Our all-volunteer, IRS 501(c)(3) horse rescue charity (see: https://www.facebook.com/bhfer
) is located in central Florida, home to 36 horses and the largest number of cloud to ground lightning strikes in the world. We fried another Switch during a typical Florida afternoon thunderstorm today. The Switch is plugged into a Panamax surge suppressor, which is plugged into an APC UPS, which is plugged into the house, which is connected to a whole-house surge suppressor. And the whole thing is backed up by an industry-leading Generac fully Automatic 20KW standby generator.
The EMP from the Lightning seems to go through the whole house and fry the Switch--maybe because it has 8 Ethernet cables going to it. Can anyone recommend (with Model Number) a bulletproof Switch for us?