Surge protection for macbook / macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Am3822, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Has someone bought a surge protector for their portable? I have used this product for my thinkpad, but I don't know if there is a similar product compatible with Apple's power connector.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    Save money. Unplug it!
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Wow, so not helpful...Anyone know? I would be interested as well.
     
  4. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    Pretty much any surge protector will do... I haven't found a difference between name brand and el-cheapo surge protectors. I prefer the name brand ones though because they usually have additional plugs for ethernet, cable, etc.

    A full UPS is not needed for obvious reasons... laptops have their own built in battery.
     
  5. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

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    i'd like to bump this thread, i'm looking for one too and a compact one that would work on both 110v and 220v outlets :) help would be most appreciated :)
     
  6. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    None of these work at 220V, but they are compact:
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=124922
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=124911
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=400738
    I have the first one.

    Any regular 220V surge protector can also be used on 110V, but it won't protect your equipment from surges between 110 and 220V (which should be OK for a universal input power adapter, but would not be OK for something designed to operate only at 110V).
     

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