How Do Lightning Arrestors Work?


Lightening arrestors are devices that are used in telecommunication systems and in electrical power systems, and they protect the systems from lightening. When lightening strikes and the surge travels along the power line, the arrestor diverts the current to the ground. Lightening arrestors were invented in 1860.
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Lightning arrestors which are commonly known as surge protectors are used as protection when hooking up appliances. This will result in less powers surges and brownouts.
Lightning arrestors work by diverting the lightning bolts to the ground wire that leads to the ground. An example of another kind of lightning arrestor is a surge protector.
Lightning arrestors work, by capturing the lightning and directing it into the ground. The lightning is captured by a steel rod and directed into the ground through a cable.
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