Surge Protector

  mdshamilton 12:35 11 May 2004

Wickes used to sell single socket surge protectors for £3.49. Apparently they no longer sell them. Can anyone recommend where I should buy a cheap surge protector for my PC? I live near Twickenham and in the past 12 months we've had 3 power cuts, so I think it's important to protect my new PC.


  MichelleC 12:56 11 May 2004

Homebase sells them, and maybe Curry's et al.

  wee eddie 14:05 11 May 2004

What you need is a UPS.

This will allow you to close down when the lights go out. They also guarantee a clean power supply at the same time.

Unfortunately they are not cheap £80.00 or so for an inexpensive one.

  spuds 14:26 11 May 2004

Try Argos or Index. Some surge protectors have an additional surge connection for your telephone,and the cost extra is very little more.

  byfordr 14:47 11 May 2004

The Belkin ones aren't expensive...including points for your telephone and arial £22 for 8 socket one.

Prices start about £8 for 1 socket surge, £9 for 4 socket surge.

click here


  mdshamilton 09:23 14 May 2004

I've ordered a Belkin surge protector from

  €dstowe 11:13 14 May 2004

I know this is a late contribution but safety - including surge protectors - is not an area where cheapness is advisable if, indeed, it is advisable anywhere.

With items which you could be trusting your life with are concerned, buy the best available.

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