Tie Cord in Knot to Prevent Lightning Surges???
Posted on 2005-05-11
Hello, some time ago, a friend of mine, who's an electrical engineer, told me that if you plug all your devices into a power strip, and then tie it's power cord in a knot before plugging it into the wall, that it would cause high power surges, such as from lightning, to seek a path of easier resistance in it's search for ground, and would thus spare your equipment from surge.
I've preached this for a few years now, and possibly have some evidence of equipment being spared while others which were not protected in this way failed, but that could also be due to any number of other reasons, all having to do with the shortest path to ground.
Is this actually correct? Can anybody by any chance provide "proof" one way or the other?
500 Points for this one!
Thanks in advance!