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Wireless Router Outlet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gracie44, Mar 7, 2015.

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  1. Gracie44

    Gracie44 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have determined that my wireless router is affected by being plugged into the same electrical circuit as my refrigerator/freezer. The router works fine when plugged into other outlets. It drops daily when plugged into the refrigerator/freezer outlet. The location of the router in all tests remained the same. To avoid using extension cords into my Dining room, is anyone aware of a device that can sit between the router plug and outlet that could eliminate this "momentary voltage drop"? Thanks.
     
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    Gracie44 Thread Starter

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    Forgot to mention that I am using a surge protector but that doesn't help.
     
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    Surge protectors only protect against power spikes....surges. Line conditioners come in a couple of flavors. Some just do basic filtering, surge protection, and brown out protection (voltage sags). These units basically shut down the power to the components plugged in during a severe voltage dip or can provide temporary supplementation of voltage to get the power feed back up to specs.

    But the easiest thing for you to do is to purchase a UPS (uninterruptable power supply). UPS' do surge and brown out protection. The good ones will use the standby power in the battery to supplement power sags. Although UPS' are typically used to provide power to components for a short duration during a power outage, they're also good to help out with the situation you're describing.
     
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    zx10guy,
    Really appreciate the info. Thanks!
     
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