A good surge protector might cost you $40. A very basic battery backup will cost you anywhere from $60-$100. That might seem like a lot of money but consider this: A modem can cost as much as $75. A new monitor will cost you somewhere around $80 at the very least, and you probably wouldn't be able to replace your computer for less than $300-$1000. All of these things can be damaged or destroyed by power surges. That's why you should have a surge protector, or battery backup. We also recommend when severe storms are expected that you unplug your valuable electronic devices.
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