Those walmart surge protectors aren't really surge protectors, they might have a fuse but most are just outlet multipliers. I have all the computers/routers/modems/NAS on APC brand UPSs. If the power outage is local, the modem/router one will keep the wifi up for a few hours. Running 2 600 or 650 sized ones for wife's work laptop and one for the router and NAS and a 1500 for my computer and the security cameras. Think I get a hour, hour and a half on the cameras before they'll lose power if I turn the PC off fast enough.I bought an 18wheeler load of tinfoil......GTG lol
I’m thinking it’ll be a valuable addition to my place as I’ve had 2 lightning strikes in the last 3yrs. Both of which fried one DVD player,two TVs and a modem both times. Every through those Walmart surge protectors I bought after the first time.
I have an APC 1200 voltage regulator in addition to UPSes. All the power to my bedroom electronics (TV, Roku, router) is filtered through the voltage regulator.Anyone running a credible and quality UPS box can track the history of their incoming line voltage fluctuations - "spikes" and "sags" - if their UPS hardware has the often included monitoring/tracking software to load onto your desktop/laptop... for which in turn said desktop/laptop must be sourcing electrical power from the UPS box.
Had a GF a few yrs back who was struck by lightning 3 different times. She was a tuff old *****, and one of the most talented horse people I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. Would never have dreamed that one of my horses would have killed her, but it happened. RIP Rebecca.