AC Power Protection?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jerry1, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. jerry1 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Okay, so my first Mac (iMac) purchase is drawing oh so near!

    What does everyone use (if anything) to protect your investment from power problems such as (surges, brown-outs, black-outs, etc...)?

    Just wondering. Not sure yet if I will go with a simple surge protector or a UPS.

  2. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    I always use a UPS. Primarily for keeping my system safe from any surge. I just don't trust a surge protector. Also, you get the benefit of your system not coming down for any brief power outages. (I keep mine on 24x7).

    Considering how reasonably you can find a decent UPS today, I so no reason to use anything else.
  3. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    I recommend an APC-brand UPS. Even the cheaper models would be better than nothing, but as far as I'm concerned the longer the battery time the better.

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