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Do you use a surge protector?

#21happyscrub1Posted 9/13/2013 5:04:28 PM
I use a cheap power strip because the only reason I use it is because there's no way for me to hook up all this crap into 1 outlet (only 1 is close)!

Computer
monitor
2 external HDs
printer
phone
subwoofer
ect,
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#22WerdnAndreWPosted 9/13/2013 5:28:34 PM
Cheap $5 power strip, only need the extra outlets.
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#23donbrifwayPosted 9/13/2013 5:35:11 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Cheap $5 power strip, only need the extra outlets.

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#24megaman4everEXEPosted 9/13/2013 5:35:56 PM
I have a $30 belkin surge protector from Frys.
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#25ThescyyPosted 9/13/2013 5:39:24 PM
Wheres the UPS option?
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#26R i c kPosted 9/13/2013 6:10:31 PM
I have a few surge protectors, the basic strip variety, but I need to buy a low-end UPS/battery backup. I moved into this place almost a year ago and the power has blinked off like 4 times already, each time for just a couple seconds. Once was during a wind storm, understandably enough, the other times there were no obvious reasons. Very annoying.
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#27Born LuckyPosted 9/13/2013 6:40:39 PM
Black_King945 posted...
Born Lucky posted...
I have the PC plugged into one, and I have one on the meter outside.

If lightning destroys gets past the outside one and destroys my PC, the electric company has to pay for it.


You might want to fact check that, I'm sure they have a clause five miles long for Acts of God ending in 'you're screwed'.


No, it's specifically states that if any power surge, including lightning, destroys electrical equipment, they will replace the equipment. Installation was free, but it's 10 dollars a month.
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#28Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 6:43:19 PM(edited)
Thescyy posted...
Wheres the UPS option?


That's the very last option. I thought of making it a separate choice, but I'm not sure there are any other choices beyond that, so I threw it into the "other". It appears I made the right choice seeing as how there are only 3 votes, unless everyone on a UPS is voting on the high end Surge protector, which I didn't intend to happen.
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#29Orestes417Posted 9/13/2013 7:02:14 PM
A UPS is in fact effectively a high end surge protector. That's how I voted anyway
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#30su27ChaosPosted 9/13/2013 7:07:21 PM
lol Electrical lines are buried so surge protect is enough for now. Thank god I don't live in greedy east coast how they are stubborn not to convert to underground lines and risk workers during storms.

I'll give you guys tips how to bury those lines.

1. Close the road if nessary
2. To prevent down time. Start finding good location to dig without cutting the power or blocking traffic.
3. Lay the pipe to protect the lines and also protect them during a flood
4. Run the electrical lines
5. Finish up and just simply reconnect the power to traditional lines and tear down the older lines.
6 Plan a schedule for next project.
7. Repeat

Even though pipe is useless for that time being. Eventually it will be connected once next block is completed.
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