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What can Lightning do for you?

Whole house surge protection ...:check_mark:
Separate surge protection devices at electronics ...:check_mark:
Surge suppressors on Ethernet lines running to detached garage ....:check_mark:

:cloud_lightning:Casualties:
- UniFi 24 port switch
- UniFi 8 port 150W PoE switch
- UniFi in-wall access point
- Low voltage landscape lights (fused the bulbs)
- OTA Antenna booster
- Generator control panel (power grid here is crap)
- RPI model 4
- StarLink router
- Harmony hub
- USB power strip
- Rachio controller
- LG C2 OLED  :cry:
 
Such fun!


Re: What can Lightning do for you?

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Lightning loves all those distributed paths to ground..  It took the dare, and laughed in your general direction..

...so many choices..

...to make...

... all at once..

(Why chose, when you can blow everything at the same moment?)

"Arkle sparkle little twink
all flash fried in just a blink.."

And the stuff that didn't blow up in the strike will likely start failing soon enough...

But other than that, how did you like the >>BOOM<<? 

(or was is just a sizzle&pop sneaker? - those are particularly depressing..)
:undecided:

// Deep inside every dilemma lies a solution that involves explosives //

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Quote from: Steeley – But other than that, how did you like the >>BOOM<<? 

(or was is just a sizzle&pop sneaker? - those are particularly depressing..)
It was a solid house shaking boom, as in I need to check if there is a hole in the roof !

Quote from: Steeley – And the stuff that didn't blow up in the strike will likely start failing soon enough...
Thanks for that sunshine:sun_with_face:LOL

Couple of security camera pic's just as the lighting flashed... somewhere right behind the house.

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Quote from: Spuds –
Quote from: Steeley – And the stuff that didn't blow up in the strike will likely start failing soon enough...
Thanks for that sunshine:sun_with_face:LOL


My bad..  Guess I should have asked if you preferred knowing what was coming, or not knowing what was coming..  :thinking: 

As long as you didn't hear a deep Ron Hubbard-type voice  echoing down from the heavens afterwards saying "Dammit, I missed", at least you can be relieved that it's not going to be even worse.. 

Seeing the SecCam date, I'm pretty sure you'd know by now if there was a hole in the roof, the racket from all the critters that subsequently moved into the attic would be your biggest clue. :tongue:


// Deep inside every dilemma lies a solution that involves explosives //

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Quote from: Spuds – Whole house surge protection ...:check_mark:
Separate surge protection devices at electronics ...:check_mark:
Surge suppressors on Ethernet lines running to detached garage ....:check_mark:

:cloud_lightning:Casualties:
- UniFi 24 port switch
- UniFi 8 port 150W PoE switch
- UniFi in-wall access point
- Low voltage landscape lights (fused the bulbs)
- OTA Antenna booster
- Generator control panel (power grid here is crap)
- RPI model 4
- StarLink router
- Harmony hub
- USB power strip
- Rachio controller
- LG C2 OLED  :cry:
 
Such fun!
Wow :embarrassed: . I hope nobody's been hurt...

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Quote from: Zioclive – Wow  :embarrassed:  . I hope nobody's been hurt...
Thanks ... Everyone (non electronic:electric_plug:) is fine :D

But I do have another item I forgot to list ... it took out the HVAC system (various control panels). Fortunately the repair company was feeling kind and did not report this as a act of God and instead gave me a under warranty repair.  Those control boards are 1K each to the home owner (bit of a markup ya know), so that was solid of them.