Home Tips - Lightening.
one this. Maybe you know somebody, maybe even yourself, who goes round and un
- plugs equipment during a thunder storm. Well don't. It is an extremely dangerous
thing to do particularly if the piece of equipment is connected to an external
aerial such as a T.V. set or a radio receiver. Most people do not realise that
a very high static charge can quickly build up on the aerial and cable even when
the storm may be over 10 miles or so away and you just hear the first crack of
thunder. This charge can be so strong as to throw a person across a room or even
worse with obvious consequences. The best way to deal with this is to leave well
alone and keep well clear of equipment.
Remember if the equipment gets damaged
it is replaceable, You however are not. Your equipment will very possibly be insured
for such an event anyway, and even if you are covered as well it won't do you
any good at all if you're dead.
So remember the golden rule. If there's thunder
about don't touch it, leave well alone and stay safe.
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