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Imagine if your blown power supply had been part of a medical life support system or a military command/control setup.

In my view, the blown power supply blew because it was over 9 ears old, and not because of any incoming problems with the line voltage. It appears that four electrolytic capacitors picked just then to die when the power was applied. My main power panel has a whole-house surge protector in it, and the APC SmartUPS2200 has some serious surge protection in it as well. The only thing that might have saved that computer would have been redundant poser supplies, and the box did not have room for more, and the mother board would not have accepted them.

Also, no computer of mine is involved ina vital circuit situation, so I would not have gotten redundant power supplies or redundant computers anyway. I would have needed a natural-gas powered generator, something I am considering getting as I really did not enjoy no heat, no hot water, no stove, and no freezer, during that week.
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