Questions tagged [surge-protection]

Questions about surge protectors can be asked as long as it related to use with your computer or peripherals and when attempting to determine the proper level of protection required for your equipment. Purchasing recommendations are strictly off topic.

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What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?

I moved to an area/building where there are quite some problems with the wall-power supply. Primaraly I would like to protect my computers, secondary I would like have some affordable UPS for some of ...
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Is it normal to get power supply surge when lightning cuts the electricity?

So I'm a bit worried because my previous MoBo (a Gigabyte) died and I just bought a new MoBo. This new MoBo is an Asus. Last monday (now we are friday) I've let my computer opened to be able to use it ...
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Powerline Networking Surge protection and electrical interference?

The manufacturer advice is to plug them straight into the wall socket and not through power boards or adapters. However where I live (sub tropical) we have frequent electrical storms and power goes ...
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How comes all three protection levels (electric board, UPS and AC block) get passed through?

So, there is that house in France with three phase electrical power. I don't know if this is relevant. And I can't tell the whole installation was set properly. But the grounding is recent and strong. ...
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Is there a way to protect usb type a ports from usb killers?

I know that most of the devices that are using usb type a ports susceptable in being destroyed by usb killers. Is there anyway on modifying type a ports or other ports to protect them from usb ...
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Power surge, computer can't find one hard drive, case light still on

So, my entire machine is consistently plugged into a surge protector. All the same, a sudden electrical storm caused a total power down. After starting it back up, it can't find a relatively important ...
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Did not unplug computer, power outage. Is it safe?

My office building is doing some maintenance work and they said they will shut off the power supply from midnight to 6am -- They told everyone in the building to turn off their computers and unplug ...
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Do i need voltage stabilisers for Computers and other electronic devices without motor?

Searching on internet i've found this article https://www.bijlibachao.com/appliances/voltage-stabilizer-for-television-refrigerator-air-conditioner.html Where i've read that electronic devices and ...