It is known that power failure, including power outage and surge, can damage our devices and data, like computer, laptop and phone, etc. Thus, it is greatly necessary to prepare them for an unexpected power failure. This post will share 5 tricks in this respect.
In the article – “How Can Power Failure Endanger Your Computer Data“, you can learn the most risks which power failure can be posed to your computer data. So, it is recommended for us to make some precaution to prepare all your machines and data for sudden power failures. Now, in the followings, we’ll expose 5 of the most effective precautions.
1. Regular Backup Anyway
First and foremost, it is extremely essential to persist in backing up all your data at regular intervals. For instance, you should periodically back up your computer data to an external hard drive or cloud. Only in this way, you can be immune from the concern about data loss. Just imagine such a case. If your computer crashed in the event of an unanticipated power surge and it cannot boot up any longer, you still can restore data from backups with ease, like to recover Outlook data from backed up PST files.
2. Keep Devices Connected to Surge Protectors
Relevant researches have proven that power surges can result in far more severe damage to the hardware than power outages. Therefore, it is highly suggested to give priority to preventing power surges instead of outages. Hence, you’re better off always plugging your devices into surge protectors, rather than directly into wall.
3. Have an Uninterruptible Power Supply
Apart from surge protectors, in fact, there is another kind of equipment which is advisable for users to invest in. It is uninterruptible power supply (UPS). It is able to rescue you from the damage of sudden power failures for a few minutes. More specifically, when power is off abruptly, the UPS can keep the devices running for some minutes, which are enough for you to shut down the machines. Thus, it can protect your device and data.
4. Unplug Charger Once Charging Is Done
Do you have the habit of unplugging the charger as soon as your devices finish charging? A majority of users prefer to keep the charger plugged all the time for convenience or other some reasons. To be honest, that’s a considerably bad habit. It will make your devices’ batteries loss the charge capacity and make them more prone to corruption in power surge.
5. Unplug Devices in Extreme Weather
Last but not least, you should pay special attention to your machines in extreme weather, such as a storm, particularly the lightning storm. In such weather, power supply is quite unstable and susceptible to issues. Hence, you should unplug the devices in such cases even though you are holding both surge protectors and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql fix and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com