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Old 08-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #21
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Depends on the magnitude and duration of the strike
if it doesnt blow the fuse instantly, there will be trouble
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #22
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I see alot of bonding issues mainly with telephone companies. Around here they refuse to connect to our grounding system, because once upon a time a customer had a bad neutral and it smoked some of their equipment. So now they drive their own 5' rod and keep everything separate. Lighting comes and pretty much every connected to both the phone line and the electric supply is trashed. I have installed the CH ultra. I have no idea weather it works well or not. I have never got the call "I paid you to install this protector and now all of my electronics are smoked after this last storm". Not really a phone call I want so I only install these upon customer request. I also support the idea of multi-level TVSS. One at the panel and something at each sensitive load (TVSS recp or quality surge strip).

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I see alot of bonding issues mainly with telephone companies. Around here they refuse to connect to our grounding system, because once upon a time a customer had a bad neutral and it smoked some of their equipment. So now they drive their own 5' rod and keep everything separate. Lighting comes and pretty much every connected to both the phone line and the electric supply is trashed. I have installed the CH ultra. I have no idea weather it works well or not. I have never got the call "I paid you to install this protector and now all of my electronics are smoked after this last storm". Not really a phone call I want so I only install these upon customer request. I also support the idea of multi-level TVSS. One at the panel and something at each sensitive load (TVSS recp or quality surge strip).
Same here. I don't push-sell surge protection.
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I have been using Ditek for a number of years. Have had very good results. Panamax also makes very good equipment.
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I have been using Ditek for a number of years. Have had very good results. Panamax also makes very good equipment.
Where you from you hairy ?
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If you only install one (protector) you did it wrong.
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My question is which one do you guys use and recommend, money isn't really an object at this point.
Original question was which brand do I use. He didn't ask about installations. If you check out Ditek's website they explain staged protection which you are referring to.

http://www.ditekcorp.com/Docs/WhiteP...sign%20101.pdf
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North Carolina. In the top ten states for lightning strikes.
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Try Sycom Surge. They are out of Clearwater Florida. Very goods surge protection
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Those are nice except when dealing with a recessed panel.
CH makes a flush mount kit just for that purpose. Model # CHSPFMKIT.
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