Choosing a Surge Suppressor or UPS

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A surge suppressor is designed to protect your computer equipment from power fluctuations and voltage spikes which are caused by unpredicted incidents. A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a back-up system designed to save your work during unexpected power outages.

It is very important that you protect your computer from possible electrical damage.

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Unplug your computer during bad weather since your over voltage protector will not protect your computer system against direct lightning hits.

If you are using a modem to connect to the Internet, be sure to get a protector with a telephone jack included so as to minimize over voltage which could damage your modem.

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A power surge, also known as transient voltage is an increase in voltage whch is considerably more than the allowed level.

A suppressor is not as capable to protect your computer system as a UPS system would.

UPS Emergency Backup System:

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a backup system which will constantly provide power to your computer system in the event of a power outage. It consists of an internal battery and an inverter that produces AC voltage.

A UPS will help to guard your system against voltage fluctuations, spikes and brown-outs. It will also protect your computer system and valuable data if there are fluctuations in power and during power outages.

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The back-up system software automatically saves and closes open files when power is interrupted and shuts down the computer system in an orderly manner.

Final Thoughts:

The above surge suppressor/UPS is for an average computer system. If you have a system that requires more backup power, you can always opt for a more powerful backup system.

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