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    Default Lnb & DiseqC - Lightning Protection ?


    For those in lightning prone areas,
    How do you protect the lnb and the
    diseqc, switchers etc from lightning strikes,
    is there a simple solution to this issue rather
    than using lightning arresters.

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    nopes, no protection other than the arresters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boknoy_ph View Post
    nopes, no protection other than the arresters.
    This might mean keeping a load of spares,
    in the rainy areas, for i suppose its quite expensive
    to put up arresters, as far as i assume.

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    yeps, kinda cost some money. an engineer once tasked our small shop to make some arresters for the building he was constructing (arrester fell down when earthquake damaged the building, lol).

    i had the same problem with my VHF radio setup before. antenna was sticking out (150ft) like a sore thumb... a very nice invitation for lightning strike. and since the chances are high, it got struck one day, burning my radios, televisions and throwing our househelp a few meters back (she was standing in front of the TV at the time), luckily she was not burned or anything, just shocked.

    so just take the necessary precaution when there is severe lighting activity in your area, disconnect your units from the cables. at least you can say you did something to protect your equipments, lol.
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    It's simply a matter of luck. I once lost 5 Ku LNB's in the one storm, and have never lost one since.

    Or perhaps the old addage of, lighting does not strike in the same place twice, might in fact be correct, regardless of the fact I,m staying under the bed and not coming out till it's gone
    regards from OZ bassett

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassett View Post
    It's simply a matter of luck. I once lost 5 Ku LNB's in the one storm, and have never lost one since.

    Or perhaps the old addage of, lighting does not strike in the same place twice, might in fact be correct, regardless of the fact I,m staying under the bed and not coming out till it's gone
    Thanks sir Bassett for making me laugh i have heard this, that it never strikes twice, so best is to wait for it where it hasnt struck yet.
    I had my staff do an installation upcountry and hardly one month lost 2 cband lnbs and Diseqc plus roasted the lnb supply on receiver.
    What to do on such warranties, and the distance is 400km away from us.
    Well we changed all, but what if it strikes again in less than a month, we would be hiding from the replacements and not the lightning for the area is prone to this.
    By the way when you go under the bed, where do the children go

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    well, you know how children are. they jump up and down with glee on the bed everytime the lightning strikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cogil View Post
    What to do on such warranties, and the distance is 400km away from us.
    Well we changed all, but what if it strikes again in less than a month, we would be hiding from the replacements and not the lightning for the area is prone to this.
    The answers in the small print of the warrenties,

    ***** It must be remembered that unfortunatly any lighting strikes that do occur are not the fault of the management, and while we are very sympathetic with your predicament, we are unable to replace, repair, of supply any of the afore mentioned equipment under your current warranty. However we do feel some responsibility and can offer extra insurance cover at a very reasonable rate, to cover any such occurrence. Unfortunately, this will only cover the high replacement cost's of equipment, and at this time will not cover labour and travelling expenses, which will regrettably need to be paid for, First. *****
    Quote Originally Posted by cogil View Post
    By the way when you go under the bed, where do the children go
    No worries, everyone loves a friendly little dog, like me.
    regards from OZ bassett

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    Quote Originally Posted by boknoy_ph View Post
    yeps, kinda cost some money. an engineer once tasked our small shop to make some arresters for the building he was constructing (arrester fell down when earthquake damaged the building, lol).

    i had the same problem with my VHF radio setup before. antenna was sticking out (150ft) like a sore thumb... a very nice invitation for lightning strike. and since the chances are high, it got struck one day, burning my radios, televisions and throwing our househelp a few meters back (she was standing in front of the TV at the time), luckily she was not burned or anything, just shocked.

    so just take the necessary precaution when there is severe lighting activity in your area, disconnect your units from the cables. at least you can say you did something to protect your equipments, lol.


    150ft VHF antenna....Amateur / Ham Radio ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astonvu View Post
    150ft VHF antenna....Amateur / Ham Radio ?

    it must be.... but i think plus the building itself totaling 150ft...

    but when my brother and i used to go "alpha tango whats your 20...." with those cb/ham and vhf radio enthusiasts back in the 80's our antenna is only 80ft retractable.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoren View Post
    it must be.... but i think plus the building itself totaling 150ft...

    but when my brother and i used to go "alpha tango whats your 20...." with those cb/ham and vhf radio enthusiasts back in the 80's our antenna is only 80ft retractable.....
    charlie, india, delta.........out

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