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Thread: Which surge protector do you use?

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    I have the Monster MP PC800RP (http://www.monstercable.com/power/pr...er.asp?pin=595) which seems to be so far so good.

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    The white one that cost me like $4 at Office Depot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    The white one that cost me like $4 at Office Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    The white one that cost me like $4 at Office Depot.
    Well now that I think about it, my battery backup doubles as a surge protector.

    I have the cheap white one plugged in to the battery backup to give me more plugs.

    "Double-bagged" for ultimate protection.



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    Qi Bao Brand Golden Surge Protector.

    It's what my thing says, I brought it straight from da motherland, been working flawlessly for over 6 years now I think it was 15 Yen or something which is like $2 CAD. $1.5 USD and free for UK money.
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    Yeah I use a like 6 buck pos that i got from some office store. I don't see the point in getting any better, in my like 5 years of having it on multiple setups ive never once had a problem so yeah.
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    I don't have one.
    When I built my basement is my room I setup 2 receptacles next to eachother for my PC so I wouldn't ever need extra plugs.
    Plus now all I have plugged in are my monitor and pc anyway, the printer, etc. are with the older pc.

    Besides if there is a surge my pc would be fried but everything else in the house (furnace, water heater, air conditioner, fridge, tvs, etc) would be fried too. If anything my parents should just buy whole-house surge protectors.

    http://www.smarthome.com/4839.html $120 offers more protection than the $50 monster surge protector and protects the whole home.
    Last edited by tesco; 04-06-2007 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    If you guys are actually serious about your computers then buy a battery backup (UPS) for your PC. If your PC gets surged once while plugged into the surge protector then it's fine but the plug is no longer secure. Surge protectors only last one surge per socket. If your computer suffers a surge or two with out a surge protector or battery, then it's fucked

    Btw, Monster is over priced, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy View Post
    Btw, Monster is over priced, IMHO.
    Everything that hold the "Monster" name is ridiculously priced, I know. I was running a cheapy like ten dollar surge protector and though I'd upgrade. It was either the monster or something by "APC".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy View Post
    If you guys are actually serious about your computers then buy a battery backup (UPS) for your PC. If your PC gets surged once while plugged into the surge protector then it's fine but the plug is no longer secure. Surge protectors only last one surge per socket. If your computer suffers a surge or two with out a surge protector or battery, then it's fucked
    Sorry, that's simply not true.

    Imagine for a second that it were true. Is there any indicator that there's been a surge? No, so anyone who suffered from a second surge would almost certainly have damaged equipment and could immediately make a claim from the manufacturers. It doesn't happen otherwise the makers would be out of business.

    You are probably thinking about the early lightning arresters - they were one time use devices, but they also behaved like a fuse so that after being tripped even the normal current did not pass through.
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