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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Surge Suppressors should be unplugged during a thunderstorm because they are not intended to protect against lightning strikes!
Is that too much of a surge for them?

I'll see how this "storm" goes, right now it's just been raining and windy heavily.

If the thunder/lightening gets really bad, I'll just turn it off and sit there and watch it I guess lol.
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kick View Post
ur warranty is voided for the psu if u opened it, if u didnt and sleeved it, then youre fine.

i would also just take your gpu out. better save 1 than none
I did open it

lol save 1, I got a chuckle.
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I always unplug my PC and TVs.
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where are you located by the way?
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If your going to risk it, has you're home insurance got it covered?
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post #16 of 26
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I always unplug my PC and TVs.
Hmm, that is saying a lot considering your name
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post
I have been wanting one in the past, I just don't have the money to even get a cheap one right now. One day I will.

IF by chance my system does fry (that is all I am worried about, data loss isn't that big an issue) then I'll just need to get that new PSU I've been needing and warranty everything else

I have a feeling I'll be safe though.
Much more than your PSU can fry during a storm. Even the best PSU on the best surge suppressor can get fried. Not only that, but anything that's left connected to the outside world (such as an internet cable for either dial-up, DSL, or cable) should be unplugged.

It's not worth the risk; don't trust your feelings that you'll be safe because you are only fooling yourself. After all, weather is unpredictable.

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Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post
Is that too much of a surge for them?

I'll see how this "storm" goes, right now it's just been raining and windy heavily.

If the thunder/lightening gets really bad, I'll just turn it off and sit there and watch it I guess lol.
A direct lightning strike to the grid somewhere nearby is too much for anything. It's a major myth that surge suppressors can block a lightning strike. Not only would the surge suppressor be destroyed internally, but so will everything connected to it.

So shut down and get off every grid that you can think of.
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post #18 of 26
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where are you located by the way?
Agoura, CA. We occasionally catch some severe weather warnings for our area broadcast on TV (where it interrupts the channel to tell you) but it's usually for surrounding areas and we never notice much. This time it specifically said Agoura, so we'll see.

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If your going to risk it, has you're home insurance got it covered?
I suppose so, but I don't think they cover damage to stuff in just a thunderstorm?



Supposedly the "warning" expires in 19 minutes and I haven't even seen any lightning lol. I think I just got overly excited at nothing hahah.
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Agoura, CA. We occasionally catch some severe weather warnings for our area broadcast on TV (where it interrupts the channel to tell you) but it's usually for surrounding areas and we never notice much. This time it specifically said Agoura, so we'll see.



I suppose so, but I don't think they cover damage to stuff in just a thunderstorm?



Supposedly the "warning" expires in 19 minutes and I haven't even seen any lightning lol. I think I just got overly excited at nothing hahah.
I figured you were in cali since its raining pretty hard right now here in Socal. Weather says a slight chance of TStorms. But what am I doing? Stressing the hell out of my cpu haha
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My brother lost his entire PC because he forgot to unplug the phone line (DSL). He unplugged everything else, but his system was still fried thanks to a lightning strike sending a damaging surge through the phone line.
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