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Old 08-19-2013, 04:16 PM
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:08 PM
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:20 PM
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:57 AM
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I'm tempted to set up a lightning rod connected to a controller and record video.
When we replaced that ICC a few weeks ago we installed a lightening rod.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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When we replaced that ICC a few weeks ago we installed a lightening rod.
To be honest, I don't think it's going to make any difference at all. every lightning strike I've dealt with, the damage has come from the field side, not the primary power side. The controller/transformer actually protects the house wiring from the strike, that's why you'll see them launched across the room with smoke on the outside of the plug instead of a melted plug and all kinds of electrical damage in the house. If the strike were on the primary side, you'd either see blown power company transformers, serious breaker box damage or a burned down house.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:13 PM
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When we replaced that ICC a few weeks ago we installed a lightening rod.
did you mean "A ground rod?" Two different items.

BTW - yes, turns in a wire slows a surge thru friciton. On multi-conductor cables, that is where the surge will short one conductor to another.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:55 PM
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I'm looking at a variac right now I can simulate a strike but I already know the outcome.... Fire
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:00 PM
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:54 PM
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A big enough variac plus a shorted solenoid equals quality entertainment.
I got a staco hear that should do the trick....
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:11 AM
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please make sure you get your experiments on video for all of us to see...
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