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~ Some Tips to Protect your computer from Power Surging ~
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
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Re: ~ Some Tips to Protect your computer from Power Surging ~
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 09:10:02 PM »



1. Removing power sources

• Unplug all cords connecting your computer to the wall before the thunderstorm begins.

• Both power cords and modem cords need to be removed.

• Unplugging before the thunderstorm is ideal, but it may be the case that you are not near your computer when the storm is coming.

• Fear not, there are other preventative measures.
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Re: ~ Some Tips to Protect your computer from Power Surging ~
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 09:12:02 PM »



2. Using surge protectors

A. This is not to be confused with a power strip.

• A surge protector will look like a bulky power strip.
• When your home receives a power spike, the surge protector takes this spike and pushes it away from the outlets and your computer.
• Remember that even the best surge protectors will not protect against a direct lightning strike.
• For ultimate protection, if you happen to be home, unplug the surge protector in the case of a threatening storm.

B. Make sure you're buying a good surge protector.

Look for the following features:
• If you regularly connect your computer to the internet, ensure the surge protector has a internet cable surge protector.
• Look for a surge protector that offers insurance to cover the loss of properly attached equipment.
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Re: ~ Some Tips to Protect your computer from Power Surging ~
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 09:13:54 PM »



3. Preventing data loss during outages

A. Determine if your electronic set up requires an uninterruptible power supply device, also know as a UPS device.
• Whereas surge protectors protect surges of power, these UPS devices protect against outages.
• Outages and dips in power, even if minor, can cause hard or soft damage (like data loss) to certain equipment - for example, external hard drives or advanced telecommunication equipment.
• A UPS will be particularly beneficial if you have a home office or continually run operations on your electronics.
• Most UPS devices will also protect your devices from power surges.

B. During thundery seasons, do long term data backups on a more opportunistic basis.
• Do it well before days with a threat of lightning make it a risky thing to be doing.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 10:48:31 AM by MysteRy »