[TowerTalk] Lightning protection
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 20:53:25 -0400
I've had one on my service entrance for about 2 years; made be Intermatic.
There's a wire for each side of the service plus a ground. You insert each
service wire into the nearest breakers in the panel. Considering the
inductance in breaker, plus the wire, I'm suspect of its effectiveness.
But, I use it as part of an overall "defense". I think it was around 50
bucks at Casa Depot.
> >Does anyone have any experience with these devices and/or am I just
> the curve on this?
> I recently installed one of these in the breaker panel in my new
> hamshack building. It is a Powermaster from Mouser Electronics.
> (stock # 554-WH1) It has a red LED on the front to let you know
> it is doing its thing. It installs right accross the incoming 240 volt
> line to the box. I also use plug-in surge protectors at each wall
> outlet in the shack. When you live in "tornado alley", a belt +
> suspenders approach to lightning is warranted!
> Max. surge current on this unit is 26,500 amps, with < 1 ns
> response time. It protectsin both the H1-N and H2-N modes.
> Phil, K5PC
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