PC form factor

From: Max Eskin <max82_at_surfree.com>
Date: Thu Jul 8 11:47:48 1999

On Thu, 8 Jul 1999, Dwight Elvey wrote:
> For most things, the surge protectors on phone lines are OK
>but if you are within a 1/2 mile or so of a lightning hit on
>the phone line, even shielded lines, those small MOVs that
>they put on modems are history. Phone lines, and well protected
>phone lines at that, are one of the most common sources
>of lightning electrocution.

This is only true for overhead lines, and not when they are buried under
the street, correct? Actually, some of the main lines are fiber-optic now,
which shouldn't carry a surge.

--Max Eskin (max82_at_surfree.com)
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