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Do lightning arrestors work?

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Yes to some extent they do work. If your house takes a direct hit or even a very close strike very little will fully protect your home. Where they do excel at is knocking down dangerous high voltage from a nearby strike. For a very fast moment in time lightning can raise (spike) the voltage in your home to damaging levels. When you have a lightning/surge arrestor installed in your home it will clamp down on the voltage to safer levels. The more you have in use in your home the better they work. The first one will bring down the voltage some and the next one in line will reduce the voltage even further. Series redundancy in lightning protectors is a good idea. I have 2 installed in my own breaker box and then at every sensitive electronic device in the home I have another. Do not go out to the local hardware or grocery store and buy a $5.00 surge protector strip and think it will do the job because odds are it will not. You have to spend money to get real protection. Many times with a ...
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Yes to some extent they do work. If your house takes a direct hit or even a very close strike very little will fully protect your home. Where they do excel at is knocking down dangerous high voltage from a nearby strike. For a very fast moment in time lightning can raise (spike) the voltage in your home to damaging levels. When you have a lightning/surge arrestor installed in your home it will clamp down on the voltage to safer levels. The more you have in use in your home the better they work. The first one will bring down the voltage some and the next one in line will reduce the voltage even further. Series redundancy in lightning protectors is a good idea. I have 2 installed in my own breaker box and then at every sensitive electronic device in the home I have another. Do not go out to the local hardware or grocery store and buy a $5.00 surge protector strip and think it will do the job because odds are it will not. You have to spend money to get real protection. Many times with a ...
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