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Old 09-24-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Question Surge protector plus extension cord

I was wondering if there are any disadvantages/reasons why you wouldn't want to plug a computer into an extension cord and the extension cord into a surge protector rather than going straight to the surge protector?
Old 09-24-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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You need to have a heavy duty extension cord, rated the same amp or higher than
the UPS can handle. I'd stick with a short cord that's at least 16A, but it is always
best to go direct if you can. Your UPS should also have recommendations, if not a
booklet, then check their website. I always use APC.


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