PC form factor

From: Dwight Elvey <elvey_at_hal.com>
Date: Thu Jul 8 13:03:02 1999

Max Eskin <max82_at_surfree.com> wrote:
> 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.

 Resent experiments in Florida with underground wires has shown
that even this doesn't stop a large strike. Fiber-optics
doesn't carry any current unless it is metal shielded
( to protect against roof rats and sewer rats ). Still
most people have wire lead-ins to their houses. The good
rule of thumb in a lightening storm is only use a cellular
phone and stay away from things like phones and TVs that
have wires going outside.
Received on Thu Jul 08 1999 - 13:03:02 BST

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