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Thank you Liz. 

Linda
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On Aug 10, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Liz Lockett wrote:

> Linda, for our big PCs and microscopes we use APC Battery backups. I'd recommend buying at least a medium size. At least $200. The problems is that an small to medium UPS is not going protect you in a direct lightening strike to the house. Your best bet there is a power conditioner on the panel with an auto trip feature. If you just want time to shut down and a bit of surge suppression then just a battery.
> If your really not sure APC is a great company with good customer service so you can call them and ask what they'd recommend.
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> On Aug 10, 2016 4:21 PM, "Linda Feltner" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ah, the Power!!!!! Yeah, until lightning strikes! 
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> I've been a bit mind-blown trying to research battery backup and surge protection systems.
> TMI....to say the least.
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> Amelia said she uses an APC Smart-UPS 750VA Tower UPS. 
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> I am looking at ones around $100, however. 
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> What I am finding in the descriptions, is that some say the battery preserves the backup ability for 3-5 minutes until you can properly shut down your computer (that is if you're there in the office, eh?). Some say they have 4 outlets for "battery" and 4 outlets for "surge", Why isn't there both?
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> Does anyone have any advice?
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> Best,
> Linda
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