February 2, 2009 at 9:39 pm #28516
Where I live it is storm season and we have continuous power interuptions that can really stuff your computer up. I have actually lost a few computer power supplies in the last few months…I have surge protectors connected to my computer but they do not help for some reason.. Now I am thinking or buying an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for my computer. A UPS is a Power Conditioner with a battery that offers protection against power failures and black outs. So if the power does go out I will have time to shut the computer down properly and without blowing the power supply. This sounds like an extreme piece of equipment for a household computer, but does anyone else use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for their computer and is it really worth the money?February 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm #31054DSTMParticipant
An excellent idea Mitz.The Thunder Storms here are terrible here at the moment.Lost 2 Power supplies in the last Month.I get sick of pulling the plugs out of the wall.I did enquire at the Computer Shop,I frequent, and they are $120.Only Problem, a UPS will only shield 1 Computer.I would have to buy 3. 🙂February 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm #31055
Oh I am glad to here that someone else has the same problem…. Sometimes I think there is something wrong with my house…Anyway I really only want to protect my main computer.. don't care about the rest...LOLOL... Its still a good investment though...and you can probably get it a bit cheaper if you shop around.February 3, 2009 at 1:06 am #31056
I've had a UPS save my computers. A lightning strike which destroyed 3 fridges, a couple of tvs, a washing machine and an LCD projector, but the surge protection in my UPS meant the lightning did not harm my computers. The UPS had 4 outlets, so I had 2 computers and 2 monitors running from it.I was living in remote Arnhemland at the time, and the UPS features were invaluable even without the surge protection. Our power was erratic and unreliable, and many times the UPS saved me from losing all my work. It also made hardware last considerably longer, as UPS provides a flat, clean power signal from its battery. Normal household electricity is erratic, constantly changing voltage.I dont have one at the moment, but its high on my list of 'things to buy' when fortune starts smiling on my wallet again... my last one was 100 bucks or so but that was a few years ago now.
Mitz from Tips4pcFebruary 3, 2009 at 1:38 am #31057MaraParticipant
Oh dear, I'm laughing – not at the misfortune suffered from the lightening strike but out of all those lovely things, it was the computers that were protected.February 3, 2009 at 1:52 am #31058DSTMParticipant
Yes Mara,the Computer and the Fridge are the 2 most important.I normally pull the electrical plugs from the wall of most Electrical.I was told,Dak,that a UPS will only safeguard 1 Computer.Maybe the brand they sold only could handle 1 Computer.Don't know.Must research this further. 🙂November 19, 2012 at 7:25 am #31059Nyle RemeParticipant
Few weeks before I too observe same problem but after I started use of UPS . I and my valuable devices come over from this trouble of power failure.
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