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Surge Protector for PDU and Servers

I am going to be attaching my gear in this order: 20 amp outlet => Surge Protector => PDU => servers. My current PDU says in the manual "does not provide surge or line noise protection". I have been ...
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Troubleshooting unusual server room power issue. (Suspected power surges or spikes) [closed]

We have been experiencing a very strange problem in our new office's server room across all the power outlets. Specifically, when all the equipment is up and running (i.e. the air conditioning ...
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TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run

I have a long Ethernet run (about 280 ft/85 m) that goes through a conduit between two buildings. On each end, I have an APC Ethernet surge protector that is grounded to the main ground for each ...
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Using an “AV” power conditioner with servers

We have render servers that don't need to be on battery backup but we'd like to protect from power surges and being under-powered. I came across this power conditioner which will block surges and ...
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Available EMP protection devices?

This weekend there was a solar CME warning that finally had no perceptible impact. However, I was wondering what could be done to mitigate the effects in case a large one took place. Are there any ...
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Should pcs be unplugged before restoring power

We have an upcoming scheduled power outage for maintenance. UPS protects our servers. But it has been suggested that all PCs should be unplugged to prevent damage from power surges when power is ...
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Surge Protection for Servers not Connected to UPS

For servers or network switches not protected by UPS, is there any product to guard against power surges / spikes? Power conditioners available seem to be for home /audio video usage. Was looking at ...
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Placing UPS in front of STS; Connecting Dual PSU to same PDU

The site has 2 x 16A @ 230V, each server/SAN has dual PSU set up. Options: 1) [2 x 16A] ---> [1 x STS or ATS]----> [1 xUPS]---->[2 x PDU]----->[DUAL PSU] As can be seen the server is actually ...
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Surge Protection For Roving Staff - Ethernet Protection Required?

We have staff who travel all over the world to places such as Rwanda, DRC using laptops. Currently they use Notebook Travel Surge Protectors. Some of our offices have been hit by lightning - and this ...
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Plugging Surge Protectors into UPS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: UPS and power strip interactions? I have heard that plugging a server into a surge protector (cheapo power strip) is not good. Is this accurate? For instance: Server ...
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Does a separate NIC protect other components (MB, etc.) from electrical surge?

Is this true or just a trick used by hardware salesmen?
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Belkin F5C350 rackmount surge suppressor audible alarm - why?

I picked up a used Belkin F5C350 and do not have a manual. I can not find one online, and Belkin is having trouble finding one. When I turn on the power switch, and loud piercing alarm sounds, and ...
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Sysadmin in the Developing World: What are the differences between various kinds of power protection?

Hello I'm an ICT (InfoComTech) US Peace Corps volunteer deep in Tanzania who has the task of managing and advising concerning our college's two SunFire Sun Ray Servers and Dell Proxy server (on 2 ...
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Anti surge protection

Great site - my first posting! I support a number of small business for all things computing. I protect the servers with APC Smart-UPS 1000. The do just what they were bought to do. However, I dont ...
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How much signal loss does a typical coaxial surge protector cause?

I'd like to connect equipment to a coaxial surge protector. Is it needed for a properly grounded coaxial cable? How much attenuation does a typical coaxial surge protector cause over the range of ...