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Old 08-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Power outage

I'm having really bad thunderstorms and the power keeps flashing on and off. Would it be better to just turn everything off? I don't want anything to burn up.
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Long as all your tank stuff is on surge protectors you should be ok. That's what their for. To burn up so the things your running don't.
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Surge protectors are designed to help protect against small spikes and surges. They will not help with large spikes (like a lightning hit). Lightning arcs across miles of air, a little tiny air gap in a surge protector isn't going to challenge it.

That being said, when the power is restored is when the surges are largest (outside of a lightning hit) and you can loose equipment then. Cheap strips offer very little, if any real protection. Unplugging and then having a controlled replugging and power on of things in your house does help save expensive equipment.
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