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....we have the odd power cut but usually just a blip and very rarely more than five minutes.
Which should be a warning to amber2746!
Sensitive electronic gadgetry - computers, satellite receivers, DVD players, etc., etc. do not take kindly to this type of electrical failure. While a generator is probably not a requirement, UPS backup for things such as these is almost mandatory here. _________________ Graeme
Joined: May 01, 2005 Posts: 1670 Location: Guadalhorce Valley, Málaga
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:57 pm Post subject:
Not to mention the frequent spikes and brown-outs. I have seven UPSes around the place and they more than earn their keep. I also have a generator which kicks in when the power fails but, as Personal-CD says, a UPS is much more of a must-have.
In the event of a power cut the better UPSes will do a controlled shut-down of your computer before the battery runs out.
How much does a simple UPS cost? -- I could probably do with one when I charge my laptop when in Spain (even though the laptop is normally turned off when I charge it). _________________ Low lie the fields of Athenry
UPS approx € 60 / 80.ºº suggest don't bother bringing them with you because they may be cheaper - when you have put the adaptors in to take spanish plugs you lose some of the other sockets because of the overhang on the adapters.
Buy local with a longer warranty than the UK ones is another reason.
I think I meant 'surge protector' rather than UPS -- I guess power spikes / surges coule affect a laptop when it is being charged or being used with the ac adaptor?? _________________ Low lie the fields of Athenry
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