Well, we’ve had our first Storm for the season and while it didn’t stay for long it surely didn’t need to as it caused a significant amount of damage in the surrounding areas of Bundaberg.
Did you happen to lose power at home or work? Hopefully, you weren’t completing uni assignments or entering expenses in for the business on the computer because you may have lost that information and had to start over again.
While we didn’t have a lot of lightning strikes directly in Bundaberg we ourselves did witness some big ones around the CBD area. Lighting strikes and electronics don’t go well together lightning strikes that cause the power to trip or go out can damage electronic equipment to the point where it cannot be repaired.
Having your electronic equipment such as TVs, Desktop Computers, internet modems/routers, Mobile Phones etc directly plugged into a PowerPoint without a surge protector can be bad news for that equipment.
Depending on the brand that you wish to purchase it may have one outlet to simply protect your TV or multiple outlets to service your computers, mobile phones, and other devices. Ones such as pictured above will protect a number of devices and depending on how much you spend brand names such as Belkin will also come with insurance and cover costs for any damages to devices.
if you’re looking for a solution to provide you with time to save documents or to be able to use your computer for an additional amount of time when storms first come you may be looking to purchase a UPS. Essitonally a UPS is a sealed battery that stores energy for when the main power supply coming from your house or office is interrupted. Depending on the size of the UPS you purchase it can give you enough time to safely power down devices or give you enough power to stay online that little while longer.
Bundaberg IT Solutions can perform a FREE onsite analysis to give you a quote on the correct UPS system for your home or office. Rather than walking into a shop and just purchasing a device off the shelf get the expert solution and only buy the device to do the job right the first time. For further information click here to be taken to our contact page.