I am in Florida dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Frances and the possibility of Ivan. I bought a generator for emergency power and later found in the manual (in small print on page whatever) that I need a power line conditioner to use solid state items (in my case, computer CPUs, external drives, monitors, TV, VCR, DVD player, etc.) with generator power, because of power fluctuations (+/- 10% according to the manual).
Can anyone clarify for me what I need to buy to plug in my computer and other electronics safely? Can a UPS or surge protector provide the same protection?