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snickers

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I was wondering what type of surge protector is recommended? What specifications would be recommended?
I currently have the Belkin F5C572-TEL SurgeMaster; 7 Outlet; 752 Joules; 20k Warranty, and was wondering if that was good enough, or if I need to buy an upgrade?
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How much is your computer worth? over 20K? Also remeber your surge protector doesn't protect against brown outs and black outs. Any computer over 1K should probably have a UPS (universal power supply)(not necessary though).
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The computer is 5 years old and is worth under 1K. Would that surge protector be okay? What number of joules is recommended? Is 752 enough??
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its not the worth of the computer...a 5 year old isn't worth very much...its the data and programs and the setting you have that you need to protect...
752 Joules; is minimal ...I can get a 2100 Joules for 15 bucks at any local big box store...

might want to check out the attached file to get yourself up to speed...
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