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Do you plug your PC into an outlet or surge protector?

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November 21, 2011 6:47:30 AM

Do you guys prefer to plug your PC directly into the wall or a surge protector?
November 21, 2011 7:09:45 AM

churry said:
Do you guys prefer to plug your PC directly into the wall or a surge protector?

surge protector.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2011 7:36:53 AM

You can get a decent surge protector for $30 which is well worth it considering that a desktop is your investment. I think all of us prefer to go with surge protector. A blackout is unlikely to happen, but *** happens and it's best to be safe than sorry. Get yourself a surge protector!
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November 21, 2011 12:54:09 PM

Thanks for the tip. With a 1000W PSU, would you suggest that I plug only the PC into the surge protector, or everything else like dual monitors, lamp, etc. or should I plug all of those in a surge protector connected to the second outlet?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2011 1:24:01 PM

Don't even think of plugging in your PC directly to the wall socket if you're in a developing country with routine power fluctuations. In that case, you should also consider getting an UPS.

Even if you're not, it definitely helps to use something like THIS - You can get almost anything and everything plugged into that. Just make sure that the total draw from the wall outlet doesn't exceed the 5A/15A/20A mark as the case may be (The standard depends on where you're at)
November 21, 2011 1:26:54 PM

calguyhunk said:
Don't even think of plugging in your PC directly to the wall socket if you're in a developing country with routine power fluctuations. In that case, you should also consider getting an UPS.

Even if you're not, it definitely helps to use something like THIS - You can get almost anything and everything plugged into that. Just make sure that the total draw from the wall outlet doesn't exceed the 5A/15A/20A mark as the case may be (The standard depends on where you're at)



I'm located in CA, USA...I think I'd be ok?
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