Protecting your Equipment with an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

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What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) An Uninterruptible Power Supply (or UPS) is a piece of equipment designed to protect your computer in case of power failure.  It resembles a small, but surprisingly heavy box, and it replaces your multi-plug power bar.  It usually has both surge-protection outlets and battery-protected outlets.  In fact, it can act as a battery for your desktop computer for a few minutes during a power loss.  But mainly, it […]

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How to Find a Reliable Power Supply (PSU)

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The Power Supply Unit (PSU) Desktop computers Simply put, the Power Supply Unit or PSU is the power generator for your computer.  It converts the Alternative Current (AC) from the wall outlet into the a Direct Current (DC) required by all electronic components.  This process dissipates a lot of heat, so it needs proper and constant ventilation.  Most power supply actually fail when the cooling fan fails. The PSU is a bigger version of the […]