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kdalaska



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
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Location: coerdalene Idaho

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Surge protection Reply with quote

Hello there,My buddy is building a 65 foot house boat,three story he is worried about lightning and surge protection for the 7 tvs and other electronics. Any Tips ,,,,,,,,,Thanks kdalaska
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I am intrested in surge protection for tv and electronics on a large houseboat,,Freshwater lake with a alum. hull
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boatScotty
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple things...

Cars and aircraft. When lightning strikes an aircraft or a car the electric currents induced on it are forced to travel on the outer skin of the vehicle’s body. If you were in a car, and the car were struck by lightning, it is not in fact the rubber tires that would save your life. If the lightning can jump from the ground to the sky, then it can jump from the ground to your car. What actually happens, is by being enclosed by the car’s cabin, the lightning travels around you, through the conductive frame of the car. This is because the car forms a Faraday Cage.

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/swlightning.asp

http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/lightning.htm

http://www.nasdonline.org/docs/d000001-d000100/d000007/d000007.html

You are going to need to do some building - and consideration to a conductor that bypasses the hull.

How are you grounding the vessel? You may need a surge protection main box so that the 110v system is well protected. You will also need ground plates.

Oh, and you buddy should be worried and working on the problem... not just for the TV's sake, but his own.
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