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Default Damaged PC after thunderstorm

May 14th, 2012, 15:29
Originally Posted by aries100 View Post
In Denmark all houses and apartments are required by law to have an HFPI-box? to prevent this from happening, I think? The electric current will then go through the box, and the mechanism in the box will shut the power off immediately.
This may not work. When there is a nearby lightning strike it can cause induced spikes in the wiring past any "cutoff" box. That is why you still need to use local surge protectors on sensitive equipment.
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