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Yep its that time of year again when thunderstorms & lightning are more apt to happen than not. This is also the time of year when you when we see more surge damaged computers and mobile devices.
The easiest way to protect your computer and other electronics is also the most over-looked or taken for granted. The ubiquitous Surge Protector. One of the simplest purchases that can provide protection for some of your most expensive items. Not only your computer but your flat screen TV, your stereo, your game systems. All of these devices are subject to electrical surge damage. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people know the value of a good surge protector. Its easy to see the benefits of being protected from random power surges and possible lightning damage. A mid- to high end surge protector can even protect your cable television, phone, and network! So what is the difference between a surge protector and a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)? Do you need one?
If you have 2 or more PCs on a network, YES. If you have work that would be irreparably damaged if interrupted by a power outage, YES. If your business depends on access to your computer, YES.
According to Wikipedia, “An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPSor battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically the utility mains, fails. ”. Most UPSs also function as surge protectors for the devices that are connected to them.
Having a UPS is having security and peace of mind that your computer and its important data is protected from unexpected shut downs from loss of power. When the inevitable occurs, you have the time to safely save your work and correctly shut down your PC.
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