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Windows 7: Does a power flux effect a computer when it's on?

14 Aug 2013   #11
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

It's what's behind the wall socket that counts. Currents codes are pretty good but 40 years ago they used aluminum wire in low cost homes...till they learned it caused house fires!

My house is 50 years old, well made with good wiring except the builder had no idea on how to lay out circuits, he put too many outlets on the same circuit along with some lighting. I have some wall plugs that well dim a overhead light when the vacuum starts!!!! I had to 64 bitie upgrade
put in a second 200 amp service in for hvac and hot tub, tapped into that for the shop and greenhouse.


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14 Aug 2013   #12
westom

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
It's what's behind the wall socket that counts.
That standard applies even to 1930 wired houses. If the receptacle will accept that plug, then wires to that receptacle are good enough. However, many homeowners ignore warnings of a wire (sufficiently sized) that needs maintenance. Dimming is that warning. Copper is very forgiving. But if lights are dimming on aluminum circuits, well, discussed were rare events where dimming indicates a human safety threat. That is one.

And still some will foolishly recommend a UPS rather than fix the problem.
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14 Aug 2013   #13
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

As people have already pointed out, a surge protector will not help in a low voltage situation. A surge protector is designed to protect your equipment in case of a voltage surge or spike (such as would happen when lightning strikes a power pole). Unless you buy a high-end device, a surge protector works by sacraficing itself in order to protect your equipment, so it's a one-time only device.
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