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post #1 of 54
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Do you have a surge protector. I do but its very very old and is probably useless now. Since they have to be replaced every couple years (according to some article i read)
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post #2 of 54
Doesn't a decent PSU serve this function? Though I suppose replacing a surge protector is cheaper than a blown PSU.
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post #3 of 54
Do have one.

+ a computer AVR
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post #4 of 54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Traches View Post
Doesn't a decent PSU serve this function? Though I suppose replacing a surge protector is cheaper than a blown PSU.
Wait so you mean you go straight into the wall!

One surge and good bye Monitor, router, modem, external HDD, possibly speakers
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post #5 of 54
Yea, I run all equptment connected to my computer (including ethernet) through either a server grade APS UPS, or an APS AVR power conditioner (H15). Just makes me feel a little safer as well as protects me from overvoltage and brownout incidents.
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post #6 of 54
I have 2 of them Each is rated at 3000+ joules. 1 my bro's rig, iMac, TV, 360, PS2, and couple other things are plugged into. Mine I have my PC and our iMac media server, printers, and external hard drives plugged into it. The home theater system is on 6000 joules surge protector.

We have a surge protector also down in the basement and one on the cable and phone lines.
 
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post #7 of 54
its in my "to buy/get/steal" list
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post #8 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Wait so you mean you go straight into the wall!

One surge and good bye Monitor, router, modem, external HDD, possibly speakers
Nah, I'm on a surge protector. I'm just curious; Seeing as the primary side and the secondary side are only connected by a transformer that will only pass AC current, it seems like your computer should be safe from power surges... But I don't know that for sure.
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post #9 of 54
yes
Edited by Cacophony - 4/29/11 at 11:48pm
post #10 of 54
I have one in my psu
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