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A Dead Router

Yeah unfortunately my router had become a victim of sudden thunder and lighting. Few days back this sudden huge thunder happened out of nowhere resulting this. This must be the third router I lost coz of lighting. Now I'm back using my old router which is had become a brick. You can't reset it or change settings or anything. and to make it worse it even got a virus. But I have to live with this one till I get another one.

Recently I had to buy a UPS because we are having some too frequent fluctuations in electricity and those 1 minute power outs becoming kinda normal thing. So I decided to buy a UPS before it mess my hard disk. Got a PROLiNK PRO700C unit which is not expensive.

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An UPS is a good investment not only for the computer and related items but also for other electronics like TVs (especially those flat screens) and gaming systems.
UPS not only great surge protection but also protection from voltage drops (brownouts).
standready on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:54 pm
Well I thought we can use these UPS for anything from computer devices to other things like Aquariums, televisions etc but the manual says must not connect laser printers or scanners to UPS and also there a list of other devices like medical equipments, microwave ovens or vacuum cleaners etc.

Any UPS is ready in work. There were several fluctuations and short power failures which it has taken care of.
dude_xyx on Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:39 am
UPS manufacturers do not want the responsibility for life that is why no medical equipment that should be connected to a generator.
Microwaves and vacuums take a lot of power to operate and would quickly drain an UPS battery. So do laser printers and scanners.

I have a whole house surge protector mounted in my main electrical panel to protect the house from incoming line surges and UPS on my computer and entertainment unit
standready on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:05 pm
These days you can buy those plug outlet sets with Surge Protection too. Good one cost around $50 or more here. But I thinking about buying one. It should be a good investment too I guess. Smile
dude_xyx on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:26 am
I bought a UPS several years ago.
It did prevent the damage might caused by the blackout 2 or 3 times.
However, its battery damaged in 2 year, and the battery is not included in the warranty.
Changing the battery costs almost the same amount of money to buy a new UPS device.
I finally decide not to buy a new battery nor a new UPS.
rx9876 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:35 am
Well UPS batteries doesn't last very long. My first UPS lasted around four years before battery decided to die. Then replacement battery only lasted bit more than two years. But still It's a must have if you have too many power downs and fluctuations in your area.
dude_xyx on Tue May 05, 2015 7:10 pm
I've never had this issue. I think thunderstorms used to be worse when we were kids and it was a fear that there would be a surge and something would blow up. Usually my parents and my sister would run about unplugging things. It just because less of an issue for whatever reason and so far nothing has happened to any of my toys. I mean, I don't quite understand how the flow of power here is different in an apartment building compared to a home. I'm using to the power coming into the home and into the fuse box and then off to all the outlets and switches. I know the power comes up to my unit and does the same but wouldn't it have to come into the apartment building and then divide up to all the units? /ramble
TheGremlyn on Sun May 31, 2015 3:15 pm

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