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Thread: Belkin Launches New Range of Power Protection Devices




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    Belkin has launched new additions to its growing range of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solutions in Australia.

    There are many types of power disturbances that can wreak havoc for consumers and businesses. UPS devices play an invisible, yet important role in minimising the damage potentially harmful power surges or failures
    can cause, such as lost data or loss of revenue. One of the leading
    causes of data loss is power failure, dirty power and unexpected surges. Other incidents such as storms, fires, network outages also contribute to these occurances - such as the devastating effect recent bushfires in Australia had on many businesses.

    UPS devices provide businesses with peace of mind, knowing that valuable company information and data assets have a level of protection and business continuity is assured even during a power blackout.

    If you would like more information about Belkin's new products, or would like a sample product to test/review, please don't hesitate to contact us. Regards Lannette Porter Novelli 02 9463 7600 (See attached file: Belkin Universal UPS 800VA (F6C800-UNV).jpg)

    New UPS Range Boosts Belkin's Offering in the Power Protection Market

    Belkin Launches 800, 1000 and 1200 VA Range for SMB Customers

    (Gosford, NSW) ? 8 May 2003 ? Belkin, the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and connectivity solutions has introduced its next generation
    of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) products. Designed to meet the
    growth needs of the SOHO/SMB business environment, these devices are designed to protect vital business data and equipment against potentially destructive lightning, surges, spikes, sags, brownouts, and other power
    disturbances. The 800 VA is available in Australia currently and the 1000
    and 1200VA will be shipping in June 2003.

    The new 800VA line offer 45minutes of backup time, provides 450 Watts of power, 420 Joules of surge protection, and comes with an unparalleled
    $150,000 Connected Equipment Warranty (RRP$599.95). The 1,000VA unit
    features 75 minutes of backup time, provides 550 Watts of power, 420 Joules of surge protection, and comes with a $250,000 Connected Equipment Warranty (RRP$699.95), and the 1,200VA unit features 100 minutes of backup time, provides 670 Watts of power, 420 Joules of surge protection, and comes with a $500,000 Connected Equipment Warranty (RRP$799.95)

    Universal UPS Features:
    4-Outlets - grounds AC power through 4 surge-protected outlets, 2 of
    which provide battery backup
    Combination USB & RS232 (Serial) Ports - offers faster communication
    through USB or RS232 port, along with expandability and easy installation.
    Sentry Bulldog Plus Shutdown Software - manages your UPS units over
    your Local Area Network (LAN), and sends emergency alerts via email, pager, or SkyTel telecommunication device.
    Phone, Fax, Modem, Network Port - safeguards telecommunications with
    RJ45 port for the user's telephone (1 in, 1 out), fax, modem, network
    Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) - offers you higher-level power
    protection, provides "clean" power, and regulates both surges and dips in power
    Data Recovery Warranty
    3-Year Product Warranty

    All models are compatible with all Windows operating systems, including Windows XP.

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    Here is the Biggest mis-nomer (false advertising) about UPS and surge suppressor products.

    Most (99.99%) electical problems that these devices eliminate, would not cause harm to your PC, even if you were using no surge device at all.

    However, if lightning strikes a power pole within a 6 - 12 block radius of you, you are in deep sh*t, NO MATTER what you are using.

    A year and a half ago lightning hit a power pole in a nearby town, and blew out EVERY ELECTICAL DEVICE plugged in, in a 4 Block radius. EVEN if it was turned OFF. The only reason I know of this is because a local ABC TV station was in that 4 block radius and was down for a few days until they were able to plug in and set up their old backup equipment.

    Here are the facts. If lightning bolt has the potential to ARC miles at a time, and still have the force to blast trees into bits, and start them on fire, then NOTHING ANY COMPANY can put in your power strip will protect you. The ONLY protection is to unplug your computer, and leave the plug a few feet from the outlet. No electical potential will exist in your plug, and therefore if your neighborhood is hit, there will be nothing drawing the lightning to arc to your power strip plug (hopefully)

    My point is this: Don't spend alot on surge suppressor's because they have little effect, ever. And the insurance you see advertized on the box, is NOTHING compared with the hours you have invested into your hard drive. Sure you might get a new computer, but all your stuff is gone, and if your me, that stuff is worth WAY THE HECK more than my computer.

    UPS's are a good idea, BUT if you follow my suggestion and unplug your PC during a lightning storm, you will unlikely see the power go out for any other reason, rendering a UPS useless.

    Lightning only strikes the United States 20 million times per year, which statistically figures out to roughly one strike in your 4 block radius every 2 years, now that is affected by a number of factors, many tall trees, or hills will reduce the chance that it will hit a power pole near you. You might be in an area that gets much higher than average lightning, or lower than average... Remember, the only lighning we care about is that that hits power poles, so you're looking at odds of roughly once every 20 years... the closer, and the bigger the bolt, the worse. But anything that will do Much damage, will do alot of damage.

    To sum it all up: If you get hit close by, unplugging your stuff is the ONLY hope you have. No device will even slow it down the tinyest bit.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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