Power Surge Casualties

For the first time in three and a half years, we lost some equipment to a power surge here on campus. On today, the first day of second semester classes, we found that two printer network cards had stopped working. The weather had been bad over break and we know that we lost power a couple of times, so a power surge seems the likely culprit. We consider ourselves lucky that no other equipment was affected


  1. Jason says:

    Being based in Singapore, where we have more than 171 thunderstorms days per year on average, we are constantly hit with lightning strikes. We basically factor in a couple of thousand dollars in damage every year into the budget for lightning damage. The storms are sometimes so intense we simply shut the entire network down, minus the server room hardware 🙂

  2. rkassissieh says:

    More "power" to you! That’s quite a circumstance to have to deal with. How is life in Singapore? What is your school like?