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Other Is there a go-to budget surge protector for PCs and big ol' TVs?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oscy, 9 Jul 2020.

  1. oscy

    oscy Well-Known Member

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    My previous experience was a decade ago when, while my PC was running, the light on my surge protector / extension flickered for a couple seconds and buzzed and my PC turned off. My PSU was dead, so I guess the extension didn't do its job but the crappy PSU did.

    The other day I was putting my TV in my non-surge protected extension (no light) and the sockets turned off. Thankfully the extension was dead, not the TV, so I'm looking for a new one or two.

    Last time I looked this stuff up and got some numbers for joules, microseconds etc. I went to Wilko and not a single one met the requirements anyway. Haven't worried since.
     
  2. silk186

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    If you don't need a really long lead I would go with Belkin.
     
  3. oscy

    oscy Well-Known Member

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    How many joules, ms response and all that would I need for a gaming PC or a 42-inch plasma TV?
     

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