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Old 07-07-2019, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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My grandparents in Puerto Rico always leave their gas range unplugged, preferring to light the hobs with matches. They fear the dirty electric grid will harm their gas range. The only time they plug it in is when they use the oven.

I wonder, is this the norm in Puerto Rico? I know my grandfather has went through a few computer power supplies already and a few motherboards.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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My grandparents in Puerto Rico always leave their gas range unplugged, preferring to light the hobs with matches. They fear the dirty electric grid will harm their gas range. The only time they plug it in is when they use the oven.

I wonder, is this the norm in Puerto Rico? I know my grandfather has went through a few computer power supplies already and a few motherboards.
I know people in Puerto Rico who unplug their computers from the outlet whenever they aren't actually using it for fear of the components being fried by a power surge.

Since Hurricane Maria my family has had to replace surge protectors about 3 times ... for all devices: computers, TVs, refrigerators, etc.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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No, it is not the norm in PR.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I know people in Puerto Rico who unplug their computers from the outlet whenever they aren't actually using it for fear of the components being fried by a power surge.

Since Hurricane Maria my family has had to replace surge protectors about 3 times ... for all devices: computers, TVs, refrigerators, etc.
Too bad Amazon can't ship uninterruptible power supplies to Puerto Rico. Many newer PC power supplies are Active PFC, which require pure sine wave output, and only select types of UPS can output that.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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I remember the air conditioner turning off in the middle of the night, making me jump out of bed and run to turn off my PC before the power came back. It was frustrating...
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Old 04-28-2020, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Also, one downside of repeatedly unplugging a desktop PC is that it will drastically shorten the life of the CMOS battery that keeps the RTC running. When a PC is plugged and the power supply is switched on but the computer is off, the RTC runs on a trickle current from the power supply's 5VSB rail. When you completely shut off power, the RTC will have to rely on the CMOS battery.

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Old 04-28-2020, 07:36 PM
 
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...Or if the PC is old enough, it'd run down the battery that helps maintain the BIOS settings in CMOS, thereby making it redetecting all its peripheral hardware on startup or just giving up and throwing up an error basically saying "I can't do it" and not booting. This is in addition to the aging nonreplaceable lithium batteries potted into the Dallas RTC devices that were so ubiquitous until maybe 20 years ago.

Ask me how I know this.

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