Windows 10: Surge Protector Recommendations

Discus and support Surge Protector Recommendations in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Anyone have good recommendation for surge protector? Looking at amazon and there are tons of them... but i notice in many of these great reviews... lot... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by paulyjustin, May 4, 2021 at 3:37 AM.

  1. Surge Protector Recommendations


    Anyone have good recommendation for surge protector? Looking at amazon and there are tons of them... but i notice in many of these great reviews... lot of top comments seem to say negative about it. Don't want to spend a ton on one like 50+ dollars etc. I notice many that are 20 dollars and under... are those fine? I know joules is what you need to look at. The current one im using has 600 joules and work good but im using one that I bought outside the US which im at right now. Like to get a good recommended one in the US on amazon/best buy etc when I use it in the US.

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    paulyjustin, May 4, 2021 at 3:37 AM
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  2. Ghot Win User

    Surge Protector Recommendations

    @paulyjustin

    A power strip is just like an extension cord. It allows you to hook more devices to one outlet.

    A surge protector has a built in circuit breaker. If the surge protector tries to pass too much voltage or amperage, the circuit breaker will... trip (turn OFF).

    So... yes. You might be plugging 6 things into one outlet, but it won't hurt anything.


    Here's a cheaper Tripplite surge protector... if money is an issue...

    $24.99 Amazon.com




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  3. AddRAM Win User
    Surge Protector Recommendations

    Surge Protectors are Surge protectors, a Power strip is a Power strip.

    Never plug your PC into a Power strip.

    Unless it`s connected to a Surge Protector *Biggrin

    I use Trtipp-Lites along with Steren surge protectors.
     
  4. Ghot Win User

    Surge Protector Recommendations

    Surge Protector Recommendations

    Back in 2005, I had a lightning bolt hit the street just in front of our house...
    The surge protector... melted.

    Computer was OK though.

    I think you've just been... extremely lucky.



    Oh gee, what does every modern house, have in the garage or basement?
    That's right... a box full of surge protectors (circuit breakers), protecting every wiring circuit in their house.

    Do you want to guess how many circuit breakers I've had to replace over the years, for being "fried" still conducting?

    Surge protectors are NOT "snake oil".

    Right out of high school I went into the service (electronics tech). At multiple sites, designed by full blown electronic engineers... EVERY piece or pile of delicate electronics was protected by surge protectors or UPS systems.

    It amazes me that there is still anyone on the planet that would think surge protectors and UPS were... snake oil.

    I will grant you that a $10 surge protector... is snake oil. *Smile

    Yes, everything CAN fail at one time or another, even quality surge protectors.
    But most of the time they turn a non-surviable incident (for your electronics), into a survivable one. *Smile



    /edit

    I apologize for being snarky. But you really need to do some REAL research on quality surge protectors and UPS systems.


    I mean I can find loads of people online that seriously believe the world is flat. Even otherwise intelligent people.
    You can't trust absolutely everything you read on the internet.
     
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