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    Uninterruptable Power Supply

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    How often do power outtages/surges occur? I was looking @ the UPSs and they're so heavy..
    Does anyone have one they'd like to sell?

    On a similar note, anyone selling a printer?

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    I had one, but I ended up selling it. With laptops, I don't think it's as necessary as with desktops. (Since laptops have battery power when the power goes out) Definitely invest in a GOOD surge protector. The problem comes not when the power is out, but when the power comes back IN (be it via generator or the grid). When the power comes back in, surges are likely, and will thus ruin computers (or AC adapters). (My AC adapter was zapped during Med 1 - and I had Dr. A look at it).

    Power outages can be frequent, sometimes a few times a week, but at other times, days can go by without one. The campus and dorms have generators, so that's a positive.

    In summary: I don't think a UPS is necessary, but rather, invest in a good surge protector.
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    thanks conway!

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