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Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

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Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

Have have had seven devices damaged due to a lighting strike; everything before the strike (which killed my tree) everthing not working after the strike. All connected via ethernet to router.

Modem, Router, Roku Ultra box, home alarm supervision Envisalink board, over the air antenna signal amplifier, EZVIZ home video camera surveillance recorder, laptop no longer connects via ethernet, 

I think its around $900 to replace, excluding installation, etc. maybe more.

Don't have coax surge protector by do have whole house surge protector.

OK. Can anyone tell me what the heck I should do in future to avoid this?

Facts only, please. Thanks

ISP: Xfinity/Comcast

 

CORRECTIOIN 8/13/19 Only five (5) devices since the Roku Ultra and surveillance camera VR came online on their own!

8/13

 

 

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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

There’s not much more you could do, if lightning wants to go somewhere, it’s going there. And take out anything in its path

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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

Your best bet is to pray to Thor for no more lightning strikes.

 

Seriously though, last year lightning hit a house two doors down and fried a bunch of my stuff.  Everything was on a surge protector, but it didn't matter.  Had to get a brand new A/V Receiver and X1 cable box.

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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

Contact your utility company. They can put a lightening catcher on a transformer pole to draw it away from your house. Get your ground wire to your electric box checked too. 

Linda
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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

Good advice. The coax grounding out checks out good. Have a whole house electrical surge protector and is working well for 10 yrs.
Thank you for all responses, it helps to understand.
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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

It just happened with me this morning, the lightning strike my neighbor's tree and my xfinity ground wire... ended burning my modem, and everything connected close by, my ps4, 60" lg tv, home theater receiver, ethernet switch, firetv cube, router and ip ethernet camera. All power adapters and outlets were tested and found that they are working perfectly, also we did not lose power during the lightning.
I have opened a claim and the tech from xfinity will come to my home tomorrow to check the damages.

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Re: Lightning Strike Has Killed Seven (7) of my devices.

It is not true that there is little more you can do. Have Comcast properly ground its circuit according to the requirements of civil codes and rules and regulations. It happened to me repeatedly due to their gross and willful negligence. Make Comcast comply with code.