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    Default Lightning damage to LNB's and Diseqc


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    with the rain season approaching again my friends living near a big lake are again having their LNB's and Diseqc's damaged by heavy rains and lightning.

    Their houses/apartments are well shielded against lightning and also electric system are protected and grounded. Ups's are also used.

    There is no physical damage to these LNB's and Diseqc's. and it's the same for cheap, middle range or expensive LNB's and Diseqc's.

    It's becoming quite expensive to keep changing this equipment.

    Please reply/advise anything that will help to prevent this as much as possible.

    thanks in advance

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    lower down the dish to ground level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boknoy_ph View Post
    lower down the dish to ground level.
    thanks, that's quite difficult in some cases.
    We r going 2 earth the lnb connectors and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Hello

    with the rain season approaching again my friends living near a big lake are again having their LNB's and Diseqc's damaged by heavy rains and lightning.

    Their houses/apartments are well shielded against lightning and also electric system are protected and grounded. Ups's are also used.

    There is no physical damage to these LNB's and Diseqc's. and it's the same for cheap, middle range or expensive LNB's and Diseqc's.

    It's becoming quite expensive to keep changing this equipment.

    Please reply/advise anything that will help to prevent this as much as possible.

    thanks in advance
    Dear wombat,

    Disconnect the Cable from Receiver when thunderstorms starts. (use 'F' plug - easy to remove and refix).Diconnect the power chord
    For UPS separate earthing required dont mix it with other.

    All The Best
    Megahertzpark

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    Erect a lightning rod taller that all existing disk installation. This could be a group effort since it would protect all within the area. Lightning always strike the highest peak since it is the quickest path to ground. And contrary to misconception lightning strikes many times at the same place. Airport technicians will confirmed that. Use or borrow megger(little bit costly) to insure that grounding is good.

    And good luck! We can't control mother nature!
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