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Computer Tip – What is your computer power cord plugged into?

If you have no surge strip or a surge strip older than 5 years, you should read below.

Power quality & reliability to our business or home wall outlets is better all the time.  However, with recent lightning & storms, have any of you lost power or seen your lights flicker?

It is advisable for your computers, big screen TVs, & other expensive electronic equipment to have a good quality surge strip!  NOTE – this does not just mean a $5 multiple outlet strip you buy at the hardware store!  A good surge strip will sacrifice itself to save your computer/electronics if a power surge or lightning strike happens.  Surge strip protection degrades over time, so every 5 years or so, you should consider replacing your surge strip.

UPS – Un-interruptable Power Supply or in simple terms a battery backup can also keep your computer running if power drops.  Most UPS’s also have surge capability built in.  UPS pricing is more affordable than it has ever been.

About the Author:

Ray Bowyer, Computer Consultant lives & works in the Boise, Idaho area & provides computer desktop & laptop repair, training, problem solving, computer networking, & virus removal for Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell & other Treasure Valley Idaho area small businesses, home offices & home computer users. Phone: (208) 631-7527. Email: . Mailing Address: 1740 E. Fairview Ave., # 305, Meridian, ID 83642. Computer Repair & Services - Boise Idaho - Meridian Idaho. "Reducing computer frustration one problem at a time by providing computer TLC(Technical Loving Care)!"

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