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Need Surge Protector Info

by wadevan / November 21, 2006 6:12 AM PST

I have my computer plugged into a surge protector. Every night, after I shut down the computer, I turn off the surge protector. My question is ......should I leave the surge protector on, and if I do, will the computer still pull electrical current, even if it's shut down?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2006 6:23 AM PST
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Answer to one part. An ATX type system
by Ray Harinec / November 21, 2006 6:30 AM PST

when shut down by the normal shutdown, turns off the three main rails [3.3 volt, 5volt main, 12volt] HOWEVER it does always leave the 5 volt power from the Power Supply ON.

An ATX power supply ALWAYS has the 5 volt standby rail ON if the supply is plugged into a hot outlet and the switch on it's rear is on.

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