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I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this question.


I have just a few electronics components including a TV, audio, and computer components that I want to protect from power surges. Do I need to have a power conditioner or console like Belkin's pureAv or someone elses. Can you let me know if this is a neccessity to prevent damage? If so, which are the ones I should be looking at to purchase?


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I think that the agreement on the board is that if you have good power most of the time, then you really don't need the conditioner, but go with a UPS system instead.


This UPS battery backup will not only stop surges, but will also allow you to power down your equipment in case of a power failure. You could also get a conditioner and UPS in a single unit, but expect to pay more for that.


I bought an APC UPS and conditioner in one component that works very well for me.
 

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Liebert GXT2 for UPS. APC SmartUPS is probably #2.
 

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Originally Posted by Targus /forum/post/0


How does a battery stop a surge, if neither the battery nor the invertor are even in the circuit most of the time?

Liebert GXT2 and I believe also APC SmartUPS are online UPS.
 

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Best value by far: Belkin PF60. Under $200 brand new if you look in the right places online.


If you have crappy power in your house, it will make a difference. If you have good wiring, these things will do nothing for you. So basically, I agree with what was said above.


I'm buying a PF60.
 

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You don't need a perfect sine wave, but it depends on how good/bad a stepped sine wave is for it to be acceptable.


Check Ebay for GXT2's. They're really quite good...
 

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I just bought a Tripplite Smart Pro 1000 LCD and am very happy with it. Much cheaper than the comparable APC products.

Is this unit loud? I was looking at some APC products but they had a fan in them and were rated at 45db. I don't see a db rating for the Tripplite. The picture makes it look like it doesn't have a fan so it may be silent.
 

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Originally Posted by Gravitom /forum/post/9490933


Is this unit loud? I was looking at some APC products but they had a fan in them and were rated at 45db. I don't see a db rating for the Tripplite. The picture makes it look like it doesn't have a fan so it may be silent.

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