[rescue] Power question...

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Jan 13 08:22:45 CST 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 08:46:54AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> ?? It's plugged into the UPS!
> Sorry, this just seems like super-over-engineered-so-it-must-be-31337 
> type thinking on the part of the people that make and sell them.
> Every UPS I've seen protects from over-voltage just as well as 
> under-voltage, and probably will eat the spikes up, as long as it's not 
> the $100-on-sale-at-BestBuy model.

My setup looks like this:

wall --> APC SmartUPS 1000 -> APC power strip surge protector --> TV

However, the surge protectors in both the power strip and surge protector
are MOV-based.  I'm thinking of doing this:

wall -> Brickwall -> SmartUPS -> APC power strip -> TV

Overkill?  Probably, but cheaper than a new TV.


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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