <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Strike Post Analysis
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:59:36 -0700
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Gene Smar wrote:
> From: Phil Camera <>
> Date: 2007/09/19 Wed AM 09:32:41 CDT
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Strike Post Analysis
> <snip>
> Don't forget that even if you have a whole house electrical or phone or 
> whatever protection in place, that will only take care of energy surges 
> coming from the outside lines into the house.  There is a chance that your 
> wiring internal to the house can have energy induced into it of sufficient 
> strength to zap your stuff.  
> _______________________________________________
> <snip>
> TT:
>      Hence the potential need for arrestors or surge suppressors closer to 
> the loads, such as provided by Belkin, Tripplite, APC, et ux ( 
>  ).
> 73 de
> Gene Smar  AD3F

Except that most transient suppressors are shunt mode and NOT 
directional..  A shunt whole house suppressor will suppress overvoltages 
originating within the house.

OTOH, if it's a series mode suppressor (i.e. some sort of LC filter) it 
will be directional.

So the question is, what sort of whole house overvoltage protector is it?

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