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Protecting your computers during the rainy season

by: Mon Peter I. Damiles | 08 Jul, 2015 15:59:01

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We are now on the season where rains are starting to fall. It is now time where we need to bring our umbrellas and our jackets to protect ourselves. But did you know that computer needs to be protected too? Most of you might wonder why, how and is it even necessary?

In this article, I will be explaining why your computer needs to be protected during this rainy season.

During the hot weather, it is very common to experience overheating computers due to the fact that it is very hot outside. Overheating may not be a problem anymore but there might be new issues that might occur and below would be some of them.

Power outages - During the rainy season, it is very common to experience power interruptions or outages. The said outages might cause problems to your computer due to electric spikes. The best way to prevent this kind of problem is to have a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) or an AVR (Automatic voltage regulator). With the said devices, electricity would still be normal even after brownouts or fluctuations. If you are using a UPS, it could still hold the power for a couple of minutes depending on the kind... of UPS that you are using but when you are only using an AVR, it could only protect you from electric surges but it would not be able to give you extra minutes of power.

Humidity - When it rains, humidity is high and can cause rust not just to your case but also to the internal components of your computer. The best thing that you could do is to place your computers on a location where it is dry and humidity level is also low.

Lightning / Thunderstorms - There would be times that lightning and thunderstorms are present and we are not sure what would happen. There are instances that lightning strikes which could also cause problems. The best way to avoid this is to prevent using your computers or even your laptops for the meantime. Letting the weather calm down would not just let your computer rest but it would also prevent risks.

We are not sure on what might happen during the rainy season. It might cause flooded streets, strong winds that could bring down trees or can even cause power issues. It is always better to be on the safe side rather than to risk.

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