vipejc Posted September 15, 2011 Share Posted September 15, 2011 (edited) Does any computer hardware (motherboard, CPU or RAM) have built-in power protection (brownouts, surges, spikes or blackouts)? Also, is it true that UPSes - specifically standby UPSes - only protect against data loss, but not hardware damage? I've read countless idiotic posts by "master" electricians on the subject. The manufacturers swear all UPSes protect data AND hardware, which I believe is true, because a good UPS has integrated surge protection; switches to battery in milliseconds when AC power becomes unsafe; and keeps the computer on when a blackout strikes, but what do you think? Edited September 15, 2011 by vipejc Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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