Do you use AVR on your computer?

Philippines
January 29, 2007 11:59pm CST
Short for Automatic Voltage Regulator, AVR is a hardware device used to maintain a specific voltage to electronic devices. do you use avr on computers or other devices? or connect your devices directly to the electrical plug or switches? Do you think its ok to use our computer or other devices without AVR?
8 responses
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
We don't use AVR because there re now availble cheap UPS in the market and it's also regulate power. The main advantage is when there a power failure AVR turns off while cheap UPS can survive for 10mins long and you can save all your important documents and shutdown your computer properly.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
yes your opinion is true, now UPS is gradually geting cheaper close to avr. so you can get a ups to replace your avr. but if you can, buy ups that allready included stabilisator, so you can get 2 advantage on one , 1. protect your system from sudden blackout, 2. protect your system from instable eletricity. thankx .
@liming (114)
• China
4 May 07
Normally we should use it since the voltage is not stable. There are special plugs for computers sold in market. These plugs can provide stable voltage for computers. Sometimes we even use a special power supply which provides stable voltage or current output in lab. If you study circuit in engineering areas, you will touch these devices.
@shineison (875)
• Uganda
3 May 07
Yes i Know about it BUT if you Use UPS system it is more secure from AVR some UPS has Built in AVR. So it helps you more then AVR. and i dont have any of them.
@nevandaar (140)
• Philippines
2 May 07
lets define avr? automatic voltage regulators, this device keeps the power supply of your computer in a constant value, this device serves as a buffer and a control during power surges, for example a lightning storm is happening some miles away from your location and the electrical surges from the lightning produces spikes in the power that runs into your homes. without avr, this surges and spikes will toast your pc,literally, trust me, i had mine toasted during a thunder storm... avr works by reducing this spikes and grounding the excess power. and if its too much surge, its your avr that gets toasted and not your pc. UPS, is uninteruptable power supply, means it protects your pc during power shortage, low voltages and during power flickers, its like a back up battery. it works by switching power from your supply to its battery and back again if necessary, and most of UPS now a days have AVR in them...
@jahlou (99)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
i use avr bcos in our place always having a power interuption and always having a brownout so that i need avr to save all that i do i my pc even have a brownout...
@smrohitsm (233)
• India
1 Feb 07
Yes I do use an AVR. its a necessity. else my comp will be gone within a few days. Fluctuaions r quite frequent in my building :((.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
my two computer use AVR, but my old computer doesn't use it. I think it is ok you don't use AVR on your computer if your electricity is stable .
@lowey01 (223)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Maybe it's ok to use electronic devices if the current is steady, but some currents fluctuates, and regarding the computer, which is very sensitive, it's important to use the regulator, thus the name regulator, regulates the flow of current.