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    Question Battery back up

    I need a battery back up for my comp. If it gets even a little windy here, our power goes out.

    Which one do you suggest? Shoudn't be more then $150

    I am really thinking bout getting this one:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=...t=575&scat=577

    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...sktopUsage%2F#

    And how would i set it up? Would i plug the back up right into the wall socket then plug my surge protector into the back up??? Or would i just plug all my stuff straight into the backup? Or would i plug the back up into the surge protector??

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    UPS is usually a surge protector as well. As for where to plug the surge protector in at, in line before the battery back-up. That way it will protect all things plugged into the UPS.
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    So i would plug the battery back up into the surge protector?

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    Yep
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    Which is better, a back up that connects to a serial port or USB? Does it matter?

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    USB or serial shouldn't matter. the only data that goes acroos that cable is a few bytes notifying the monitoring software of the battery level and AC status.

    If you have the IRQ free to run a serial port, than that'll work, but if you need every last IRQ, use usb to keep every possible one free.
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