will surge protector protect my pc from power outages ?

june047

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power outage is almost daily in my place .. causes my pc to shut off , i usually play games or youtube .. i cant afford a ups , will a surge protector do the job ?
 

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The power going off does not damage your computer but may corrupt data if being written to a HDD at the time.
It is the power coming back on that can cause damage as there is usually a strong surge as it happens.
The minimum protection you need is a surge protector or unplug the PC when the power goes off and then plug it in again when it is restored.
 

makkem

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Hi
No the surge protector will only protect your PC from power surges when the power is restored.
UPS have a battery and circuitry which is used to provide power for a short time while surge protectors do not and is why a UPS is more expensive.
 

june047

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thanks
do power outages damage computers ? do i really need a ups ?
 

makkem

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The power going off does not damage your computer but may corrupt data if being written to a HDD at the time.
It is the power coming back on that can cause damage as there is usually a strong surge as it happens.
The minimum protection you need is a surge protector or unplug the PC when the power goes off and then plug it in again when it is restored.
 

june047

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thank you :)
 

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