Saturday, June 28, 2008

Am I ever going to ground my circuits

I have to make this a project soon. Not only it's tiring but also expensive to keep getting my electronics repaired - if they can be. 3 weeks ago I lost my computer power supply and my wireless router. That was caused by the first rain of the year causing shorts in the towns (Melaque) electrical system.

A few days ago I lost my TV and DVD player due to nearby lightning strikes. They are in the repair shop right now.

I will drive a rod into the ground and run a ground wire to it from the panel but also from the outlets that have electronics - because there are only 2 wires in the house.

I promise


Calypso said...

Sparks - Grounding is tricky buisness and only part of a safe equation in Mexico - but don't let that stop you from getting that third wire going.

Peace -

sparks_mex said...

Hey John ...

I assume you mean additional things like surge supressors and UPS with isolation. I have all those but without ground ... there's nowhere to go

Mike Fredrickson said...

Great idea Sparks - We have Casa Amatista (esquina Abel Salgado e Esmeralda). I think I'll phone Arturo and get him to unplug EVERYTHING til we get there in Oct.

Must meet you this winter.


sparks_mex said...

Good idea Mike ... if not too late. The strike that got my TV was halfway between your house and mine

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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