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Protect your Mac with a Surge Protector or UPS

3/14/18

If you have a desktop Mac setup at home, you may have it plugged directly into the wall outlet behind your desk. This can actually be a major, unnecessary risk to your precious hardware. Power surges and lightning strikes can pass from power lines or your house’s wiring to your wall outlets, and they can do significant, permanent damage to your computer.

Thankfully, the solution to this issue does not have to be expensive. You can use a surge protector or a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to prevent a power surge from damaging your Mac. A quality surge protector can act as a safeguard between your computer and the power grid - protecting your computer from a harmful power surge.

The better of the two options, though, is a UPS. This device combines a surge protector with a battery designed to keep your computer running long enough for you to save your work and shut everything down safely if the power goes out.

If you’re interesting in finding a UPS that works for your setup, or have any other Mac needs - Call Macs on Demand today! (301) 718-0822

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