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ardouronerous
January 11th, 2016, 03:25 PM
I realize this is not a Ubuntu specific question, I didn't know where else to ask this, but since this is a hardware question, I decided to post it here.

Here's the LED TV I'm planning on getting;

Sharp LC-32LE155M.
http://www.sharp.ph/img/product/led/LC-32LE155M.jpg


32" WXGA (1366x768 pixels)
Direct LED Backlight
Low Power Consumption (45W) Photo Frame Mode
Super Eco Mode (save up to 30%)
1- HDMI, High Sensitivity Tuner
USBx1 (Video/Photo/Music)
Antenna Booster
1-Headphone Jack
Lightning Surge protection


Where I live, we sometimes have get frequent power fluctuations and power outages, can I use a CVR (Computer Voltage Regulator) to protect it from power surges? I've looked into AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator), and they look bulky, taking up too much space, and just too expensive.

SeijiSensei
January 11th, 2016, 03:43 PM
Is an "AVR" the same thing as an uninterruptible power supply? If your electricity is that unstable, I'd consider buying a UPS. Here's one that is not much more expensive than a good "surge protector:" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F83K83645. You can use it protect your computer and other peripherals (though not laser printers) as well.

ardouronerous
January 11th, 2016, 03:55 PM
Is an "AVR" the same thing as an uninterruptible power supply? If your electricity is that unstable, I'd consider buying a UPS. Here's one that is not much more expensive than a good "surge protector:" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F83K83645. You can use it protect your computer and other peripherals (though not laser printers) as well.

http://acehardware.ph/product_images/x/872/31004470b__01559_std.jpg

Automatic Voltage Regulator

Our electricity isn't that unstable though, but power outages happen once or twice a month and sometimes fluctuation do occur, sometimes one or twice a month or never.

Since I don't live in the USA, ordering online isn't an option and that UPS looks expensive, I've converted the currency, it's too expensive.

Is it possible to use a CVR for my purpose? Doesn't that Lightning surge protection protect it from all sorts of surges anyway?