Should I buy a surge protector for my 13" MBP?

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  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Does the included 60W MagSafe Power Adapter provide some sort of surge protection?

    If not, then, might it be a good idea to buy surge protection?
    If so I'm considering getting a Belkin Mini Surge Protector. Would that be fine for my laptop?

    Thanks
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Consider going one step further and get a battery backup. That will protect your computer from brownouts and blackouts as well as surges :)
     
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean?


    I need something that's portable though. Don't see that many options. Wouldn't the laptop's battery already provide backup?
     
  4. brandon.8602 macrumors member

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    The backup battery wouldn't need to be portable as you probably wouldn't have to worry about many blackouts on the go.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already have one of those large, bulky, heavy battery backups at home.
    So I'm just looking for a surge protector. Is that Belkin Mini Surge Protector the best one out there? (for laptops...MBP)
     
  6. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    I would definitely buy a surge protector as it is just another way to protect your investment. Radio shack also has a small surge protector with their own brand in which I am using with no problems.
     
  7. Pillar macrumors 6502

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    yes on surge protector and make sure your outlets are grounded. none of the outlets in my room were grounded, i found this out today via "not grounded" light on my recently purchased surge protecter. so i ran extension cord to my room for my computer/lcd hookups :(:)
     
  8. chuckm1020 macrumors regular

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    Surge Protector yes. UPS you dont need with a laptop. I have done alot of research on this. The battery on the laptop acts as a UPS if you have a brownout. so no point.
     

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