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Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Diana BB, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Diana BB

    Baron Guest

    Thats two functions in my book. A good read at APC.com would give you
    better information.
    What utter rubbish !
    Baron, Mar 8, 2008
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  2. Diana BB

    Baron Guest

    Neil has a better understanding than you do !
    Motor Oil ? Bragging rights. I don't think so.
    Baron, Mar 8, 2008
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  3. Diana BB

    w_tom Guest

    Extremely low voltaget is *one* function. "Blackouts and extreme
    brownouts" defines a line voltage well below what also causes lamp
    intensity to be less than 40%. Baron would know that with basic
    electrical knowledge.

    APC color glossies are written for the naive who also don't learn
    the numbers. For example, what is the Total Harmonic Distortion of an
    APC UPS? Baron would never know and insist he need not know - if he
    learned from APC. Numbers for a 120 volt UPS might be two 200 volt
    square waves with a 270 spike between those square waves. To those
    who learned, this is 'dirty' electricity - excessive harmonic
    distortion. To those who learned by reading APC propaganda, this is
    called a "modified sine wave" - 'clean' electricity.

    Baron is being used to example of why so many recommend solutions
    and yet don't even have basic knowledge. Baron has recommended a UPS
    to fix Diana BB's memory mismatch problem. Obviously, the UPS does
    nothing to solve that problem. But some people are experts by reading
    APC propaganda and now consider themselves computer literate. The
    informed lurker learns by reading Paul's posts.

    That UPS provides one solution: protect unsaved data from blackouts
    and extreme browouts. It is only one problem - excessively low
    voltage. But that is two functions in Baron's book? Good luck,
    Baron, getting it published. It's not even good fiction.
    w_tom, Mar 8, 2008
  4. Diana BB

    w_tom Guest

    You are correct. But that subjective conclusion is useful when
    numbers are applied.

    For example, a static wrist strap is recommended. Why not just
    connect the wrist to a wire? Because a wire is conductive - to AC
    electricity. Static wrist strap is conductive to static electricity
    but not conductive to AC electricity. Again, a subjective
    conclusion. Now apply numbers. Static wrist strap includes a 1 Meg
    resistor. Yes, one megohm does conduct AC electricity. But so little
    AC electric that we say it is not conductive; does not conduct enough
    to electrocute a human.

    Everything is conductive. But by how much? Many tables may conduct
    static electricity to the floor. Therefore a computer sitting on that
    table may be electrically connected to charges beneath shoes. Why
    does static electricity discharge destructively from hand into
    semiconductors? Follow the circuit. Down arm, through
    semiconductors, down table to floor and charges beneath feet. A
    discharge circuit to the bottom of shoes that passes destructively
    through semiconductors.

    Some items are less conductive. So we say it does not conduct
    static electricity - ie a glass tabletop. But some wall paint,
    linoleum tile, and concrete can be excellent conductors to static
    electricity. In fact, concrete is so conductive as to be considered
    an excellent connection to earth ground - a ground different from the
    ground underneath shoes.

    This science was referenced in above 3 Mar and 4 Mar posts;
    discussed in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt on 4 Feb 2008 entitled
    "Unplug the power supply?" at:

    One relevant fact: do not ground for static electric protection
    using a wire attached to a wrist. Yes, everything is conductive -
    but by how much? No numbers are how junk scientists create junk
    science conclusions. Numbers say why that static wrist strap contains
    a human safety component - a one megohm resistor - that is so
    conductive as to discharge into another conductor - the floor.

    Neil, your question is excellent; asks what any computer expert
    should understand. What is and is not conductive: a concept to
    understand and better apply human safety practices.

    Where static electric cannot damage anything, the facilities use
    electrically conductive plastics (ie pink plastics) both on a table
    and connected (by wire) to more plastic beneath feet. Those plastics
    do not conduct computer or AC electricity but are extremely conductive
    to static electric currents.
    w_tom, Mar 8, 2008
  5. Diana BB

    Baron Guest

    You obviously don't know the difference between a blackout and
    brownout !
    That would depend upon the UPS wouldn't it !
    Have you ever bothered looking at the cleanliness of your local
    electricity supply lately ?
    Only you seem to equate "clean" with "modified sine wave" !
    When did I say it would have anything to do with memory ? You are
    putting your words into my mouth. If you were able to read and quote
    properly you wouldn't be able to say that!
    Obviously not by yours. Since you insist that you invented electricity
    and multimeters are better than sliced bread.
    Whilst I don't doubt that you have some useful information to impart,
    your beliefs are not accurate information. That you seek to mislead
    others that your beliefs are fact when they are not is simply
    dishonest !
    Baron, Mar 8, 2008
  6. Diana BB

    Baron Guest

    See 1/
    See 2/
    See 3/

    This paragraph is a good example of what I meant earlier.

    1/ It is not safe to do so! There is the danger of electrocution.
    2/ Electricity is electricity! Anything that conducts electricity
    conducts electricity. Ac or DC it does not matter.
    3/ This is nearest to being accurate. The resistor is there to prevent
    any appreciable electric current flowing. Certainly much less than
    would cause death from electrocution.
    Again a little knowledge and lots of mis-information.

    W_Tom if you really understood you wouldn't need to make such glaring
    Did you really read and understand some of the statements made ?
    Obviously not !
    Just read that last paragraph again. Ask yourself, does it make sense.
    Baron, Mar 8, 2008
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