This is nothing to do with audio, but since there are plenty of people here who know about electricity... Twice this summer, I've lost equipment during a thunderstorm. Last week, I got a surge bad enough to not only fry my garage door opener but shatter the bulb! I have whole-house protectors at the service entrance (Cutler-Hammer CHSP 3-way), and some equipment is on power-strip surge protectors as well. All of these protectors still have their "protected" light lit. A few breakers did trip, which is odd - as I understand it, most surges are too short to trip a breaker. The power company wasn't aware of any strikes in my area. Is it possible for a nearby ground strike to somehow induce a surge in my power lines, bypassing the surge protectors? -- Jay Levitt | Wellesley, MA | Hi! Faster: jay at jay dot eff-em | Where are we going? http://www.jay.fm | Why am I in this handbasket?