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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 6 months ago

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

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Best Answer

    Yes, but only totally safe if you are on your battery and wifi. No cable connections whatsoever to the outside world.

  • 6 months 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.

  • 6 months ago

    That's not what I would do.

  • 6 months ago

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

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  • 6 months 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.

  • 6 months ago

    perfectly safe unless you're connected to a socket

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Be sure nothing is plugged into a wall outlet .

  • 6 months 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.
  • VP
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Sure. Assuming you're inside doing this.

  • 6 months ago

    Well, it’s not unsafe.

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