Please recomend a good surge protector for my new system

By flowerpower
Apr 20, 2007
  1. I need a quality surge protector to protect my system in case of an outage or another problem. I was thinking of picking up this Tripp Lite because it has a high joule rating:

    Someone told me that a surge suppressor should have a breaker built in, i can't tell if this one has it or not and i don't know how important it is to have it. Is this a good unit for my system or can someone recomend something better?
  2. Cyberbabe

    Cyberbabe TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Hi flowerpower :)

    I use a Belkin 8-Socket SurgeMaster Maximum Series with Telephone Protection > Here it works (i live on the edge of a big city and we do get surges) and its good to keep your system safe.
  3. flowerpower

    flowerpower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    Thanks for your answer! Do you or anyone happen to know what to look for in a surge suppressor, besides the high joule rating? If someone wants to recomend another quality surge protector please feel free to do so, i'd appreciate any responses.
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

  5. flowerpower

    flowerpower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    A little more than i want to spend, but if you say it is good may be i should pick it up. One question though, will a UPS protect my system like a surge ptotector? Lets say there is an outage, will it save my system?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I have 2 APC battery backup protection units - 800 and 850 watt.

    My original has seen me through numerous power surges and interruptions with flying colours. A side benefit is the voltage regulation and filters and the protection for ethernet/telephone links.

    Basically, it is like insurance. Depends on what your comp/data is worth I guess.

  7. flowerpower

    flowerpower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    I understand that it like insurance, but i obviously can't afford to spend that much, that's why i figured a surge suppressor would be sufficent, or possibly a low cost UPS like the one suggested by halo71. I don't get a lot of outages in my area, but it happens. Any other suggestions?
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