Here is my basic setup:
HAI Omni LT w/ 2 RC80's and an outdoor temp sensor.
I also have a Leviton 51120-PTC Multimedia Surge Suppression Panel installed.
Last night I we had a lighting storm. The power went off once for about a second. Now one of my RC80's appears to be dead. I took the second RC80 and installed it in the first location and verified that it is not the wiring. When the bad RC80 is plugged in the Omni reports the heating/cooling setpoints correctly, but the temp is set to '0'. The installer guide tells me when the temp sensor is broken, the tstat will appear dead, so I am assuming this is what got fried.
My first question: Did the lighting/power surge/something electrical destroy my tstat, even with the 51120-PTC?
My second question: I know absolutely nothing about electricity. Is there any chance the51120-PTC is installed incorrectly? The reason I ask is that there are 2 circuit breakers on my panel that are labeled "Surge Surpressor". My understanding was that the surpressor would sit between the incoming electricity and the house. Is that the case? Could the surpressor just be protecting certain areas of the house?
thank you so much for your help. I have been following these forums for a while and I really respect your opinions.