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    Yes
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  • 7% (10)
    Its old
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post #11 of 54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
I have one in my psu
If you surge your screwed!

(Your deltas will live tho.. I believe some fans have some over voltage protection got to check on that)
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 4/29/11 at 11:52pm
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post #12 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
If you surge your screwed!
have one on the house were the power comes in
I'm just down a fuse any way
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post #13 of 54
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
have one on the house were the power comes in
I'm just down a fuse any way
Fuses are only supposed to protect you from your wires getting to hot.
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post #14 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Fuses are only supposed to protect you from your wires getting to hot.
wouldn't a surge make the wires hot ?
and wouldn't a surge's supper high voltage blow the fuse
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post #15 of 54
Fuses/circuit breakers protect against a constant high amperage draw that is likely caused by a short circuit or other wiring fault. They won't protect against the short pulse a lighting strike would cause.
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post #16 of 54

To be fair, a lightening strike would fry most surge protectors.

As for me, yes, I have a UPS that everything runs through. Also, my laptop has a small (but good) dedicated surge protector- I had it when I took my laptop to India (in areas with very bad power) and I kept using it. (just because)

post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by Traches View Post
Fuses/circuit breakers protect against a constant high amperage draw that is likely caused by a short circuit or other wiring fault. They won't protect against the short pulse a lighting strike would cause.
^^this
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post #18 of 54
Almost everything I've got is on a UPS. Surge protection + battery backup for the win.
post #19 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by christian_piper View Post
To be fair, a lightening strike would fry most surge protectors.
well I know I can trust the thing my dad put on the mane power line in are house
he happens to be an electricians for IBEW
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post #20 of 54
I lost a psu to a surge caused by lightning once, I learned my lesson.
   
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