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Leaving a computer ON and fire hazards...prevention?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharky, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    I am setting up a home security system which requires the computer be ON at all times. I am concerned about fire hazards from leaving a computer on. Is an UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY device the way to go? I just found out such an item exists.

    (i think this was the best forum category to place this question)
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    If you plan on leaving the computer on 24/7 then YES you better have an UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY - and a GOOD one!
     
  3. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    they prevent fires? or greatly reduces them? how can i evaluate a good one, name brand? I plan on leaving the computer on about 7 hours a day ...maybe for 3 days at times, once or twice a year.

    i am seeing a number of new home security items coming on the market where one leaves a computer on in the home and a motion detector device(when activated) will actually send an email to a another remote computer or a cell phone..including a live or still picture. I planning on buying one,however the computer ON and fire hazard questions concern me.

    thanks for replying
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Having a computer on 24/7 is not a fire hazard.
     
  5. CouchMaster

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    ANYTHING electrical left on 24/7 IS a potential fire hazard! Computers might be low on the list but they're still there.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    I would not consider a quality system much of a fire hazard. If you used cheap parts in the system then maybe however even then it is not something I would worry about.
     
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