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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

Back-up UPS and power conditioners considered in this as well. I noticed I have about four myself. I have an APC UPS, although it's a busted POS that doesn't hold a charge anymore. I've replaced the battery like three times in it and I'm just sick of doing it - it never even kept my PC on for one second. It can't even keep my LCD monitor running (albeit it drains a lot of power compared to most other LCDs - 100w). I have a cheapo Walmart Cyberpower strip which is actually decent and worked excellent for well over 5 years now (Good use of $20 for sure). Recently I needed another one that was nice and I saw yet again Walmart had a Cyberpower with four huge transformer areas (those big DC packs that take up multiple plugs - the other one only has one) and it has six more plugs as well as cable and phone filtering. Yet another well spent $25. Lastly I just purchased an APC C3 power conditioner for use with my stereo setup. This is made to be used with home theater stuff and has two high filter plugs for a subwoofer and amplifier as well as other digital filtering along with the coaxial cable and modem filtering. Sadly it didn't eliminate the hum in my subwoofer, although I believe the subwoofer is just itself faulty (Old too). Paid $50 for the C3 and it regularly goes for $135 - the main reason I bought was due to such a great sale price. In total, I think I have like...$350k+ insurance with all my power strips combined lol. The cheap Cyberpower has like a $10-20k warranty, the nice one has I think $50k warranty, and my C3 has a $150k warranty (Their top model the H15 has I think a $750k warranty - absurd!). lol, no idea why I felt so inspired to post this but I find it funny if I get a new power strip I swap all them around. I had an old Ace hardware powerstrip for ages and it had this stupid little flickering red light on the power switch. I come to get used to it but now this was my chance to be rid of it and put the other Cyberpower over here! Finally, no more stupid flicker! So, how many power strips or variations of do you own - in as much or little detail as you care to post?




Homer Gonerson

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#2 10 years ago

2 in my dorm. One for my computer, monitors, router, stereo reciever, and light. The other for my alarm clock, laptop charger, and phone charger. At home I usually have 2 daisy-chained together for my computer & related items, as well as a light, cell phone charger, cordless phone charger. Then another on my other desk for my second computer, monitors, and laptop charger.




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#3 10 years ago

In my dorm, I personally use one 8-outlet power strip/surge protector, and one two-way outlet splitter at the other end of the room. On the surge protector, I have my laptop power cable, subwoofer, plasma lamp, landline telephone, digital drum set, and a lamp. The two-way splitter powers my cell phone charger and another lamp.

Not sure if this is fit for General Discussion, though...

:moved: to Tech Discussion.




kow_ciller

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#4 10 years ago

I use one. I used to have a UPS but for some reason I keep blowing them out. =/




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#5 10 years ago

I run 3. One Belkin UPS 650 which runs my LCD, Speakers, Alarm Clock and PC Tower for 10 minutes 1 four outlet for my phone charger, laptop and bed side lamp. Another four outlet for the modem, router, printer and wifi printer server




Shintsu

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#6 10 years ago
Zamamee;4801694Not sure if this is fit for General Discussion, though... :moved: to Tech Discussion.

I posted under General Discussion not gaming, but no matter =p




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#7 10 years ago

I never said General Gaming, you must be losing it! =p




Shintsu

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#8 10 years ago
Zamamee;4801784I never said General Gaming, you must be losing it! =p

Hey now, don't post edit. I know you said General Gaming! Quit messing with my head :Puzzled:




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#9 10 years ago

Lies, all lies! Try and befoul my good name, why don't ya! =p




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#10 10 years ago

I have two. One has my PC, monitor, speakers, and my 360 plugged into it. The other is for my TV, satellite receiver, old Xbox (good DVD player!), and the stereo that i use with my TV.