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Thunderstruck Anonymous 16/07/31(Sun)20:45 No. 22140 ID: 6b9abe
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So, apparantly thunder struck down in the area I live in, I had pulled out all the equiepment from the outlets, except for my router because I forgot. Should I be worried something might have been damaged or would it have shown by now? The router is connected to a switch and two computers. Everythning seems to be working fine but im kinda worried since the ligthning apparantly broke stuff for other people. Also do surge protectors really work if lighning strucks? Maybe I should consider buying some.


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Thunderstruck 16/07/31(Sun)23:31 No. 22142 ID: 6b9abe

>>22141
So just to be clear; if I have all of my equipment connected to surgers, theres no need to unplug anything in case of a thunderstorm?


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Anonymous 16/08/01(Mon)11:40 No. 22143 ID: 6f6f6a

I never unplug anything for storms but I have everything worthwhile connected to UPSes, while the rest is connected to surge suppressors. I'm talking fans, clock radios, that kind of shit. Anything that actually costs money is connected to a UPS so it can not just suppress the surges but completely clean the power - brownout, blackout? No fucking problem.

Just be sure you actually buy surge suppressors and not power strips.

Also, how the fuck is it 2016 and you don't have a surge suppressor. Power companies provide bad power? Who the fuck knew? Your AC or refrigerator turning off creates surges? Who the fuck knew?


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Thunderstruck 16/08/01(Mon)11:46 No. 22144 ID: 6b9abe

>>22143
I never thought about these kinds of things until I recently moved to my own place. I actually have a UPS that was given to me, but I dont have any cables and have no idea how to use it. Its an APC 650.


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Anonymous 16/09/09(Fri)00:10 No. 22170 ID: 1bbee6

Consider upgrading your electrical service panel so that it protects your house from surges.

Surge protectors are fine but they wear out. The service panel upgrade is really expensive but you can get your insurance to help mitigate it


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Anonymous 18/04/15(Sun)21:02 No. 22544 ID: 84326b

>>22143
a decent UPS is great for stable power, but rarely is it actually "CLEAN" power. it'll probably even tell you on the back that it's output has an amount of harmonic distortion to it.

if what you plug in has its own switching power supply (smaller AC adapter [not the larger heavy ones that use a transformer], computer, etc), then it should be fine, but anything that actually requires a proper 60hz/50hz sine-wave like an AC motor or something might suffer.

here's a guy talking technical about the UPS mention here >>22144 I believe:
https://www.halfgaar.net/apc-ups-cs-650-review

tl;dr
need need actual clean power? have to get an actual line conditioner.


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Anonymous 18/04/16(Mon)12:47 No. 22545 ID: a870df

>>22544
Back-UPS models work the way he describes.

Smart-UPS models always run off the battery. Think line conditioner on steroids.

The downside is that if your power company is shit you will end up replacing the batteries every couple years, because every power event gets either sent to or pulled from the battery.

The upside is they're lead acid batteries that can be bought everywhere and not just from APC. Find a local battery store and the likelihood is they'll either have your battery in stock or you can special order it for 50% or less of what APC would charge.



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