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Mindblower
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April 10, 2018 - 4:45 pm
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Reminder time once again for those using desktop computers. You should get yourself a Unlimited Power Supply (UPS for short). It is actually Limited Power Supply. ūüôā

Those using laptops are sort of protected for a power loss, since they run on internal batteries.

I bet most don't know or think of the worst time they can loss power? Windows up date times. Windows even gives you the information on the screen, do not turn your computer off.

Today I spent over half an hour waiting for the download and installation of files. And the computer required 2 reboots for the updates to take effect. You never know when a power interruption can take place. A UPS protects against surges and low voltage dips.

As for the type of UPS to get, you'll want one with software that can communicate with your computer via cable, and one with a run time of over half an hour, Mindblower!

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Seems I forgot to mention what should be protected and how. Most smart UPS units offer two types of outlets. One for battery backup (surge protection as well) and one for just surge protection.

Use the battery backup outlets for your computer, monitor, router and modem. This is what you really need to complete a task when the power goes down.

The surge protection outlets are for everything else like speakers and your printer (or multifunction unit). If you wish to provide added battery protection for the printer/multifunction unit because you want to avoid a paper jam or use it often to print large documents, then a separate UPS (without the same frills of power management) is ideal.

Remember: Protecting a motor driven unit on the same battery backup outlet as for you sensitive electronics is not recommended as the printer can send a spike into the protected side of your UPS (thus by-passing the protection you are seeking), Mindblower!

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Thankyou for this helful tip!

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My pleasure, Mindblower!

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