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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, didn't end that right:
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
No sweat, Mr. HerrGlock.
CW3s work for their living just like NCOs.
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.
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