[TowerTalk] What Killed the Computers? was: Re: Grounding of Amateur Radio installations

Jim Lux 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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