Re:UK domestic supply and power surges.

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Posted by Americo Watkins at 03:43 on 2012 Aug 02

Hello Richard,I had heard that in the early days of the mounts existance that often the on board electronics would fail and need replacing due to the fact that the UK domestic supply was not stable and suffered from surges and spikes. I had been advised to use surge protectors such as supplied by Maplin similar to those used for PC’s. I wasn’t sure if this was the case still and if so would they suffice.Re-electrical storms, yes these seem to be a major concern. The domestic supply from the house is a very short distance. I might well do as you suggest – belt and braces. As a child in the school playground a lightening bolt missed me by a few feet and left a melted patch in the playground surface. Hopefully, the gods have tried once and failed so they might have given up.