dochubert Posted March 31, 2021 Share Posted March 31, 2021 Since we have beat the subject of grounding to death, let's move on to suppression. Sid said, "I personally am not a fan of grounding, due to a large amount of equipment damage as a result of "properly grounded" systems. (Thanks a lot, local lightning strike.)" As the possibility of an EMP increases with world instability (keep an eye on Ukraine! Russia doesn't bluff!), and lightning strikes are always possible, something to hopefully mitigate the damage from these events seems prudent. I personally have installed two different emp/lightning suppressors. Will they work? I have no way to test them. So we'll find out if and when it happens. In the meantime, doing something is usually better than doing nothing. The first is called EMP Shield. Cost over $350 for a whole house version. Supposedly the best you can get. Government is using them. etc, etc. The second is made by Siemens and called First Surge, costs about $250 and other 'experts' claim it is the best available. I have two breaker boxes in my house so installed one at each box. The orange/blue doodads are some cheap ebay items. I connected one to each solar array. Some protection for the dc side, hopefully. Also used one on each of my vehicles. Again, maybe they will do some good. Or maybe not. They work out to ~$25 apiece. These prices are from more than a year ago so probably more expensive now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.