- Jan 1, 1970
w_tom said:Damage you demonstrate inside a modem is classic of a surge
that enters on AC electric. Remember primary school science.
First electricity must flow through everything in that
circuit. Only later does something fail. A complete circuit
from cloud to earth is fully energized. Then the modem
Many assume surges act like ocean waves. The surge destroys
the first component encountered? Of course not. Surge first
travels through everything in the circuit. Only then does
I can take up one more point. The ideas you express above are simply
wrong, there is no scientific basis for that.
In fact, it is often a component close to the input connection which
fails, because the charge that comes rolling down the wire uses the first
possibility to unload itself to a potential closer to earth level.