The problem with power and computer users fall into two groups:
Those who have lost data or damaged hardware due to power problems and those who are going to in the near future. In fact, according to an IBM study, your system is subject to an average of 128 power disturbances per month, ranging from surges and spikes, which can cause hardware damage, to sags, brownouts and complete blackouts which can cause data loss. Basically, the more you use your computer, the more you stand to loss. Power problems wreak havoc on today’s multi-tasking networked or stand-alone computers. As the single largest cause of data loss, power problems are responsible for 45.3%, including keyboard lockup, complete data loss, hardware degradation, damaged motherboards, and more making downtime inevitable.
Installing your Computer
When installing your computer you need to ensure your electrical point meets the American standard. You should get a certified electrician to install or check the following:
Point has an American Duplex outlet Point is properly grounded
Check for Reverse polarity Check Voltage (see diagram)
In cases where transformers are used the transformer or the point MUST be grounded (contact STARR for more details) The following diagram can assist you with your wiring:
Your point should have a L–Live, N–Neutral, E-Earth. The voltages: 110V between L&E, L&N / 0-5V between E&N.
Contact STARR Service Center for assistance with testing your electrical outlet 226-0952