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Electrical Considerations for a Computer Network

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When you are using more than one computer in one area, whether it is at home or at work, it is a good idea to have a network created for them. The following is a brief look at some of the most important electrical considerations.

Think ahead

Whether you are designing out your computer network for home or at the office, for your network to be efficient for as long as possible it is important that you are thinking ahead in relation to its electrical needs. If your family probably will grow, or if you’re planning for your small business to get quite a bit larger, keep these upcoming projections in mind when planning your network and its electrical elements.

Surge protection

One of the greatest dangers to your computer network is a spike in electricity, which can burn  expensive computer equipment like a shot and leave your entire network damaged. To ensure all your computer equipment will be safe, talk to your local electrical services about investing in surge protection for your network, as this can easily end up saving you a lot of money.


By investing in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), you can defend your network against a sudden crash due to power shortages, and whether there is a blackout or just a dip in power, your backup supply will secure your computer network and all that important data will survive. Your UPS will boot in the instant your regular power supplies drop, and you will be able to save and shut down everything without losing important files.

Avoid overloading circuits

Whether you are setting up your network for a home office or at a commercial premises, be aware of how much energy you will be draining with your several computers and devices. Overcharging your circuits by attempting to draw too much energy can lead to power failure, as well as cost you time and money, so take your electrical settings seriously.

You can attempt to find out for yourself what your circuit capacities are, along with the power requirements for all your equipment; otherwise, talk to your local electrician about the best way to set up your computer network.


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