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Power surges, outages or lightening strikes can be detrimental to electronics such as your DSL modem, router and computer. Green Mountain Access recommends proper surge protection for these devices. A DSL rated surge protector will suffice in most cases, but if your area is prone to power surges or outages, a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) may be a better option for you.

What’s the difference?

A surge protector stops a power surge from hitting your electronics, but if you are working on your computer at the time of the surge or outage, once power is lost, you will lose your work.

A UPS also protects your electronics from electrical surges, but it has a built-in battery back up so even after power is lost your computer will be running off of the battery, allowing you to save any work and shut down your computer properly.

If you have any questions about protection for your computer or related devices, please feel free to call Tech Support at 888-321-0815.