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Old 08-21-2013, 07:27 AM
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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.
Yes actualy I did mean a ground rod.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:28 AM
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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.
Kinda what I told the customer. He still wanted it as the strike went into the barn and took out the wire and outet that clock was plugged in to.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:01 PM
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please make sure you get your experiments on video for all of us to see...
I agree . Remember to wear eye protection and keep one hand in your pocket
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