Managing the power associated with your computer system is vital. Overloading your system with electricity can have a negative impact and eventually destroy it, making it worthless. It is possible that all of your valuable data will be lost and never retrieved if this happens. Controlling whether the power source is operable or not can be done through the use of either a surge protector or a remote-controlled power switch. In cases of power outages, a transfer switch can be helpful in saving your valuable computer system and all of its contents. Remote Control Power Switch
A surge protector contains several outlets housed in a long plastic device, giving you the ability to connect multiple devices. All the devices connected are then controlled by a single switch located on the unit that can be manually powered on and off. The surge protector senses surges in the incoming current and acts on it, protecting your system from an electrical overload and the resulting damage.
A remote-controlled power switch works much like a surge protector, except it can be connected to a wireless network. Once connected, you can remotely tell your system to shut down, power up, or reboot from another room or across the globe; saving yourself time and energy.
A transfer switch is beneficial when a generator is used in cases of power outages. It acts as a liason between the generator and your servers, preventing electricity from overloading the system. Once power is restored, it regulates the incoming electricity initiating from both the generator and the main grid by switching between the two so that only one source is being used at once.
Each of the three devices is beneficial in its own way to control and protect your computer system. They are all convenient and useful in protecting and maintaining your valuable investment. Having all three offers you 100% protection from any unseen dangers that could affect your system in a negative way.