Golf Course Maintenance is an exciting and challenging journey. This blog attempts to give the reader some insight and appreciation for the individuals closest to the front lines of battle. Join us as we defend quality golf conditions from the evil forces that attempt to prevent them.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Lightning protection works
We applied some nutrients to the greens and found that the system had a minor malfunction. After some electrical investigation, we opened the box in this controller and it appears to have taken a lightning hit. The small box located just below the center of the photo is a surge protector designed to fail in the event of an electrical surge (i.e. lightning) and it did. Typically this box will be enclosed by the two grey covers below the box in the photo. The covers appear to have been blown off.
This is the second time this particular device has been destroyed. My advice? When a storm approaches, six white is not a good place to "ride the storm out."
Blow it up,