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dglockster
08-05-2005, 03:15
What is recommended as being the minimum specs for a surge protected power strip that will supply power to both a computer and a monitor?

(I have searched the site and found no information.)

Thanks in advance.

dglockster

pyblood
08-05-2005, 07:08
I would recommend getting a battery backup. Surge protectors are good, but a UPS is even better. They provide power in case of an outage as well provide protection against power surges. They can be purchased fro around $50-$75 depending on how much power you need.

Bronson7
08-05-2005, 07:56
I'm with Pyblood on this. An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) is the way to go. Brown-outs are a major concern also. Every UPS I've seen is also surge protected.
Bronson7

HerrGlock
08-05-2005, 07:59
UPS.

For a general desktop, get about a 300 VA one for computer with monitor. If you have a 19" or larger monitor, get a 500Va.

You can get those for $50-$100 and it is well worth it the first time you need something.

It also makes up for flaky power coming in from the wall.

DanH

HerrGlock
08-05-2005, 08:02
Sorry, didn't end that right:

DRILL SERGEANT!!!!!!

DanH
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MrsKitty
08-05-2005, 08:47
I use a surge protector only on my laptop as its battery acts as the UPS battery.

Just thought I would point that out, sir ;f

dglockster
08-05-2005, 09:06
No sweat, Mr. HerrGlock.
CW3s work for their living just like NCOs.

David_G17
08-05-2005, 10:36
the advice i've heard is:

1.) get a UPS instead.
2.) if you get a surge protector instead, just make sure it has that UL sticker on it (underwriter's laboratory). the rest is just marketing hype.