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Zenith Z15LCD1 Completely dead set after a lightning storm. Did not have it connected to surge protector. Does it have a fuse for protection?

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They have many fuseable links. I would suspect the mains input fuse feeding the on/off switch and power supply primary because if a power surge arrives there are filters that absorb the extra energy and yake out the fuse.
Hope that helps.

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When and How Should a Surge Protector Be Used on a Fixed Switch?


Common Causes of Lightning Strikes
  • Outdoor network cables or power cables are routed overhead.
  • A switch is deployed outdoors but is not properly grounded.

Damages of Lightning Strikes
  • If power cables of a switch are routed overhead in an outdoor environment, lightning strikes may burn the power supplies.
  • If network cables of a switch are routed overhead in an outdoor environment, lightning strikes may burn interfaces of the switch.
When a switch undergoes lightning strikes, overvoltage is induced by lightning on network cables and transmitted to interior of the chassis. The surge protection measures, such as lightning rod and chassis grounding cannot prevent the damage. Therefore, surge protectors or surge protection circuits are recommended.

Surge Protector Use Precautions Take the following precautions to protect a switch from lightning:
  • Ensure that the ground cable is connected to a ground bar or a ground point on the cabinet.
  • Avoid routing cables overhead in an outdoor environment. Bury cables underground or route them in steel tubes.
  • To protect network interfaces against lightning, use 8-line surge protectors (or Huawei certified 4-line surge protectors).
  • When installing a network interface surge protector, connect the IN end to terminals and the OUT end to network interfaces of the switch.
If a fixed switch is installed in a network box, follow these instructions:
  • Connect the ground cables of the switch and surge protectors to the ground bar in the network box.
  • The maximum length of a ground cable cannot exceed 40 cm, and a length of smaller than 15 cm is recommended.
  • If the network box is located outdoors and power cables are routed aerially over a long distance (more than 300 m) to the network box, it is recommended that you install a power supply surge protector in the network box. The decoupled power cable must be at least 3 m long
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Power surges, such as those caused during lightning storms, can often cause power supplies in electronics to fail. Sometimes, if you're lucky, the manufacturer will have placed a protection fuse in the power supply which can be replaced after a surge. If there is no such fuse, the power supply typically will need to be replaced for the equipment to regain function.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to use SURGE PROTECTORS on all electronics, especially if you live in an area where thunderstorms are commonplace. This will protect your electronics from most (not all) surges that would otherwise zap them into failure.

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Check for small fuse on circuit board:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html
Water heater circuit boards are NOT protected from surge. And reset button does not protect from surge. Nearby lightning can put out any household appliance, especially since more of these things are electronic instead of mechanical.
Install single-use whole house surge protector and replace it after each surge event instead of replacing appliances.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Whole-house-surge-protector.html
The quickest solution for tankless is to replace whole thing with more reliable tank-type electric heater for $275 from local box store.

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How do i stop lightning from getting in my hdmi lines and shocking my tv? 5 tvs went down in one storm


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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no reset on the phone system, and it's a near certainty that a power surge during the storm "fried" the sensitive circuitry in your phone. The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago and I ended up replacing my phone system. A corded phone in the house at the same time lost its ringer during our storm. To this day it still works fine, but will not ring. While you cannot save your present equipment, it's possible to protect your replacement by installing a phone line surge protector (available at just about any store that sells phones or computers) and a whole house surge protector that you install at the main outside breaker box (you'll need to search the web for that one. Look for a SYCOM surge protector).

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I have a dial up connection hooked through a surge protector.After a lightning storm I could no longer dial up,the problem is in the computer,was wondering if the modem is bad.


Sounds as though the modem has been spiked by the lightening flash, even surge protectors can fail to protect in heavy weather. By another modem ..... they are pretty cheap nowadays.

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Hello illeanaceres,

I'm sorry to hear about the bad news, I had something similar happen to me around a month ago.

Honestly there is not much you can do if it is damaged due to a power surge. Resetting it would be the normal procedure.

Surge protectors only protect equipment up to a certain amount of joules. Basically if the lightning is powerful enough it can damage electronics with that initial surge. You should replace your surge protectors every few years if it is 2-3 years old then it may not be as effective.

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Next time get your computer a good surge protector. They are cheap and protect your computer from electrical mishaps.

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