There was a bad lightning storm here at the Sabine Farm during my trip to England and two of my UPS (Uninterrupted Power Sources) were fried. They protected my equipment, mostly. I am still having problems with one computer, the main one I use, alas.
I think the computer is partly screwed up because the power went out while I was on a remote log in and it screwed up the video card memory.
In any event, I just got off the phone with APC which makes these UPS devices.
The customer service was very good. One unit, a 900VA, will be replaced. The other one is out of warranty, though it died in a good cause.
The other UPS units I have to protect my other electronics all did their jobs, but now I need another. And soon.
If you do NOT have UPS units… think about your sins and the results of the Fall of man.