Hey everyone, we had a big power surge on our boat a couple weeks ago and ended up losing one of our computers because of it. The motherboard and processor got fried; luckily we managed to save the hard drive but we are now out one good machine. I don’t want this to happen again so we are now looking at backup power supply solutions. We get our electricity from the owner of where we are mooned and it surges with the local power. I was thinking of getting a battery backup for the computer and other electronics, most things don’t need lots of special care just the computers and fridge really. What can you all suggest to do; should I just get one of those APC battery backup things or would it be better to find some backup for the whole power supply? Thanks in advance!
So I have been talking to a lot of people about this and found out that APC/UPS battery backups are the best thing to have for your computer so that the computer stays on long enough for you to power it down properly. I also found out that they are really expensive ($150 at the local computer store) so I looked online as I always do and found someone selling virtually new battery backups on https://www.for-sale.ie/ups-battery and you can even buy new cells for a decent price on their if your backup starts to fail. Thanks for the help everyone, I hope this thread helps any others with the same issue.
If you are talking about a surge in the mains power supply, perhaps a simple surge protector such as https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/N130742W?from=category&heat=title which carries £50k equipment warranty and costs under £35 may be the way to go.
Do you mean there is a surge happened in the circuit of your power strip or power inverter when charging devices? If yes, you can get a surge protector that can protect your devices from surges.
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