UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
When the power goes out does your machine stop. This is particularly bad for a desktop, servers, or routers as a laptop normally has an internal battery that can keep the machine running. They are not however protected if a power surge occurs when the power comes back on.
In Christchurch, particularly since the earthquakes we have seen a large increase in power related problems from expanding capacitors on main boards through to catastrophic hard drive failures.
UPS’s come in different configurations and price – we can help to advise on protection that best fits your needs.
PC Service Centre also recommends using power boards with spike and surge protection. Belkin also offer a warranty to a certain dollar value if your system is compromised by unstable power. Another tip is not to overload the power board with too many systems as a short in one can jump to another device.
The Liebert PSA is an economical, line-interactive, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that offers full-featured power protection for small office computers and electronic equipment. Liebert PSA offers unique features and extraordinary performance not normally found in similar products in this price range.
Liebert PSA provides up to five minutes of back-up time at full load — more than enough time to save work in progress and shut down the connected equipment. USB shutdown software and a USB cable are also included. The UPS offers six battery-backed outlets, and two surge-only outlets.
The Belkin 8 Outlet Surge Strip with 2.4A USB Charging, BSV804au2M offers extra outlets, power extension from wall outlets and protects valuable electronics from damaging power surges. This power surge protector safeguards your personal computer, printer, hard drives, modems and other hard-to-replace equipment against damage, data loss, file corruption, and system crashes.