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Old 10-22-2013
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Re: Lightning protection- precision 18

great idea. co-incidentially, my new stereo got fry in a lightning storm 2 weeks ago. i fitted a vhf-fm splitter on the vhf antenna. i think the surge came thru that and fry my stereo. my boat was between two larger boats with taller mast. well i don't know if there's any damage to the other 2 boats as their owners weren't around. now i use internal antenna for the stereo. all my other electronics survived, including the vhf. i can't say the zeners saved the day. who knows. perhaps if i check each one to see if they are still working. if they still works then it doesn't confirm anything. if any zener fails, then perhaps it does its job.
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