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Old 03-23-12, 02:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Voltage stabilizers

I use UPSes on all my computer by habit.
One of the apartments I rented had a light post in front and my lights would dim every time it would turn ON or OFF (so twice a day). I've plugged my computers in UPSes ever since.
Those regularly beep even now that we moved in a more recent house. Voltages can drop when heavier appliances are turned ON on the same circuit. This can cause micro cuts and force the computer to reboot. I've not see any damage due to power fluctuation, but it would prevent that too.
A 1000VA UPS can be found around $100-150.
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