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Windows 7: determining what UPS battery my PC needs

11 Mar 2012   #11

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Do what you can to see if you can find one that supports pure sine wave in your price range.
I sadly do not know of such a model personally, however since I don't do a lot of shopping for this kind of item that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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11 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm starting to think that, for my budget allowances, a surge suppressor with a high joule rating might be a better option. Should a 4000 joule range suppressor be sufficient for PC protection?
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11 Mar 2012   #13

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Windows 7 x64

To be honest for this application anything over 1000 should be sufficient. 4000 is premium level.

...and even then the joules is really more of a marketing point as most of the decent ones use MOV's (metal oxide varistors) That clamp out the surge, and this is generally the right way to do it. As long as it's made properly you are generally okay. APC is actually a good brand in that area too.
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11 Mar 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The ones I'm looking at right now, based on price and customer reviews... Belkin Pivot-Plug Surge Protectors: Computers & Accessories Belkin BE112230-08 12-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with Telephone and Coaxial Protection: Computers & Accessories Belkin Pivot Surge, 8 Outlets, 6ft Cord with Telephone Protection: Electronics

I won't use a cheapo protector strip, and I could use phone and maybe ethernet protection too. Actually, I need a phone splitter as I have one line going into the PC room, and need to run both ethernet and a land line phone.

I would guess my RCA unit, bought years ago, is going bad. The phone jack on it died some weeks back, and now the fried HDD.
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