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Is it safe to be using a laptop and wired headphones during a lightning storm?

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    Yes, but only totally safe if you are on your battery and wifi. No cable connections whatsoever to the outside world.

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  • 1 year ago

    Problems with the power to your computer can translate into damage ... It's designed to allow my laptops - which by definition have their own "battery ..... They are not good during a strike, as I found out a few years ago. ... Defeating the safety ground by using a three-to-two-prong adapter is not a good idea.

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  • 1 year ago

    That's not what I would do.

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  • 1 year ago

    Yes, just don't do it under a large tree.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    OK as long as your outlet is plugged into a surge protector that is rated for lightning. And your house is properly grounded! Test with receptacle tester like Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI or other tester to ensure ground is correct. Without a ground you should unplug laptop (and other sensitive equipment).

    Or unplug (nothing plugged in) and use the battery.

    Headphones are fine if you do the above.

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  • 1 year ago

    perfectly safe unless you're connected to a socket

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Be sure nothing is plugged into a wall outlet .

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  • 1 year ago

    Is this plugged into the AC adapter for wall power? Unsafe (maybe). On battery? Safe (maybe, with no indication of conditions, wetness area).

    Source(s): Not many T-storms here, so not worried, but I have UPS units and filtered extensions between wall and electronics.
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  • VP
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Sure. Assuming you're inside doing this.

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  • Sathi
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Well, it’s not unsafe.

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