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Comparison of Power Protection Methods
The table below compares the different power protection options, showing the approximate amount of protection each offers against common power problems. The protection levels shown are typical, but depend very much on the individual device.
Note: The ratings for all
UPS types assume that the unit incorporates surge suppression and filtering capabilities,
since most quality ones do. If the UPS does not, then the protection level for surges and
lightning strikes will drop to pretty much the same levels for those problem types as
listed under "No Protection".
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