I don't recall how much it cost, but I remember we had out utility
(BGE) come out and do it at my last house. I think it was $50-100
dollars but i could be wrong. We had to have the service upgraded
several hundred watts at that house because of all the new gadgets.
Fortunatly that upgrade is free.
Yeah, that's what I meant. I have 4 double outlets above my work
bench. One is connected to a toggle. I used to have a beltsander
and a double grinding wheel that had no switches, just plugged into
the wall, and I used the toggle to control them. But I only had one
switch so eventually I put a surface-mount on each tool. I don't need
the toggle for those tools now, but I still use it for other things.
And I have another double outlet to the right of the bench near the
light switch for the room. That outlet is connected to the light
switch so when I turn off the lights the radio goes off too.
(btw, if your newsreader does automatic quoting, it would enable me to
know if a question is directed to me, or what "it" refers to in the
Someone probably said what I a about to say already.
Even in 21st century modern houshold, overloading the crcuit is not
recommend. Beside, if you are a computer user, you must be aware of
surge protector, etc. These days, people UPS (Uninterruptible Power
Supply) that prevents the computer form shutting down abruptly in case
of power oputage. UPS checks the load also.
Do not connect printer to UPS, only PC, sound system, monitor, modem
should be connected to UPS. Belkin and PAC are populra brands. There
are many different ones. You have to determine how much watage level or
Amperage you want. I have Belkin 900 VA. I am not a game perosn but I
don't think you would want to play game on back up power supply anyway.
So get soemthign just enought to protect your PC so that it wouold
initiate shutting down properly in case of electrical troubles.
I have 5-6 PCs/notebooks networked on 3 levels of house, fax, home
theater. etc. As long as I remember nothing got damaged by power line in
years. All our utility is underground if that matters.
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