Well this week on OCC Poll we would like to know if you use any type of surge protection or a UPS (un-interruptible power supply) with your PC?
Do you use a surge protector/ups with you computer?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:03 AM
Whole house Surge protector, plus protector boards on the most important stuff (Big PC, TV, Home Theater etc)
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:40 AM
Surge suppressor on all electronics.....
You dont want to know how many motherboards i've replaced from people plugging their PCs direct to the wall during storms...
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:39 AM
Edited by Pile, 04 February 2013 - 05:40 AM.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:04 AM
UPS on my gaming PC and server PC. Surge protectors on all the other electronics. Gotta love the spring storms in Arkansas.....................
Actually we've been really lucky. We've only had stuff damaged by thunderstorms once. Took the ECP from the furnace, one TV and one PC.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:26 AM
I actually need to replace my surge protector before the LAN this Saturday. At the last LAN the power box blew out (popping, sparks, smoke, plastic/rubber melting, smells like a LAN haha). None of my lights on the surge protector light up anymore. It's got a lifetime warranty, but I got it as a Christmas gift and we can't seem to find the original invoice or purchase date haha.
I should probably get two UPS for my systems, but I'll wait for a sale. Not too critical for me atm. All my school work auto-saves to the cloud and NAS should be fine for power outages since its on ZFS.
Edited by AZNguyen, 04 February 2013 - 09:28 AM.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:32 AM
Whole house protection with a UPS on my computer another on the router, printer and Cable Modem. This way if I am in the middle of work a quick power hiccup will not mess me up. The UPS on the other devices can run for about 20 minutes and the one on my computer at load about 5. Plenty of time to finish what i am doing and get off the system.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:37 AM
Basically my answer is yes..
I remember back in 2000 when my father bought my fist PC. Some days after a storm came and my 56k USB Robotics modem and my Sound Blaster burned... oh and 2 USB ports... from the motherboard.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:23 AM
A power conditioner or good UPS provides an important hardware protection that surge protectors do not. Poor quality source power, while not as quick and flashy as a power surge, puts alot of stress on your electronics that wears them down over time. I've seen it wear out PC power supplies repeatedly in just a couple months, that was in particular a few people that lived near a local hospital. The worst part is that it isn't typically obvious that the condition even exists until you're electronics just stop lasting as long as the should and you think you have really really bad luck.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:25 AM
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:05 PM
No specific surge protector for any PC, but my whole home is covered by a surge protector.