Edited by The_Shadow_630, 23 December 2005 - 01:04 PM.
Power Surge Damage
Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:03 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:21 PM
Edited by Comrade General, 23 December 2005 - 03:50 PM.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:55 PM
I now only use UPS's that have both cable and telephone surge protection built in. In all the puters the processors, cdrom drives, HD's, and memory( one exception) were not hurt and was either used in another puter or the puter was repaired.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:31 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:56 PM
Ok, so basically you are telling me that I need to just take the parts, hook them to a computer and try them right? As far as I know it would not hurt anything to do so, do any of you see any problem with testing them in that fashion
I don't, but its just a hassle. I say if you are really worried about power surges, get real good surge protector....
My parents are really worried about there computer so they did this, and I find it funny, I wonder if it actually adds more protection..
Wall outlet > Surge Protector > Surge Protector > Computer Components.
SRX660, you have some bad luck, huh? I have had like 8 power surges in the past 5 years, nothing affected my computer. 4 of the times I wasn't even using a surge protector.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:00 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:13 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:20 PM
The best protection is with a UPS, but don't use a surge suppressor on the output of a UPS, especially if the UPS does not put out a true-sine wave (more expensive UPS). The reason is that the stepped output looks like a surge to the surge suppressor and so the UPS and the suppressor "fight". The battery runtime is greatly reduce and the surge suppressor is not design for such a constant load and the load on the UPS can be a problem too.
You can often get a UPS fairly cheap, some people give them away when the battery goes and while the battery is expensive, it is cheaper than a new UPS.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:41 PM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 12:56 PM
Well, I am at present shopping around for a UPS. I do most of my computer shopping at tigerdirect.com seeing as they have provided the best service to me so far. Are there any other sites or brands of UPS that you would suggest as being better that the others. Better for the money that is. I need one at a decent price but still a good one.
If you are looking for money, www.tigerdirect.com is it. You can't beat their prices. That or www.newegg.com.
But I am not sure if newegg carries that many UPS's and stuff....
Posted 24 December 2005 - 02:41 PM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 03:32 PM
If you are a member or know a member, check Sam's and CostCo. I think it was Sam's Club that had a APC 1100VA UPS for around $125.
That's true, Sam's Club rocks.
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