Originally Posted by Chipp
I use and love mine. Especially when we've got hurricanes coming through, the power will just blink off and then come back a few seconds later, but it might do that 4 or 5 times in an hour. Incredibly useful to have a backup UPS.
Yeah this is where UPS shine. I was playing Baldur's Gate and I had just done some ting really good and I was sitting there feeling all good about it and I hadn't saved and then there was a power blink and I lost it. The next day I started shopping for a UPS and I have used one ever since.
I don't have one currently since my rig out grew my old one and I thought it more important to get a new video card and Air Soft Rifle right now. I don't think we had any power outages or blinks in a new house though...so I may just forget it.
And lighning can jump through a UPS just as easy as a power strip. I personally use a voltage regulator and even that isn't completely safe...but it stops the light from blinking when the washing machine changes cycles. I figured it probally wasn't good for the PC and TV either. Though if get a power strip...don't go to Walmart and pay $2.99 for one. Go to Home Depot or some place similar and pay $20 for for one. They actually work some what on power surges.