said by Jack_in_VA: said by IowaCowboy:
One of the personalities on the Weather Channel said if your house takes a direct lightning hit, you can kiss your electronics goodbye no matter how good the surge protectors you have on them.
That was an accurate statement. Nothing can protect electronics or just about everything else from a direct lightning strike. Most of us don't have a lightning protection system on our homes with air terminals that are properly grounded.
It is certainly possible to protect ALL indoor electronics from a direct lightning strike to an improperly grounded home, a totally ungrounded home, a home floating in water, or even the flying home in the movie UP.
Some of the technical aspects, which usually confound typical electricians, have been described in various threads in that WISP forum FAQ.