Posted 30 June 2008 - 06:09 PM
Any "plugged in" item of value should be on a surge protector, unless you have a lot of cash, or very good insurance otherwise, and don't mind the down time while you wait to get new equipment. I also don't recommend plugging in more than two items to any surge unit.
Even plugging in through a surge unit may not save you from a direct hit - lightning or otherwise.
One can only be circumspect and take all the precautions available.
In some areas, local power companies will also install an exterior surge unit. They don't usually provide a full guarantee either. Just partial coverage.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)