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Best surge protector

Post by milkman » July 20, 2017, 10:30 pm

I've got one called Power Max now, and more or less hate it. My computer keeps signaling it's low on power, even though it looks plugged in. So I'd like to find another - and from Big C to JIB there only seems to be one brand- and it looks junky, like the one I've got. Anyone know where they sell LOTS of different brands? Like Hubble- I LOVED my Hubble, but just can't find it anymore. They say Udon's got everything, if you just know where to look. Can you help me?

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by vincemunday » July 20, 2017, 11:24 pm

Did you try looking in Landmark?
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by vincemunday » July 20, 2017, 11:28 pm

There's quite a few on Lazada too
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by pf-flyer » July 21, 2017, 6:53 am

I managed a Server room with Dell Power Edge Rack Servers that were connected to UPS's. If power surges are your main concern, A UPS ( Uninterruptible Power Supply ) would be a solution. A good UPS Provides Protection from power surges, power outages and Power Sags. If your computer is connect to a UPS and your computer is signaling that it is low on power then your UPS may not supplying enough power to your computer. A UPS has a output power rating in KVA. You need to select an UPS that has a KVA output rating that exceeds the load that you have attached to it. The best UPS that I was able to find so far and purchase was on the 3rd floor at Landmark Plaza.
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by goodison » July 21, 2017, 7:30 am

This has been a bone of contention for me for the nearly 40 years I've been in Thailand. The ones I have had have been heavy duty but only last a few years. My latest is sitting idle in the corner of my den, awaiting a replacement. It's much too heavy/bulky to use as a paper-weight. Any recommendations as to make and model of a UPS. would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. As you say, they are an essential item given the unreliability of the local power supply, especially in the monsoon season.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by marcudon » July 21, 2017, 8:24 am

Invadeit based in hua hin. Great website (farang company), high quality products. Quick delivery. I ordered 3 times there. Reliable.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by pf-flyer » July 21, 2017, 8:45 am

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This has been a bone of contention for me for the nearly 40 years I've been in Thailand. The ones I have had have been heavy duty but only last a few years. My latest is sitting idle in the corner of my den, awaiting a replacement. It's much too heavy/bulky to use as a paper-weight. Any recommendations as to make and model of a UPS. would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. As you say, they are an essential item given the unreliability of the local power supply, especially in the monsoon season.
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I agree. I live in a village of 300. Every time somebody in the village does some welding my UPS will be clicking in and out just like it is sending out Morris code. Unfortunately replacing the batteries is one of the down sides of having a UPS. Batteries are expensive. Replacing UPS batteries is a lot cheaper and less of a hassle then replacing a Computer power supply of the entire computer. If you choose to use a UPS you will always have to deal with the expense of changing the batteries no mater the quality of your UPS.
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by Marcosteffano » July 21, 2017, 9:38 am

Uniteruptable power supply is needed on all expensive electrical equipment.cause by brownouts that lead to tv power supply boards burning out,remote sensors on the tv,hdmi connections.fans end up running on 1 speed only.its a drop in power as well as surge in power that leads to damage.i have 4 around the property and constantly hear beeps from them when the power is interrupted.they come in handy for when the power is out as we keep our wifi/router on one and can carry on as normal.dont bother with surge protectors as any extension cable plugs into the back and the ups does that job.got mine from landmark half way down the left hand side from where you walk in on the computer level.1,750 reconditioned units with a 12 guarantee.a lot cheaper than a repair in tv,computer.check that it's output is a plug connection as some have a kettle type output.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by mickojak » July 21, 2017, 10:28 am

I run a Belkin surge protection board, (Lazada), before my UPS, then my computer off that.
Surge protection board cheaper to replace if lightning strike than UPS.
All works well where I am.
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by tamada » July 21, 2017, 10:37 am

mickojak wrote:
July 21, 2017, 10:28 am
I run a Belkin surge protection board, (Lazada), before my UPS, then my computer off that.
Surge protection board cheaper to replace if lightning strike than UPS.
All works well where I am.
Mick
If there's any single thing that the local farang can do to improve the safety and quality of life in Udon is to replace all those rubbish, Chinese made power outlets with Belkins. The come in a variety of outlet counts, take pretty much any plug known to man WITHOUT an adapter and come in differing power lead lengths. I have been using them exclusively for over 6 years and never had to replace any of them.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by milkman » July 21, 2017, 4:42 pm

Thanks to all who've written so far. A couple of things: Hubble, which I thought was so wonderful, when I looked at it, I see it was just a cheap orange extension cord- with no surge protector at all!

I looked up Belkin at Lazada: http://www.lazada.co.th/belkin/?q=belki ... dView&fs=1 Even the most expensive models (910 baht) had only one shut off switch- not one for each outlet. My junky Power Max has a shut off switch for each outlet, and I wonder if that's important?

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by milkman » July 21, 2017, 4:57 pm

I just went to http://www.invadeit.co.th/search/surge-protector/, and see that they mostly sell Belkin surge protectors. Seems like the most popular one is 100 baht more than on Lazada. All their surge protectors only have one on/ off switch too. Is that important, or should I go to Landmark and try to find one with individual on/off switches? Plus I'll have to buy another one for my TV now I know Hubble hasn't been providing surge protection all these years, just looking good.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by mickojak » July 21, 2017, 5:34 pm

No big deal.
If you want to turn individual ones off, just pull that plug out :lol:
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Re: Best surge protector

Post by Marcosteffano » July 21, 2017, 8:24 pm

mickojak wrote:
July 21, 2017, 10:28 am
I run a Belkin surge protection board, (Lazada), before my UPS, then my computer off that.
Surge protection board cheaper to replace if lightning strike than UPS.
All works well where I am.
Mick
I thought a ups was a surge protector too.

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Re: Best surge protector

Post by mickojak » July 22, 2017, 4:50 am

It is, but nothing will protect a lightning strike except another sacrificial piece of equipment before it.
Hence the belkin first.
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