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Freyr Advanced Member

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#1 13 years ago

I am considering adding some protection to the largish pile of fairly expensive high tech equipment sitting around and I was just wondering what (if anything) other people have done about protection on their equipment.

I know that my PC is not as expensive as a lot of other peoples but I don't like the idea of a power surge leaving my HDD a smoking pile of ash. The lost data would be rather inconvenient to say the least.

The obvious thing to prevent that from happening is a decent UPS of the variety that will take anything short of a lightening strike and blow in case of a lighting strike without passing the shock along.

However, that still leaves the peripherals like the sound system. If I go with a UPS I probably wouldn't connect anything other than the PC and monitor to the UPS to maximise the battery time and thinking about it, things like the 5.1 setup cost a heck of a lot less than a decent surge protection kit. That, and I don't fancy rewiring 5 speakers with the, erm... interesting cabling layout that I have.

But yeah. What do you do with your kit other than crossing your fingers?


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#2 13 years ago

Why not just buy a good surge protector power strip and plug everything into it?