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Safe to Use Surge Protector With Desktop and Monitor?

3 minutes ago, funrelax said:

I am getting into PC gaming and was wondering if it was safe to plug my gaming desktop (with a 650W PSU) and my gaming monitor into a surge protector. Would it draw too much power or would it be fine? I am looking to protect my desktop and monitor from power surges. 

It will be fine. They're usually rated in joules... getting one that's 400-600 joules is usually enough. If you want the best protection a backup battery UPS would be what you need!

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I am getting into PC gaming and was wondering if it was safe to plug my gaming desktop (with a 650W PSU) and my gaming monitor into a surge protector. Would it draw too much power or would it be fine? I am looking to protect my desktop and monitor from power surges. 

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It is safe.


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3 minutes ago, funrelax said:

I am getting into PC gaming and was wondering if it was safe to plug my gaming desktop (with a 650W PSU) and my gaming monitor into a surge protector. Would it draw too much power or would it be fine? I am looking to protect my desktop and monitor from power surges. 

It will be fine. They're usually rated in joules... getting one that's 400-600 joules is usually enough. If you want the best protection a backup battery UPS would be what you need!


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13 hours ago, funrelax said:

I am getting into PC gaming and was wondering if it was safe to plug my gaming desktop (with a 650W PSU) and my gaming monitor into a surge protector. Would it draw too much power or would it be fine? I am looking to protect my desktop and monitor from power surges. 

Yeah.  As long as you don't start using the switch on the surge strip to start turning your shit on and off at night.

 

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2 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

Yeah.  As long as you don't start using the switch on the surge strip to start turning your shit on and off at night.

 

You mean I shouldn't turn my PC off by flipping the breaker switch to my desk area?


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37 minutes ago, Alexsolo said:

You mean I shouldn't turn my PC off by flipping the breaker switch to my desk area?

Unless you want to slowly kill your PSU with inrush current.

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4 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

Yeah.  As long as you don't start using the switch on the surge strip to start turning your shit on and off at night.

 

Don't psus themselves have surge protectors (transient filter)?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, 17030644 said:

Don't psus themselves have surge protectors (transient filter)?

 

 

Not all of them.  Only better PSUs.  And they're not "self healing".  When the MOV inside the PSU blows, that's it.

 

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1 minute ago, jonnyGURU said:

Not all of them.  Only better PSUs.  And they're not "self healing".  When the MOV inside the PSU blows, that's it.

 

I think only very crappy psus don't have surge protection but since op doesn't specify what psu he has I guess it's best to go with a surge supressor

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