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Old 09-22-2005, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Surge Protector or UPS?

I am about to get my new PC, and I would like to get a new Surge Protector to protect it. Should I go with a regular Power strip, or one with UPS?

I want to get the best protection I can.

Thanks for any help,


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Old 09-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Surge protecter...ok


i have a cheap ($2) surge bar hooked up to my computer, monitor, and speakers. A surge protector should work great, dont spend $ on UPS, as long as you just dont plug your computer directly into the wall.

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Old 09-28-2005, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you can't afford to have ur computer "turn off" for whatever reason (spikes), then get a UPS.. Otherwise a surge bar would do..
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Old 10-15-2005, 11:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would recommend UPS(uninterruptable power supply), because it will kepp it regulated
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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APC BackUPS 350VA suits most people.

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well, if you have ify wiring in the house or out in the country instead causing power dips and spikes then get a power surge conditioner and not a UPS. There is a difference. It's best to use them in conjunction together or get a combo.
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If you like your computer you will use a UPS. I have a 500VA.

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