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Surge Protection with modem

I have a UPS between my PC and the wall, this also has input and output called Cable/Video Surge Protection. So the only potential damage path is the modem to the router to my computer through ...
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ASUS Anti-surge protection fried (?) MOB and PSU

I bought a pc about 2 months ago and it was working great until yesterday. I was playing Magika ( steam game ) which is a very light game and suddenly my PC rebooted. When it came back, the initial ...
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Anti Surge Support option in BIOS Setup

There is an option called Anti Surge Support in my BIOS setup. The user manual of my ASUS H87I-PLUS motherboard gives no explanation on it, and I can't get exactly what it is after googling. Could you ...
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How to verify that a surge protector actually works?

I need surge protectors to prevent expensive equipment from exploding. Manufacturers of these devices obviously make a lot of fantastic claims about features and performance, but how can I trust them ...
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I get regular power surges and my UPS ticks a lot due to a welding plant. Is this good or bad?

In our home, there is a mechanic who often uses a welding plant. When he uses it, I think we get a power surge. My UPS ticks madly (not beep, it ticks). Sometimes, I even lose power to the keyboard. ...
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Should you plug a laser printer directly into a wall socket?

Based on this answer to the question "Why shouldn't I attach laser printers or scanners to a UPS?", and a comment made by Blunder, should you plug a printer directly into a wall socket and avoid ...
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Concerning repeated power outages and blackouts, what power protection device should be used for PC's and laptops?

We encounter numerous blackouts here where I live. I've heard of UPS's and other devices such as surge suppressors, etc... My question is, aside from the integrated battery (which is said to provide ...
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UPS for hard drive protection

I am in a place where electricity is not ideal (old house, no ground), sometimes it occasionally shuts down and supposedly there are some spikes. I consider using UPS with the goal to increase ...
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Surge protectors: Do they make anything like “Power Center” anymore?

See this: It's called Power Center and I am STILL using the same one that I got with my first PC back in 1995! It still works, but I think it's time to upgrade to a new one, but I cannot find ...
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Surge Protectors - Wall Outlet Plug vs. Stationary Surge Protector

While the former will cost 3 times less: The latter will cost more: Question: Are both almost the same or the latter is better (which i suppose is judging by price)?
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Does a Coaxial Lightning Surge Protector protect against Power Surges?

Does a coaxial lightning surge protector also protect against power surges? I don't know if there is a difference between lightning surges and power surges, thus I ask this question. I have a ...
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Using Laptop Battery And Surge Protector Instead Of UPS? [closed]

I was thinking of using battery and surge protector instead of UPS. With UPS you have to: Do checkups Ship for battery replacements i.e it is a hassle. With laptop battery you have nothing to ...
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Is there a way to tell the laptop battery when to stop charging?

I don't want my laptop's battery to always be at 100% because it lessens battery life, especially when above 25 Celcius, the lowest summer temperature in Israel (currently 30C - 32C). I prefer to keep ...
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Can Electric Surge Go Through Modem And Fry Laptop?

I have cable internet connection and cable connects to modem. From modem there is a LAN cable connecting to my laptop. Can electric surge reach my laptop?
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Unplug computer during thunderstorms?

I once heard from a friend of mine that it's good practice to disconnect your computer and tv during a thunderstorm to avoid damage from electrical surges caused by lightning strikes. It kind of makes ...
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Is UPS wattage rating for battery backup outlets only?

I have a Back-UPS ES 550 from APC, and I'm wondering if that 550 wattage rating is for the battery backup side only or all outlets? It has 8 outlets. 4 that say battery backup, and 4 that say surge ...
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What to look for in a good UPS?

I just asked this question where my PC may have been fried due to a power surge. Now I'm browsing around and I'm curious what characteristics make a quality UPS? What should I be looking at? Should I ...
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Advice for UPC/Surge Protector in home office [closed]

I'm just starting out as an independant developer, mostly Unix stuff with some Windows thrown in occasionally. I've been running two machines, a linux and a windows dev machine. Long story short, we ...
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Why are brownouts so harmful?

I was reading http://superuser.com/questions/32840/is-surge-protection-actually-needed and well I'd like to know why brownouts are so harmful. The explanation gave there is "the capacitors get above ...
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Performance Hit While Routing Cable Internet Through Surge Protector?

I recently purchased a Belkin surge protector with cable line protection. I have cable Internet, and that cord is plugged into my modem, which has an Ethernet going to my router where it splits and ...
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Is surge protection actually needed?

Am I am an idiot for not using a surge protected powerboard? Does this mean my computer gets fried in a power outage? Which particular parts of the computer are most vulnerable to damage if I get a ...
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What are the chances a power surge can wipe out a whole system? How can I tell?

I was on my computer and all of a sudden it shut off and the lights in my house dimmed. When I tried to turn it back on, nothing happened and there was a burning smell coming from my comp. I sent in ...
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Powerline Ethernet surge protection

Following the recent weather events in my village (see related question) I'm looking at better power protection for my equipment, specifically a UPS and a set of replacement surge protectors which, it ...