At its core, a UPS is a battery that sits between the mains power supply and your equipment. When the power drops out, the battery is there to keep your gear running long enough to save your work and shut it down normally. Read more
Every year, as Christmas approaches, we see an influx of PCs, modems, and other equipment killed by power surges. It is that time of year again, so to head off some of the issues, I thought a timely reminder in order.
When a burst of energy is dumped into the grid, a surge results and the voltage at your power point will jump up above the normal 240V. When the voltage moves above the level that your equipment is designed to handle, damage results. Read more
Fortunately, we do tend to agree that paying less in electricity bills is a good thing and for the most part leaving our wallets a little heavier also results in less environmental damage.
Lets consider how our use of computing systems can save us a few dollars, and perhaps also reduce the chance of our grandkids surfing lessons being relocated to Ayres Rock. Read more