As the hot summer days approach so does the demand on the power grid! All those air conditioners will be fired up keeping us cool. Let's face it, we all love our AC but sometimes it comes at a price and I am not talking about the hydro bill! I am talking about power outages and damaging surges!
With today's connected homes, smart devices and everything internet a power outage can feel like you have just fell down the rabbit hole. Enter your power super hero, the Uninterruptible Power Supply! This technology has been around for a while but most home users are not aware of their existence.
What is a UPS? Well, in a nut shell, it is a powerful surge protector and a battery backup rolled up into one.
What can a UPS do for me? The UPS gives you great advantages such as protecting your considerable investment in Computers and Home Electronics from serious power surges caused by power fluctuations in the grid and lightning strikes.
That’s not all though! The UPS has a battery system with software power management for your computer. In the event of a power outage the software communicates with your unattended PC allowing it to automatically shut down safely preventing data loss or operating system corruption.
What else does a UPS do?
So, you are working on that super important school project, real estate deal, graphics assignment or big contract and SNAP!... the power goes out! We all know that gut-wrenching feeling when we are literally powerless. The UPS will allow you to continue to work for a short time, save your work and shut down properly in the event of an extended outage!
Another great use for the UPS is to charge your mobile devices, keep your internet and network running and even run low consumption LED lighting when the power goes out!
The Uninterruptible Power Supply is a must have in today's super connected homes. Consider the alternative and you will trip over yourself to get one!
I use the APC BE600M1 Back-UPS 600 and it has protected and saved me from many digital disasters!
Available at most computer, home electronics and business supply stores!
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courtesy of APC by Schneider Electric