I just had a lightning strike kill my modem yesterday, so now i have to use my phone to post back. Unlike my modem the pc is connected to a surge protector, so shouldn't that prevent lightning strikes from damaging my components. Do I need to get a UPS for that?
I realize this thread is closed.
While I agree nothing is 100% safe, the UPS will offer better protection with surges, voltage drops, lightning and obviously power outage. However, unless ALL of the input sources are protected you risk damage: Power, NIC, Cable, Modem, etc. Wow I haven't typed 'modem' in a very longtime
. Reputable companies (APC) also offer replacement cost protection if their product fails to protect you e.g. PC.