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Post 18 made on Friday November 30, 2018 at 23:34
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June 2007
On November 30, 2018 at 20:52, Ernie Gilman said...
As for lightning, is there really anything that can stop it if it hits near a CAT-5 or CAT-6?

We are treading on dangerous ground with this whole topic. The whole subject is like screaming West*nís name three times to see if he will appear. But to answer your question, in my experience, no. But you can do some things to try to reduce damage or help reduce the odds. Most strikes arenít going to happen near the wire. But without any protection, Iíve seen lightning run through the ground hundreds of yards through tree roots. And Iíve seen where it has traveled probably a thousand yards down a barb wire fence, then jump to a buried wire where the two paths cross. Usually those strikes are degraded enough that surge protection can help. When I installed invisible fences we saw some amazing damage until Panamax designed a surge protector for the fences. But with close hits the Panamax was usually sacrificed.
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