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Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:42 pm

Hello,

Which do you think is better value electronics, a power cube or a powerboard?


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Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:42 am

i prefer everything about power cubes! i have two atm. they save space plus their usb ports mean no searching for one of those chargers.


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Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 pm

The major difference is that powercubes offer no surge suppression or protection - not ideal for expensive equipment. Otherwise the compactness of a powercube is excellent.



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Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:35 pm

miajane wrote:
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i prefer everything about power cubes! i have two atm. they save space plus their usb ports mean no searching for one of those chargers.
I agree and adapter consume valuable room. Even entering the next power socket space.



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The major difference is that powercubes offer no surge suppression or protection - not ideal for expensive equipment. Otherwise the compactness of a powercube is excellent.
Is it the same as normal power socket, without electric surge protection?


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madhavi madan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:35 pm
miajane wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:42 am
i prefer everything about power cubes! i have two atm. they save space plus their usb ports mean no searching for one of those chargers.
I agree and adapter consume valuable room. Even entering the next power socket space.
oh yes thick chargers. at least they’re not as popular anymore


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datsgucci wrote:
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The major difference is that powercubes offer no surge suppression or protection - not ideal for expensive equipment. Otherwise the compactness of a powercube is excellent.
Gee Whiz. Surge protection is basic.


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madhavi madan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 pm
datsgucci wrote:
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The major difference is that powercubes offer no surge suppression or protection - not ideal for expensive equipment. Otherwise the compactness of a powercube is excellent.
Is it the same as normal power socket, without electric surge protection?
Yes, however the more sensitive of microprocessors should be connected to a surge protector of a decent rating. Note that not all surge protectors are rated equal; higher joule ratings offer better protection against larger surges. You should select a unit with at least 2000 joules for decent protection.

Over time surge protectors do fail and require replacement after voltage spikes. This is why it's important to select one with an indicator light that specifies when the internal metal oxide varistors (MOVs) fail. This occurs when they're exposed to voltages well beyond their rated values.

Inexpensive protectors can trip long after the voltage has spiked effectively damaging the connected device(s) regardless. That's why you need equipment rated with a response time of less than one nanosecond.



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Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:04 pm

datsgucci wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:46 am
madhavi madan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 pm
datsgucci wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 pm
The major difference is that powercubes offer no surge suppression or protection - not ideal for expensive equipment. Otherwise the compactness of a powercube is excellent.
Is it the same as normal power socket, without electric surge protection?
Yes, however the more sensitive of microprocessors should be connected to a surge protector of a decent rating. Note that not all surge protectors are rated equal; higher joule ratings offer better protection against larger surges. You should select a unit with at least 2000 joules for decent protection.

Over time surge protectors do fail and require replacement after voltage spikes. This is why it's important to select one with an indicator light that specifies when the internal metal oxide varistors (MOVs) fail. This occurs when they're exposed to voltages well beyond their rated values.

Inexpensive protectors can trip long after the voltage has spiked effectively damaging the connected device(s) regardless. That's why you need equipment rated with a response time of less than one nanosecond.
Ok. Thank you.
Must my computer be linked to surge protection?
Do you recommend Targus powerboard for my purchase?

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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 pm

Have you thought of having both? Besides, you'll always have the right one handy for the size you need. Power boards have way more slots for plugs.


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Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:28 am

makeupbyjenna wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Have you thought of having both? Besides, you'll always have the right one handy for the size you need. Power boards have way more slots for plugs.
Because I trouble to spend the money on a powerboard, it may as well have the extra protection from voltage rises. Powercube is without protection.


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