Advice on surge protectors?

  square eyes 01:35 13 Aug 2003

It's the time of year for the odd thunder storm and i have no surge protector. My pc is under a year old and a strike would be bad.

Do you recommend i have one?
how much should i spend on one?
I have a modem but hopefully am looking to upgrade to BB or similar.

Any advice would be very aprreciated.

Square eyes
p.s. Surprised that pc's dont have there own internal protection device,

  Djohn 01:46 13 Aug 2003

Yep! highly recommend, you can get a surge or spike in both the power-line or the phone line, even without a storm. Go for a good quality one that includes modem protection as well.

Between £20.00 and £30.00 should get you a protector that comes with insurance, covering you for damage. Belkin is one of several good names to look for. j.

  Eastender 01:49 13 Aug 2003

Have a lok at Maplins click here

  Djohn 01:56 13 Aug 2003

Yep! pretty much the same as the one I have! same price as well. j.

  square eyes 04:54 13 Aug 2003

Yes, i have seen similar in pc world up to £40 that garuntees u for something like 100.000 as long as they are in bussiness ( which worries me a little), but i'll go 4 that.
many thanks

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