Which USB Modem?

Simon Haddon simon at sibern.com.au
Tue Dec 17 15:19:17 EST 2002

I have a UPS that also takes a phone line for surge protection.  Leibert 
UPS.  Maybe getting one of those would help

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On 17/12/02, 1:07:41 PM, Leigh Finch <lfinch at asitis.net.au> wrote regarding 
RE: Which USB Modem?:

> I use an APC phone surge protector, and I haven't had a blown modem 
> telstra's lines  can carry allot of voltage (from another source,) and 
> lines are pretty crappy here. when I was working in the local PC shop,
> every storm we had at least 12 customers come in after their modems blew.
> most of them bought surge protection, after that.

> cheers
> Leigh
> >> is the surge on the phone line or the electricity?
> >
> > Presumably on the phone line. Only the modem tends to get zapped, even
> > though it's protected. The modem power is behind a surge protector that
> > is shared with several other things which don't have a problem. This is
> > not impossible, since the power and phone lines go in different
> > directions -- I think. The modem (and not the normal phone) is
> > particularly vulnerable, since it will be off the hook at the time.

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