0
   

Thunderstorm

 
 
Montana
 
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2003 07:58 pm
We are having a heck of a thunder storm at the moment and here I sit at my computer. I usually unplug my puter during these times, but hey, I want to play on A2K. I know, I'm nuts!
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 0 • Views: 892 • Replies: 12
No top replies

 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2003 08:03 pm
NUTS!



there were some wild storms here this morning. be careful.
0 Replies
 
Montana
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2003 08:16 pm
It was a quick one and it blew right past, so I'm in the clear. I haven't been on my computer much lately and it figures that the one time that I throw the thing on, we get a thunderstorm.
0 Replies
 
hamburger
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2003 08:17 pm
THUNDERSTORM
when i purchased my computer 2 1/2 years ago (actually mrs. hamburger just about forced me to get one!) i also got a BELKIN SUGEMASTER II; they state that it gives full protection against lightning and power surges (cost was almost canadian $ 100); anyone have any experience with surge protectors - do they really work? hbg
0 Replies
 
Montana
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2003 08:46 pm
My brother is a computer technician and he says that you'd have to pay big bucks to get one that actually worked. He told me to unplug my computer whenever we get a thunderstorm and he laughed at me when I told him I had a surge protector. He says that most of them are useless.
0 Replies
 
Heliotrope
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2003 04:52 pm
A good quality surge protector does exactly what it says.
Protects your gear.
There are lots of them about and most of them are just line noise removers with a high reactivity fuse in them. These don't do the business when it comes to the terrifyingly large spikes you get when your house gets hit by a bolt of lightning travelling at half the speed of light and blasting 20 million amps through your gear as it goes.

The ones with the free insurance policies are the best.
A good one should cost you about $60 to $100 US dollars.

Out here we get frequent lightning storms coming up the escarpment at this time of year so they're essential for sound systems, TV, computer, phone line etc...

A good one does do the job. I have personal experience of their efficacy.
0 Replies
 
hamburger
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2003 05:20 pm
heliotrope : thanks for your comments. we do get some terrific thunderstorms coming along the eastern shore of lake ontario and so far the surge-protctor seems to have worked. hbg ... montana : hope your brother doesn't prove me wrong one of these days! hbg
0 Replies
 
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2003 07:04 pm
Ummmm. I suppose if my house got blasted by lightning, I should worry about my computer, but hey, it's a Compaq.
0 Replies
 
Montana
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2003 04:51 pm
Thanks for the info Helio. $100 is a lot of money for me, so my brother probably had that in mind when he gave me that information.
0 Replies
 
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2003 05:02 pm
As far as I know, a surge protector will protect the computer if the power goes off and on. If the lightning scores a direct hit, I don't think that there is anything that will help, unless the computer had been previously disconnected.
0 Replies
 
Montana
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2003 04:51 am
Phoenix
That's what my brother was saying, but I assumed that if you spend enough money on a good surge protector that it would work. He's coming up here on vacation next week, so I'm going to talk with him about it again to see what he has to say.
0 Replies
 
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2003 05:06 am
I looked around, and it seems that you COULD put a lightning arrester on your house. That would be in addition to the surge supressor. In the meantime, I will continue to unplug my computer!
0 Replies
 
Montana
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2003 05:08 am
Same here Phoenix. I just pull the plug. Better safe than sorry.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Clone of Micosoft Office - Question by Advocate
Do You Turn Off Your Computer at Night? - Discussion by Phoenix32890
The "Death" of the Computer Mouse - Discussion by Phoenix32890
Windows 10... - Discussion by Region Philbis
Surface Pro 3: What do you think? - Question by neologist
Windows 8 tips thread - Discussion by Wilso
GOOGLE CHROME - Question by Setanta
.Net and Firefox... - Discussion by gungasnake
Hacking a computer and remote access - Discussion by trying2learn
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Thunderstorm
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 10/01/2020 at 07:09:49