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    ABW Veteran jc101's Avatar
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    Does any of you know any good deals on Surge Protectors for computers? I live in a place where the electricity is pretty bad here.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jasonco12:
    I live in a place where the electricity is pretty bad here.
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    You're far better off with a UPS then. I've lost two UPS's in the past dozen years, once when the lightning hit right outside the house and another when a nearby transformer blew (or something) but rapidly cycled the power on and off - but haven't lost a PC so far.

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    Invest in a UPS. I have one per puter. I'd rather buy a new UPS than a new puter.

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    Throw TigerDirect a bone as they have the most popular UPS's at a discount price. They start at 30-50.00 for a single PC with 20 minute battery backup power. Surge strips just won't hack it.

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    Thanks EcomCity.com and everyone, i'll go with Tiger Direct.

    Jason
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    Yupp ... UPS is the only way to go and know you are truly protected.

    Why computer stores knowingly sell their customers surge protectors that don't really work is still beyond us.

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    Hi Jason...

    You have received some really good advice here as it pertains to buying a UPS. That said, you might want to have an electrician check out your power situation with a line-monitor prior to buying the UPS. There is a possibility that you might be having power fluctuations that can be readily fixed. I don't claim to be an electrical whiz, but I had the problem when I bought the new house, and they fixed it promptly.

    That said, it is still highly advisable to put in a UPS for your system(s).

    Happy New Year...

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    ABW Veteran jc101's Avatar
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    Thanks... I'll follow all of your advice... and Obstinatedon I will get a electrician to check my new room (renter) and hopefully the landlord will fix it.

    Jason
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jasonco12:
    I will get a electrician to check my new room (renter) and hopefully the landlord will fix it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Some, but not all, UPS's have indicator lights built-in with a diagnosis chart in the manual that will tell you if the plug you're using has improper wiring (switched + or - or open ground. Oh, and there are little plug-in things at places like Radio Shack for about $3.99 - might be cheaper than an electrician unless you have a brother-in-law

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