Just got home from being gone for a week. While gone, I noticed we got some huge storms and was worried about our TV’s and my Roon Nucleus that runs 24/7 as well as my RPi4.
So, first thing before unloading the car, I came in the house and turned on all three TV’s. All worked with no issues. Next, I turned on my Bose system and pulled up Roon on my iPhone. Bingo, no problems. Lastly, I switched zones to the RPi4 and Meridian Prime. Again, no problems.
Bottom line, this Roon Nucleus is simply a great device for running the Roon core software. Not to jinx myself, but 9 months with not a single issue. Great job Roon. Also, kudos Harry for the RoPieeeXL application.
@wizardofoz This is not something I’ve though about or planned for but is a question related to what you posted.
I have an isolated 20 amp breaker for the power to my media closet and the cable drop runs direct from the source to the media closet.
With that in mind am I correct in thinking I can turn the breaker off and disconnect the incoming cable and be totally isolated for storm damage to my equipment without unplugging power and Ethernet cables?
I’ve had strikes while away that took out motherboard, interface cards and drives too. It’s a risk, a direct building strike is going to take things out. I had a friend in England who’s house got hit in days of VHS and Cassette tapes and most tapes in the house were unplayable after that. Lightening is a nasty thing here in Singapore too. Often a nearby strike will trip my main breaker if it’s close enough. An air gap on the devices is as best you hope for.
Once you have been hit it might change your thinking if you lost equipment.
Well, things weren’t quite as perfect as I described. Today when I cranked up my second RPi4 with Dragonfly Cobalt, it was working OK as far as playing music, but for some reason, the screen was not recognized by Roon. After some fiddling around, I rebooted my Nucleus and all is good again.
I lost two TVs, an AVR, an Apple router and more in a lightening strike a few years back. My stepson, the electrician, says nothing available to a homeowner will trip fast enough or protect strong enough to stop lightening.
I recently had a backup generator system installed that included a whole house surge protection device at the power drop, about 60 feet from the house before the line goes underground. It is supposed to stop dangerous surges from entering the house from the incoming power source. Now I’m wondering if that would work fast enough to prevent any damage. I know it would not help with a direct hit on the house.