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Old 6th May 2003, 11:55 AM   #1
chris ma is offline chris ma  Canada
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Strange things happened last night during the storm. My MSB Link DAC was chattering in sync with the lighting fleshes.

I was just lying on the sofa and watched tele and suddently I heard some clicking sound, so I turned down the volumn of the tele and investigated. Nothing was turn on except the preamp and the LINK DAC were always power on, they have no on/off switches. To my surprise the clicking noise was the relays inside the LINK DAC and the front panel of it has two lights labeled as Toslink and Coax source. When there was lightning flesh the light of the coax source flesh on and the relays clicked. So I disconnected the coax cable from the DVD player to the LINK DAC the clicking sound stopped, reconnected it and the clicking resumed. In the end I unplugged all systems from the wall before I went to bed.

Can some one explain what caused this, was it the grounding was getting spikes from the lightning bolts near by?

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Old 10th May 2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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Could it be emf being induced into interconnect by lightning? Does the unit auto turnon when source applied?
I would have unpluged also. Max
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Old 10th May 2003, 03:49 PM   #3
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Default you've got a bad ground

not necessarily intermittent, but just enough resistance so that the enormous static charge put an EMF across the "loop".

the storms in the Midwest have been terrific this year, I didn't know you had the same problems in North Country.
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