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dale-bevins 12-18-2013 09:38 AM

Out Of Town
 
I'm going to be away from my home for 3 1/2 months and was wondering if i should unplug (shut off power) to all my computer equipment. I have Imac, TimeCapsule, Frontier modem and battery backup. Looking for some advice.

Raz0rEdge 12-18-2013 09:41 AM

Welcome to Mac-Forums.

Yes, it is wise to turn off and unplug all of your electronic equipment if you're going away for extended periods. Depending on your location, you might get power glitches that can short/damage your equipment unless you have surge protectors or UPS' to protect them all.

dale-bevins 12-18-2013 09:50 AM

I do have a UPS (Battery Backup/Surge Protection) that all me equipment is plugged into.

Raz0rEdge 12-18-2013 09:54 AM

That's good protection, so it might only be necessary to turn the equipment off, not necessarily to unplug it if you want to rely solely on the protection the UPS/surge protection provides..

When I go on extended vacations, I just unplug everything from the wall..

XJ-linux 12-18-2013 10:06 AM

Tougher for a fire to start or things to get fried with everything unplugged. What is the upside to leaving everything plugged in for 3 months unattended? There are some excellent reasons like remote access and whatnot...

pigoo3 12-18-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dale-bevins (Post 1557238)
I'm going to be away from my home for 3 1/2 months and was wondering if i should unplug (shut off power) to all my computer equipment. I have Imac, TimeCapsule, Frontier modem and battery backup. Looking for some advice.

Pulling a few plugs is easy...just do it!:)

- Nick

harryb2448 12-18-2013 04:22 PM

One word answer - definitely!

TattooedMac 12-18-2013 07:35 PM

Save a tree or 2 in Power

MacInWin 12-20-2013 11:57 AM

Unplug it. Surge protectors only work to a limited extent. A good air gap (unplugged) is thousands of times better than a surge protector. I would even unplug the UPSs, to protect them as well.

chscag 12-20-2013 01:47 PM

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I would even unplug the UPSs, to protect them as well.
Yep, a lightning strike can take out an UPS or mess it up to the point where it will no longer function properly.


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