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iMac - UPS.. what do you do?


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Ok.. need some advice here on what YOU do with your UPS... I have several month old iMac (20 inch) and bought a triplite UPS/Surge protector for it.. I bought it mostly because we have a lot of "power surges" in our neighborhood.. Power will go out for 1/2 second.. it was enough to cause my old PC to shutdown, reboot, etc.. Anyway this is what I got for the Mac...

http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...productID=3071

This evening my wife says to me "you need to shut down parallels when you leave because I don't want to have to shut that program down when I shut the computer off when it storms or the power surges"..

Anyway, I was under the understanding that with the UPS you don't need to shut the thing down for storms, surges, etc.. Am I putting too much faith in this thing, or are they really just designed to protect the computer when you are not there to do it?

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i'd say anything short of a really severe lightening storm should be fine. of course that's just playing the odds. any lightening strike could hit your equipment if properly placed.

if it is a jolt through the wiring, a surge protector should do the job. normal surges and dips/brownouts and blackouts should be capably handled by any decent UPS without having to shut down the equipemt attached.


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forgot to say, did you register the UPS? most companies will reimburse you up to a certain pre-determined dollar amount if your equipment gets fried while under their protection.

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