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by westom
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Bites the dust
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

Re: Bites the dust

the surge came through the wall outlet hit the router hit the Roku via the lan hit the TV via the HDMI has to be since both the Roku and TV were unplugged at the time and both are toast. That surge was incoming to everything. Why is everything not damaged? Because only some items made a better conn...
by westom
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Bites the dust
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

Re: Bites the dust

In my experience I have seen Telco and Cable services 'grounded' via an approved water pipe grounding clamp to painted pvc pipe. Even a water pipe has long and is no longer is acceptable as an earth ground only for human safety. Other important numbers and concepts also apply so that earthing 'exce...
by westom
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Bites the dust
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

Re: Bites the dust

The TV/Roku were unplugged so the surge had to have come up from the Roku via the router. If the TV only had a telephone connection (the incoming path), then what was the also required outgoing path to earth? If it does not exist, then no damage. Second, if a surge was inside, then nothing will pro...
by westom
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: dead units?
Replies: 17
Views: 7467

Re: dead units?

yup, lightning storm, but no power outage, and no other devices on this protected strip went off even the tv it was running on didn't go off, just 2 lt models blew, both power cords blew and one unit blew, If an anomaly was lightning, then a surge would be incoming to everything in the building. Wa...
by westom
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: burnt Roku 2xs
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: burnt Roku 2xs

yes, same adapter; that's why I'm confused.... Most failures are manufacturing defects. A failure that can occur even months or years later. Most who never learn this stuff want to blame a failure on something recent and immediate. So many invent a surge to blame. If a surge did that damage, how ma...