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post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
well the concept of a surge protector is to protect, yes, it is lightly lightning with destroy the protector, but it's far easier and less expensive to replace a surge protector than a psu or god forbid other core components
To protect against surges, yes. Lightening strikes will arc over anything in the surge protector and still fry your equipment. (This is a DIRECT lightening strike, we had this happen at our house a few years ago. Fried/melted everything electronic except for the fridge. Even the freezer was dead.)

My point is that after a certain point, sugre protectors will not work against lightening. Nothing more than that. (And they are still great against normal surges)
post #42 of 54
I have surge/UPS on all my nice and/or important machines. GA has alot of power issues during storms.

FYI the cheap ones are tempting, but they all suck and the batteries fail sometimes in less than a year. Get midrange or $100+ units if you're serious about protecting your nice rig.

And YES if lightning hits your lines directly into the house, it will arc over whatever is in it's way unless you have lightning specific protection (expensive).
Edited by 2thAche - 5/1/11 at 5:30pm
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post #43 of 54
I thought all powerbars had surge protection.
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post #44 of 54
I use 2 high quality surge protectors that my mom had in her old office back in the 90's. They still work perfectly fine, saved my comp power surges up here quite a few times.
     
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post #45 of 54
I plug a power bar into the wall and plug everything into the power baR?
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post #46 of 54
^ This, and I thought that was surge protected itself always. What's the need for all that extra stuff? Unless you live in a bad area with power outages and adverse weather.
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post #47 of 54
Ferrite beads or tie three knots in the psu for extra surge protection works well especially against lightning strikes.

But who's got lan cables and other electrical equipment plugged into their pcs? Are those connected to the surge protector aswell?
Edited by Spooony - 5/3/11 at 5:06am
post #48 of 54
I got a kinda cheapo one...$5 I really wanna invest in a UPS tho.
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I run everything through two APC 1500 rackmount ups systems.
    
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post #50 of 54
I use an AVR.
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