Power strip with surge protector

eee_xxx_oo14e702d4

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Hi,
I got this power strip with surge protection for 10 euro and im wondering whether I should use it or just plug the pc into the wall, i have 1000w BE QUIET PSU. What is your opinion?
 

Furna

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Hi,
I got this power strip with surge protection for 10 euro and im wondering whether I should use it or just plug the pc into the wall, i have 1000w BE QUIET PSU. What is your opinion?
I would open the power strip to check the overall quality and the fuse ...
Anyway a good PSU should be capable to protect your PC from over voltage and over current (and sure Be Quite is a good choice) as well to survive to such events ... now the point is: do you want to protect your PSU?
Also what about your other devices (i.e. the monitor) ... anyway a fuse more doesn' hurt ...
 

eee_xxx_oo14e702d4

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Well maybe better put is, could this power strip make things worse or worst case scenario is it wont do anything? I dont expect wonders from 10 euro strip. I dont have much knowledge about these things, always used cheap power strips and never cared.
 

Furna

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As I said a fuse more doesn't hurt ... unless it is not rated for the Amperage your PC and other peripherals (monitor etc etc) require.
In the worst case the fuse will burn and your PC will suffer a power loss ...
There are also cases where a low quality power strip (not fused) can take fire ... but I would say that kind of bad quality doesn't exist anymore on the planet.
 
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