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My Kill A Watt always shows about 120V. When we have a lot of things using electricity in our house such as the central A.C., the dishwasher, the washer and dryer, etc. I've seen it go as low as ~105 or so.

I have my doubts that this PSU is providing adequate surge suppression.

meaning you don't think your PSU can protect you if you plugged it into a wall outlet?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by pwspong View Post

meaning you don't think your PSU can protect you if you plugged it into a wall outlet?

It means that I don't know. However, I would trust a good quality-made unit before I trust a unit like yours that I've never seen get recommended.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

My Kill A Watt always shows about 120V. When we have a lot of things using electricity in our house such as the central A.C., the dishwasher, the washer and dryer, etc. I've seen it go as low as ~105 or so.

I have my doubts that this PSU is providing adequate surge suppression.

yes and remember that is a meter that they sell to individuals that is only about 80% accurate because they are a lot of factors that really go into computing the wattage. but it is close enough for what you are using it for.

But believe it or not the computers PSU provides a good bit of surge protection. and actually what does more damage than any thing is your home is blackouts. because as the power is shut down in a black out it usually is gradual and you will notice this because the lights get dim and then go out. this causes a lot of damage to equipment because it is designed to use so much wattage. So the wattage you get with 120 v at 10 amps is 1200 watts approx... at 60 volts that is 20 amps!! amps is heat and work.. so this is what will damage equipment.

If you actually want adequate surge and power protection the best thing to get is a decent UPS.. They have 3 levels of protection actually 4 because they will let you shut down PC normally in a power loss.

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Originally Posted by pwspong View Post

meaning you don't think your PSU can protect you if you plugged it into a wall outlet?

I know salesmen and people at stores will tell you that a surge protector will protect you from lighting but I can tell you for a fact that the chances are greater that it will not protect you than it will protect you..


Guys you can use whatever you want to provide power to your PC I am not tell you what to use and what not to use just some facts about electricity as this is my job...
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

It means that I don't know. However, I would trust a good quality-made unit before I trust a unit like yours that I've never seen get recommended.

Actually don't blindly trust a surge protector. In a developed country you will seldom see spike in voltage that will do harm...
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I'd love to keep going, but it's late and my eyes are 'heavy'.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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