Over the past two months in the Brisbane area, we have had several storms and some electrical storms. I have noticed an influx of computers that have been storm damaged due to a power surge/spikes.
I have noticed on all the computer jobs that I have done the power boards people are using say they are surge protected but in 100% of cases, they are not adequate to stop a surge or power spike from destroying their computers. The $5 power boards from Big W are just not built to protect your electronics.
Fortunately, my customers have had the right insurance coverage and the insurance companies have replaced the damaged computers.
There is, however, a preventative solution and it’s not an expensive one either.
UPS stands for “Uninterrupted Power Supply” a device that provides battery backup when the electrical power fails or drops to an unacceptable voltage level. Small UPS systems provide power for a few minutes; enough to power down the computer in an orderly manner, while larger systems have enough battery for several hours.
The price for a UPS start at around $135.00 which is not much more than surge protection boards, this is also a lot cheaper than a new computer and potential loss of all your data and photographs.
Contact me at Brisbane IT Guru https://brisbaneitguru.com.au/index.php/contact-us if you have questions.