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    Default Surge protection.

    Hi all...

    If I bought a good PSU with a good Active PFC and other kind of protections like Enermax or Corsair, may I avoid to buy an UPS to protect my PC?

    Ok a blackout may powerdown my PC without UPS, but is a good PSU able to protect PC from surge and other relative problem?

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    No, PSUs are not designed to handle power surges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    No, PSUs are not designed to handle power surges.
    Enermax got surge protection.
    Is there some other PSUs with surge protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblantipodi View Post
    Enermax got surge protection.
    Is there some other PSUs with surge protection?
    Any decent PSU has an MOV in its transient filter to deal with surges.

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    thanks elledan.

    enermax advertise this
    Industry-leading octuple protection circuitry of OCP, OVP, AC UVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP & SIP.

    other brand doesn't advertise such much protections.
    what does this sigla means?

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    Surge protection is on the AC, input side of the PS. The octuple protection is mostly on the DC output side of the PS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blivit4 View Post
    Surge protection is on the AC, input side of the PS. The octuple protection is mostly on the DC output side of the PS.
    ok this is sure but what does it means all that protections?
    what they are used for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblantipodi View Post
    ok this is sure but what does it means all that protections?
    what they are used for?
    OCP = over current protection
    OVP = over voltage protection
    AC UVP = AC under voltage prot.
    DC UVP = DC under voltage prot.
    OPP = over power protection
    OTP = over temperature prot.
    SCP = short circuit prot.
    SIP = surge and inrush protection

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    Right. SIP means that there is proper transient protection, but most quality PSU's have this.

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