Did anyone else disconnect thier equipment due to the geomagnetic storms?

The dangers of these storms has been minimized by the press. Large magnetic pulses the hit exposed power lines will create electric currents. Take a quick read of wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrington_Event to get the idea. Call me super cautious, but I will take a short listening vacation for another day until the level drops below K8. www.spaceweatherlive.com.  If you are into the details you cab read about the current event here: www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/magnetometers.html


I’m going to trust in my Furman, APC and Tripp Lite gear to seem me through this storm too. 

As I pointed out in another thread, a CNN weather reporter was recommending we all disconnect our dryers.  Of all the pieces of gear in his home this is what he was most worried about. 

       Dryers typically run on 240V, so: I 'spose they'd get a double dose of any surge.

@mahgister -      Were you affected by the 1989 Quebec Solar Outage?

yes... Pretty much all quebec but more in some locations... 9 hours without electricity taught us a lot about electricity ... 😊


@mahgister -      Were you affected by the 1989 Quebec Solar Outage?

I'll get around to it maybe next week.  Or the following week, if I remember.