It's that time of year again...


#1

The first of the seasonal scattered to severe thunderstorms is set for tonight. Much as I hate to do it I unplugged my gear and will wait until tomorrow to plug it back in.45_gif


#2

Wise.


#3

No problems this time around. Severe thunderstorms between 1 and 2:30 in the morning, but no hail (thankfully… my car is usually outside!) and no tornado (there was actually a tornado watch, something we hardly ever get around heresurprised-011_gif). No power loss this time, but better safe than sorry.


#4

I lost my cable modem, router, one cable box and one TV last week. Luckily the DS and server were spared.


#5

Is there any best way to shut down the system? Is it ok if I shut my P5 down in the back and then pull the plug?


#6

That’s what I would do. Fortunately my power lines are underground, which reduces, but does not eliminate, the risks.


#7

The monsoon season is not far off with a lot of severe electrical storms. Even though my system is grounded with copper re-bar 7 meters deep I lunge for the breaker when the lightning flashes suddenly appear.


#8

Your best bet is to disconnect your system at the wall and yank the ethernet as well. Unfortunately, even open circuit breakers won’t stop a determined lightning strike.