School networks and electrical equipment damage
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Jun 6 17:54:46 EDT 2013
dsd at laptop.org said:
> I have seen that some UPSs (unfortunately not these ones) allow a phone line
> to be passed through them, supposedly offering some protection. Would such a
> system protect against a lightening bolt, assuming thats what happened here?
Surge suppressor is the buzzword you are looking for. They will help, but
nothing will stop a lightning strike that is near enough. The only question
The wiki page looks good:
Note the discussion about MOVs getting used up.
Some outlet strips include a pair of phone jacks and/or cable TV connectors.
That's the quick, simple, and low cost approach. You can also get industrial
type units at higher prices. Google has lots of hits.
I'm far from a wizard in this area.
How many schools are you talking about? If it's more than 2 or 3, it might
be worth a phone call to one of the non-cheap places to see if they have
suggestions. (Or see if they have some documentation on the web.)
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