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Windows 7: Questioning advice of a salesman

02 Aug 2010   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Questioning advice of a salesman

Howdy,
I recently purchased and installed a UPS. I was told by the salesman that I should put a Surge Suppressor before the power to the UPS, thus Surge Protecting it.
Does this idea have any validity. Looking for all opinions.
I am also running a thread on line noise trips to the UPS on start up.........
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc


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02 Aug 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never used a surge protection before a UPS. A UPS regulates power to the connected devices. so, I guess you could use one to provide some protection to the UPS itself...but I don't think you have to.
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02 Aug 2010   #3
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello pparks1,
Thank you for your response and opinion. Might you look at the other thread on "Am I doing something wrong", would the pre surge protector help that situation in your opinion?
glennc
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02 Aug 2010   #4
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The salesman mislead you. That APC UPS contains a surge suppressor, as do all UPS units I've every seen. An UPS works best directly plugged into a wall outlet, and not with an extension cord or power strip. This allows the surge suppressor within the UPS to work most effectively. I quote from a typical APC instruction manual:

Plug the Back-UPS ES power cord directly
into a wall outlet; not into a surge protector
or power strip.

Read the manual - ignore the salesman.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Howdy,
I recently purchased and installed a UPS. I was told by the salesman that I should put a Surge Suppressor before the power to the UPS, thus Surge Protecting it.
Does this idea have any validity. Looking for all opinions.
I am also running a thread on line noise trips to the UPS on start up.........
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2010   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Howdy,
I recently purchased and installed a UPS. I was told by the salesman that I should put a Surge Suppressor before the power to the UPS, thus Surge Protecting it.
Does this idea have any validity. Looking for all opinions.
I am also running a thread on line noise trips to the UPS on start up.........
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc
If you use a surge protector with a UPS at all, it should be AFTER the UPS. I use one outlet on my UPS to power my main monitor and tower through a surge protector bar. It isn't really necessary to do that, but it gives me the ability to completely shut the power off to my system without having to shut off the UPS, which also powers my home server and media machine. It also gives me a little bit of extra protection.

No slight to sales people, since I was one many years ago, but most of them are not knowledgeable in the products they sell, and they don't really care about solving your problem. They just want to make the sale.
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02 Aug 2010   #6
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
The salesman mislead you. That APC UPS contains a surge suppressor, as do all UPS units I've every seen. An UPS works best directly plugged into a wall outlet, and not with an extension cord or power strip. This allows the surge suppressor within the UPS to work most effectively. I quote from a typical APC instruction manual:

Plug the Back-UPS ES power cord directly
into a wall outlet; not into a surge protector
or power strip.

Read the manual - ignore the salesman.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Howdy,
I recently purchased and installed a UPS. I was told by the salesman that I should put a Surge Suppressor before the power to the UPS, thus Surge Protecting it.
Does this idea have any validity. Looking for all opinions.
I am also running a thread on line noise trips to the UPS on start up.........
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc
Hello Crunchy Doodle,
Thanks for the assistance. I had a feeling it didn't sound right, so thus I ask it where I think I can get an experienced knowledgeable answer.
glennc
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02 Aug 2010   #7
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Howdy,
I recently purchased and installed a UPS. I was told by the salesman that I should put a Surge Suppressor before the power to the UPS, thus Surge Protecting it.
Does this idea have any validity. Looking for all opinions.
I am also running a thread on line noise trips to the UPS on start up.........
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc
If you use a surge protector with a UPS at all, it should be AFTER the UPS. I use one outlet on my UPS to power my main monitor and tower through a surge protector bar. It isn't really necessary to do that, but it gives me the ability to completely shut the power off to my system without having to shut off the UPS, which also powers my home server and media machine. It also gives me a little bit of extra protection.

No slight to sales people, since I was one many years ago, but most of them are not knowledgeable in the products they sell, and they don't really care about solving your problem. They just want to make the sale.
Well Howdy Mellon Head,
Thanks for the reply. I like your setup. Could you please look at the thread "Did I do something wrong". It talks about possibly getting line noise and a 10 second event which seem to coincide with whenever I turn the UPS on. I do not leave it on as you do. Can use the advise there. Take care Bud.
glennc
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