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2 Easy Ways To Back Up Your Battery And Surge Protection

2 Easy Ways To Back Up Your Battery And Surge Protection

Electronic devices are not cheap, so it is important to make sure that you use them safely. If you do not pay attention to the safety of electrical devices, then it can cost you a lot of money.

An electrical surge is a problem that can ruin your devices. To keep your devices, including computers, fax or printers, and other electronics safe, it is critical to have a backup for your battery and protection against these surges. Surge protection will ensure that your expensive equipment is protected in the case of an outage or downed power lines.

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There are several ways of creating a main battery backup and surge protector. There is an extensive range of surge protectors with a wide range of prices and each piece has different features to offer. It is not always easy to make the best choice while ensuring that the equipment is as good as the promises made by manufacturers. Here are some of the ways you can provide protection against electrical surges.

Standalone surge protectors

The function of a surge protector is to make sure that computers are safe from a power surge that may occur from a power source. These protectors work by transferring the excess voltage through the grounding wire of the device, keeping the surge from reaching the device. It makes sure that the device is only receiving the voltage which is essential for its functionality. It helps in making sure that the electronic devices last for a long time. Surge protectors are perfect for devices that don’t come with backup batteries, like a desktop.

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Protection against electrical storms:

While surge protectors will keep your devices safe from any electrical problems, they are not effective in keeping them safe against the intensity of electrical surges. The intensity of power caused by lightning is too much for standalone surge protectors. So, in the case of a storm, you should unplug your devices.

Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS)

A UPS is an excellent device for providing backup batteries. It allows the equipment to run for some time even if there is a power outage. It will keep your devices safe from a disruption of power. The backup battery starts its work once the main power is no longer working. It allows you to save your work before the device shuts off. Most UPS batteries come with a feature that allows them to automatically start the shutdown process. This saves you the trouble of going through a manual shut down. You can choose the best batteries from reliable sources such as Battery Clerk.

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The UPS comes with surge protection, which helps in providing protection against power spikes. It is an excellent way of keeping your devices and all of their components safe from any extensive damage. You can also make use of software to ensure that you do not lose important documents or data as the UPS is triggered.

In case of a power outage:

It is important to be prepared for any situation. If there is a power surge followed by an outage, then having a UPS will make sure that you keep things safe. If there is a voltage spike, then it will be redirected to the UPS, keeping the device safe.

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A UPS is not cheap, but it is worth the money as it offers a lot of excellent features. They cost more than surge protectors, but they also offer more advantages, including a surge protector as well as a backup battery.

UPS and surge protectors are both useful, but while making the choice you need to make sure that you take personal circumstances into consideration. You have to make sure that the system you choose is able to protect your system from any power fluctuations. A UPS may be expensive, but it offers more advantages, so if you have the budget, then make sure that you spend your money on the best protection possible. The UPS is a better choice if you have a bigger office. If you use your personal computer for work occasionally, then surge protectors are a good option.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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