For my computer,monitor, and cable modem, I have them protected with a APC UPS. Which will cover up to $50,000 if the UPS should fail.
1. Does anyone have $50,000 worth of stuff hooked up to one of these? (software does not count)
2. Ever read the fine print? (some companies require you to submit receipts for a claim) all items are replaced at a pro-rated value, not actual replacement costs. Quess what, this is electronics we are talking about after 1 year 50% value after 2 years about 25% 5 years it is considered scrap.
3. Computer, printers and PC speakers are worse most manufacturers are constantly changing specs and you will not get anything for software just the actual computer part. Is there a difference? check out the cost difference at Dell for wordperfct or one with office loaded.
How do I know? I am going through this with a small office( computer, printer, wireless access point etc and a commercial copier on brand A and personal computer with a Tripp lite internet office w/ battery b/u running a computer, printer, modem , pc speakers, router. Guess what the surge went through both! Anything older than 2 years they just about laugh at you. There idea for new is wholesale not retail. At over $100 for the tripp lite it failed, they sent a new unit and may charge me for it as well............... Thank God I have a replacement clause in my homeowners it is worth more than any of the multi outlet products that are supposed to catch surges, but usually just collect dust.