[TowerTalk] What Killed the Computers? was: Re: Grounding of Amateur Radio installations
jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 8 16:42:40 EST 2006
At 12:07 PM 12/8/2006, Pete Smith wrote:
>Hmmm ... interesting theories - but in my case, there was physical
>evidence of EMP coming in on the network port - it was welded into
>the computer. Moreover, I have a whole house surge protector, as
>well as surge protectors on individual computers. While one of them
>was motherboard-dead, the other lost its network and video cards
>only, as well as an LCD monitor ... its power supply is still
>chugging along. And finally, none of the other consumer electronics
>connected to the same or other circuits were damaged, so I conclude
>that the whole house surge protector probably did its job.
>73, Pete N4ZR
Certainly. I was just giving an example of where "point of use"
surge protectors in the AC line can make things worse.
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