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        08-08-2013, 10:03 PM
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    Foal
    Lightning diverter/arrestor "SnakeOil"

    Anybody here ever use a "Lightning Diverter" or porcelain " Lightning Arrestors" , on their electric stock/horse fence units ? The claim here though not 100% fool-proof there suppose to "save" fence chargers . Never have used them on mine and was wondering if they work or are just snakeoil or cure-all tonic.
    Also on AC fence chargers are You's running surge protectors ?

    Lightning Diverter Each
    Lightning Arrestor -Porcelain Each

    Thanks in advance !

    Boone
         
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        08-09-2013, 12:08 AM
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    Showing
    My charger is at least 15 yrs old and it's withstood numerous lightning storms without an arrester, probably because the charger is grounded.
         
        08-09-2013, 05:12 PM
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    Trained
    We don't use arrestors or surge suppressors and we have only ever lost one charger.
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        08-09-2013, 11:18 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    I use both, they are about $7. Can't hurt might help.
         
        08-09-2013, 11:40 PM
      #5
    Started
    Without getting into the boring engineering details of it all, lightning protection is a good idea for the chargers. I would definitely encourage you to purchase it, especially if it's inexpensive. The only thing to remember is to maintain it according to any guidelines provided with it. Not maintaining it according to their documentation will render it useless after a period of time. While you may never have need for it, if you ever see lightning in your area, then it's worth buying.

    Didn't mean to semi-"nerd out" on you. Lightning protection is a part of what I do for a living, so I'm a little familiar with it. :)
         
        08-15-2013, 06:47 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SEAmom    
    Without getting into the boring engineering details of it all, lightning protection is a good idea for the chargers. I would definitely encourage you to purchase it, especially if it's inexpensive. The only thing to remember is to maintain it according to any guidelines provided with it. Not maintaining it according to their documentation will render it useless after a period of time. While you may never have need for it, if you ever see lightning in your area, then it's worth buying.

    Didn't mean to semi-"nerd out" on you. Lightning protection is a part of what I do for a living, so I'm a little familiar with it. :)
    Lightning Diverter Each
    Thanks All for input so far. Going to try metal gap types for now and not ceramic. Which according to what I've read are not reusable.

    Boone
         

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