Does a UPS/surge protector need to be turned on to protect your gear?
November 11, 2006 10:31 PM Subscribe
I got into a debate the other day with my boss, who is absolutely anal-retentive about everything power related (to the point where he scolds me for leaving fluorescent lights turned on if I'm not using the room).
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I have my workstation and all of it's associated peripherals plugged into a Belkin battery backup/surge protector
. When I leave the office every day, I find it much more convinient to turn off everything at the Belkin with the push of a single button. My boss, however, is of the mind that the UPs should ALWAYS be on, or else the gear that's plugged into it isn't being protected.
I see the logic in this, but I can't find any proof that it's actually true. The one thing I do know is that it's a big pain in the ass to turn off everything one by one with thier respective power switches, as I have to get under my workstation on my hands and knees in order to turn off some of them.
So, who's right here?