Appealing to the collective wisdom that is Kopitiam
Does anyone know much about voltage regulation? I may be posted to a 3rd world country for >6 months and based on my research, the electric supply there may be a rather volatile.
I intend to bring my personal laptop and also my camera gear (dSLR + tripod + some lenses) but I'm afraid of that they will get fried during surges. Repair for these 2 key items is not an option even though my items are all under warranty (it's somewhere really ulu).
I know that a UPS will help alot and they are not expensive. But it is likely that my luggage limits will not be enough to cover the weight of a UPS.
Any suggestions? I hear that there are power strips with built-in protection... Are those effective? I'm willing to invest in a better quality one if such an option exists.