Originally Posted by pedro2
Harriette - can you post details?

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Originally Posted by pedro2

Am I right in thinking that my laptop is inherently protected because of the built-in battery?

In my opinion, the laptop battery will protect you from brownouts, but not from a power surge. You should use a power strip with enough surge protection for computer equipment (there are different surge protection levels).

I don't think a brownout will affect a transformer, but if it does, a power cable is cheap enough to replace.

Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...