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Surge Protected Power Strips

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by dglockster, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. dglockster

    dglockster

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    What is recommended as being the minimum specs for a surge protected power strip that will supply power to both a computer and a monitor?

    (I have searched the site and found no information.)

    Thanks in advance.

    dglockster
     
  2. pyblood

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    I would recommend getting a battery backup. Surge protectors are good, but a UPS is even better. They provide power in case of an outage as well provide protection against power surges. They can be purchased fro around $50-$75 depending on how much power you need.
     


  3. Bronson7

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    I'm with Pyblood on this. An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) is the way to go. Brown-outs are a major concern also. Every UPS I've seen is also surge protected.
    Bronson7
     
  4. HerrGlock

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    UPS.

    For a general desktop, get about a 300 VA one for computer with monitor. If you have a 19" or larger monitor, get a 500Va.

    You can get those for $50-$100 and it is well worth it the first time you need something.

    It also makes up for flaky power coming in from the wall.

    DanH
     
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Sorry, didn't end that right:

    DRILL SERGEANT!!!!!!

    DanH
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  6. MrsKitty

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    I use a surge protector only on my laptop as its battery acts as the UPS battery.

    Just thought I would point that out, sir ;f
     
  7. dglockster

    dglockster

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    No sweat, Mr. HerrGlock.
    CW3s work for their living just like NCOs.
     
  8. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    the advice i've heard is:

    1.) get a UPS instead.
    2.) if you get a surge protector instead, just make sure it has that UL sticker on it (underwriter's laboratory). the rest is just marketing hype.