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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphone joe, Jan 23, 2017.
Should I plug my MacBook Pro into a surge protector? If so which one do you recommend? Thanks.
Yes. Doesn't matter. 99% of the are fine.
My entire desk setup is plugged into an APC UPS which also acts as a surge protector. Not sure if it's absolutely needed, but I prefer to do so.
So you think any decent one on Amazon would be OK?
Just make sure it has been rated by UL, and you should be good. Since the MacBook Pro already has an internal battery, an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) is a bit overkill.
https://www.amazon.com/Surge-101/b?ie=UTF8&node=10529927011 For some more advice. Amazon has a good write-up on this.
Thank You!!! they recommend between 1,000-2,000 joules for a laptop.
A UPS is overkill for a laptop, but I mainly use it to power my DSL/cable router, wifi access point, switch and other gimmicks. Then again, it depends on how reliable power is in your area.
Agreed. I have a UPS for all the hard drives I have in my home server. If you've got the space for a laptop plug, sure, but if not, don't spend the extra cash. That's all I was pointing out ☺️
Surge protected my abode, all plugs, whoever possible. Had one incident a few years back with a massive power surge. Dealing with my insurance, electric company, home repair, device replacement, etc... was an event I will do all I can to minimize going forward.
You never know what else may get plugged in tomorrow. Cheap insurance.