by Willy - 12/28/12 6:39 AM
In Reply to: Re: Checkout... by Juspink000
FYI- While providing some protection against electrical overloads or "surges/spikes" on the AC line they also provide fire protection. The arcing and sparking that could result if an "open circuit" doesn't happen which basic protection provides up to a certain point(rating) and/or becomes grounded(re-routed). On top of all this, it may provide that only ONCE! as the protection has been used up or defeated and if still running is at typical basic AC operation, thus "unprotected" mode. All depends on the grade or level of surge protection and/or degree of what's provided besides surge protection.
Since a PC runs at 5v and 12V, anything above that is bound to cause issues. So, even a 50V spike or 50,000V hit should produce negative results. What this boils down to, is the end result, of all devices protected, there is no fire, devices get saved and/or more are up and running after a spike or hit. PCs are weak links as it doesn't take much to bring it down. Take my advice an get another surge protector and look for better joule rating. On top of that, use singular surge protector to attached at AC cord/or wall themselves even before the strip type protector.
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