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Surge Protectors All Year Long

Feb 28, 2011

When you think “power surges,” what usually comes to your mind?  Most of the people we ask this question to respond:  A thunderstorm.  Yes, we know a powerful and sudden summer thunderstorm can pose a risk to your electrical equipment, but the summer time is not the only dangerous time of year for electrical surges.

Keep your computer safe all year long

Think of the major weather news for the past few days for most of the country:  Severe weather threats.  It was the end of February and they were issuing tornado warnings in the South and Mid-West.  That means that during any point of the year, weather conditions can always be unpredictable.

That is why, regardless of what time of year it is, you should always have your important electronics kept safe by a surge protector.  Surge protectors have the ability to detect when there is a surge of power in your home or business and can safely flip an internal circuit breaker, to prevent any damage to your equipment.  They are always a good idea to have because you never know when something unexpected may happen.

Where Would I be Without my USB Port?

Feb 24, 2011

It used to be that you only saw USB ports on the back of computer towers. Back then they were just USB 1.0  with the low speeds of 1.5 Mps. Then a few years ago you started to see  notices when you plugged in a USB device to “plug this device into a 2.0 high speed port for better performance.” It’s pretty amazing just how many things run off USB power. Why,

Super adaptable!

even new phone chargers are USB compatible. The wall plug is just an adapter on the newer models and pops right off to reveal a USB cable. That means phones are now being charged on computer USB ports – crazy!

What do you do if you don’t have the USB ports?

If you have an older model computer or laptop that has a limited number of USB ports or just the 1.0 speed ports you’re not out of luck. Update your USB performance by getting a USB changer and port saver.

Check out the selection of USB adapters and port savers at Triangle Cables. We also offer the new high performance USB 3.0 cables which are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices – increasing speed and performance of your current USB devices.

HP Inkjet Cartridges for Mid-Terms

Feb 21, 2011

We are getting closer and closer of the middle of the Spring semester for 2011.  We hope that so far everyone is having a happy and healthy semester and that there have been no major roadblocks along the way.  Around this time of year though, one must be thinking about the dreaded mid-term examination.

Don't get caught without it!

We have found that nowadays, many professors give their mid-terms in the form of a research paper.  Or, if not a research paper, then they allow their students to pre-write their essays for the test in order to demonstrate their abilities to do research outside of the class.

So here is the potential roadblock that we want to help you avoid:  Don’t be caught off guard without ink for your printer.  You don’t want to stay up the night before to get your paper to perfection only to discover that you’ve run out of ink.  Pick up some HP Inkjet cartridges now so that you are all set for the rest of the year.  You won’t find any prices better on the web then at TriangleCables.com

Good luck with your tests!

Create a Clutter-Free Entertainment Center

Feb 7, 2011

Too many wires have you stressed out?

You add speakers, gaming systems, the DVD player, cable box, adapters – when does it stop? By the time your TV is completely hooked up it has more wires and cables than you can count, sometimes across the room to reach any available outlet. It’s all too much to sort through and a pain to rearrange.

One often over looked organizational tool is the surge protector. Can’t tell the cables apart from each other? Not a problem! Label the outlets on your surge protector. Take a piece of masking tape and place it along the edge or the body of the protector; most have space above and below the outlets. Write out where each cable goes, “TV,” “Wii,” “Speakers,” etc. Then when you have to move or rearrange the Wii, for example, you can do so without turning off the cable for the rest of the household.

A surge protector does more than keep all your power cables in one neat area – it also protects your electronics. A powerful surge protector will protect delicate equipment like your DVD player or dish satellite system from nasty power surges and lengthen the life of your other entertainment equipment. TriangleCables.com offers many types and sizes of surge protectors, find what fits your outlet situation best!

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