Universal power supply question

By cigarman
Oct 16, 2015
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  1. I have a 6-outlet UPS. 3 outlets run from the battery and the other 3 have surge protection only. My question is this: In the event of a power surge (from lightening or whatever) would the battery-run outlets provide even greater protection from a surge than the surge-only outlets or is this not the case?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    UPS is Uninterruptible Power Supply, not Universal. A Universal PS can take 120 or 240 volts as inputs.

    The Battery connections ADD the protection of loosing power as well as surge protection.
    Place the 'valuable equipment' on the battery slots and the other stuff on the surge protection outlets.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,714   +3,695

    The battery run outlets are independent circuits, not pass through like the surge protection circuit. You would have greater protection from the battery run circuit.

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