Voltage(?) dip when printer kicks on
Usually the UPS click only happens when the printer kicks on, but not during the intermittent audible noises from the printer, but both times the lamp flickers.
I realize laser printers suck up juice due to the thermals involved.
This hasn't been much of an issue but yesterday, while I was waking up the PC from sleep, my wife printed something from her laptop and I believe the momentary voltage blip caused my MFT to be corrupted. Although my data was safe, I wound up reinstalling windows. It MIGHT have been a coincidence but it's unlikely.
The UPS, a Cyberpower, is connected to my PC via USB and has not indicated any power anomalies, even when I can hear it clicking due to the printer.
SO my question is, is there something I can plug the printer into to help with these momentary surges of power consumption (at least that's what I think is going on)? The PC, monitors and some peripherals, but NOT the printer are plugged into the same UPS. The printer is plugged into the same outlet as the UPS so obviously they are on the same circuit.
Would a UPS on the printer help?