Thunder and lightning?

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by KonopCh, May 18, 2018.

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    KonopCh

    KonopCh Well-Known Member

    What you do, turn off lights from wall socket?
    Do you have lightning conductor (is this right word?) on the house? What if you don't have one?
     
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    Viceman666

    Viceman666 Well-Known Member

    I would never turn off light while lights are on - best way to confuse your plant.. get yourself a good power bar that will protect your lights in case something happens
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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    KonopCh

    KonopCh Well-Known Member

    Bump.
    Discuss please.
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    Battery bank just in case. Easiest way. I know there are a couple members here on the forums I've read that have it. Or a generator, if the power goes out.
    I'm not sure where you live, but most places in the U.S. built up to code and have regulations set forth in case lightning was to strike your house.
    Here in my state anyway
     
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    KonopCh

    KonopCh Well-Known Member

    I'm more asking about if strike can burn your house if you have equipment into wall socket. Sorry, I don't know how to tell in english. So if it's better to take off wall socket if outside is striking, thunders etc.
    As I grow autos, I'm not affraid couple of hours of dark. Maybe this is more problem with photos in flower, right? Can hermie or what?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Surge protector should help. Grounding your main breaker box to the ground with a conductive metal post will also help. Metal post at each end of your house reaching to the peak of the roof should also help.

    No such thing as lightning proof but a bit of research will help point you in the right direction.
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    Yea I know what you meant, that's why I said in the u.s. most states make you have a wether head on your house in case of events like a lightening strike. In my state anyway, I'm in Tornado Valley and we have a lot of lightening storms here. But a good surge protector should help.
     
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    KonopCh

    KonopCh Well-Known Member

    What is surge protector and how it works? I googled this words, but I find only "normal" wall socket divider, or how I would say this.

    We don't have metal posts on the roof (no lightning conductor), so when/if strike hits our house, what would happen? Blow electricy wires all over the house? And all electric devices which are connected at that moment? Or only devices which are running?

    It's funny when everyone said "disconnect all devices when lightning outside"... but no one thinks about refigenerator and bulbs...
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    Your refrigerator unopened should be able to stay cold for at least half a day, or more depending on how much stuff is in it Your freezer longer. A surge protector and a power strip look the same, but are different.
    A surge protector (or surge suppressor or surgediverter) is an appliance or device designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold
    When looking for one, make sure you purchase a surge protector, and not a power strip.
     
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