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Offline highwaykind

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #25 on: 28/11/2008 08:33:22 »
After two times with "fried everything", I definitely vote yes.
Unplug everything, including the phone/DSL line (!)

Phone thing (the main controlling box in the cellar) "jumped" off the wall, leaving a nice charry black mess behind.
TV/phone/computer(DLS line -> mainboard)/printer were all toast.

Severity of the thunderstorm didn't seem to matter much.
First hit was during a somewhat bad but very close thunderstorm.
Second hit was during a very mild one (with one sudden extremely loud bang)

(I do not live in a very rural area, plenty of trees and other houses around.)
 

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #26 on: 30/11/2008 16:07:31 »
turnipsock "However our premium went up when it should have down since lightning never strikes twice and this wouldn't happen again."

Yes Sir, and as true as it is stated.
Just once more prove the absolute incompetence of the insurance companies.

The nincompoops, wanting me to pay for the damages.
She run into my car I say, head first!!!
 

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #27 on: 01/02/2009 19:21:50 »
I think a lot depends on whether your mains power comes via overhead lines as is common in America or by underground cable, if the later you have little to fear from power line surges so carry on viewing but overhead power lines can be a menace.
lighting surges down the aerial cable are another matter if the lightning is real close unplug the cable and place it near something earthed and carry on viewing with a set top antenna if possible. 
 

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #28 on: 01/02/2009 21:41:16 »
Europe here by the way, cables underground....
 

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #29 on: 03/05/2009 10:42:07 »
so if in America turn your TV off because the cables are above ground, but if in Europe you (most of the time) wont have to because of the cables being underground.
I usually turn my TV off if there is lightning just to be on the safe side because a bolt could hit the areal... does it matter if your TV is on or off when a bolt hits your areal, i don't see how it does but my dad always says to turn it off anyway.
 

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QotW - 08.04.20 - Should I turn my TV off in a Thunderstorm?
« Reply #30 on: 06/05/2009 02:53:15 »
Yes.
 

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