Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:41 PM
A simple power strip even with an intregrated circuit breaker provides little to No Protection to your computer equipment from outside spikes.
One needs to use those that are noted as "surge protectors". Once again you get what you pay for in this realm.
One might also consider using surge protectors for phone lines connected to your computer system and on all other expensive electronic equiptment. (Check with your home/renters insurance provider. You'll be suprised at what they will not cover in such loses.)
I won't flog any particular brand name here. A simple google search on "surge protector" will bring you many results.
Using a surge protector, you'll be fine leaving all your equiptment plugged in to it.
And one can always just use the on/off switch on the strip, or pull it's plug as needed.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)