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[RFI] PC Reboot Problem

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Subject: [RFI] PC Reboot Problem
From: Ed - K0iL <k0il@mitec.net> (Ed - K0iL)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:06:40 -0500
On Saturday, 23 October, 1999 10:09 AM, P. M. Elliott 
[SMTP:pelliott@flash.net] wrote:
> Occasionally, 2 or 3 times a month, my shack computer reboots when my 
HVAC system comes on.  It's a heat pump system.  Problem occurs summer and 
winter.   Outdoor compressor kicks on first, no problem.  Blower comes on 
half a minute later, PC resets.  Nothing else in the shack is affected. 
 The shack is about 20 feet away from the air handler, and about 45 feet 
away from the compressor outdoors.


You didn't mention whether you have any AC filtering or surge suppression. 
 If not, you might try this route first before buying an expensive UPS. 
 Take a look at Trip-Lite's ISOBAR which provides surge suppression, 
filtering and isolation all in one package.  Don't scrimp either; get a 
good one.  They have several models with various levels of surge 
suppression.  Get computer grade.   You might want to get two, one for the 
pewter & one for the Ham equipment.

When the lights "blink" here, my computer doesn't even know it!  Everything 
has to go completely down for more than a few seconds for the thing to 
re-boot.  Typical Power System switching has no effect.

de ed -K0iL
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