[AusNOG] Lightning and FTTC - is it really this bad?
jrandombob at darkglade.com
Fri Jan 22 11:43:58 EST 2021
Yeah, I'd say that's a good bet.
Aerial lead-ins are always going to be more susceptible to induced
spikes from nearby lightning than buried cable.
On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM <mike at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
> On Friday 15th we had 30 FTTC NCDs "fried"
> in a single 1km2 area due to an electrical storm.
> No other devices were impacted in the affected households and
> damage occurred irrespective of whether NCDs were plugged to
> surge protectors or not.
> It seems unlikely that lightning hit lead-ins for the
> affected services.
> The area has mainly aerial lead-in delivery.
> Induced power spike?
> - Michael Bethune
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