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    I live in California where they are talking of possible rolling blackouts. Our power could be shut off at any time.

    If I have my computer on and this should happen, what would be the best thing to do?
    Turn the power off at the computer and unplug from wall?
    What do you suggest?

    Thanks

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    That couldn't hurt... do you have a surge protector? Those are very useful.

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    Buy a UPS, mine will run my computers and lights for around 30 minutes

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    Thanks

    Yhea I have a surge protector.
    Guess I'll just pull the plug if and when it happens to be on the safe side.

    Brew

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    Make certain you have a good surge protector, of course.

    But that doesn't protect you *one bit* from low voltage conditions -- which, especially on older systems with less sophisticated power supplies, can be damaging.

    This is a really a case where a UPS with undervoltage regulation is a very good idea.

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    Originally posted by mkaufman
    Buy a UPS, mine will run my computers and lights for around 30 minutes
    Your lights? you sure thats not a generator...

    btw, thats called a brownout when the power goes under, not out. its a blackout when it goes out, and a surge when it goes over, i think...


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