Bill, I know from your posts, you are very knowledgeable about all things
when it comes to electronics.
I live in So Cal, so a lighting hit is rare. But a month ago, a freak
lighting strike hit. Loud as hell, right where we live. Of course electric
power was a gonner. We had the Edison crew working in our backyard,
because the power lines are run above, and there is a telephone pole
in the corner of the yard next to us. The hit was so hard, it blew out
a light bulb to pieces in a swag lamp we have. We were without power for
24 hours. A lot of electric lines down everywhere.
Something like that is very, very rare in the area where I live.
But it could happen again sometime.
I thought surge protectors protect your equipment. All I have are
$10 surge cheapo power strips. Yet none of my audio equipment
or anything else was damaged, except one outlet won't work which
I replaced which with no results. Time to call the electrician
Anyways I just thought expensive surge protectors would be of a
big help with a lighting hit.