You probably already know how important it is to keep your laptop and desktop computers plugged into a battery backup device.
But there are actually at least two other devices in your home that deserve a battery backup unit as well…
Question from Celina: I have a question about battery backup devices, Rick.
I went to Office Depot to buy a UPS for my iMac and the man I talked to said I needed to pay extra for one that provides “Pure Sine Wave” AC current.
He said the cheaper “Modified Sine Wave” models can damage my iMac because it was designed to only accept only a pure sine wave signal. Is that true? [Read more…]
Battery backup devices have been around for decades now, but relatively few computer owners use them. And based upon my experience, that is a mistake.
What are battery backups (and why do I need one)?
If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, a battery backup unit basically sits idly by monitoring the power line for voltage drops and power outages.
When an issue with the power line occurs, the power source to the computer is switched virtually instantaneously from line power (electrical outlet) to the unit’s internal battery. This prevents the computer from losing power.
Why is preventing your computer from losing power important? Well, there are several reasons: [Read more…]
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As you probably know, a battery backup / UPS device can help protect your computer and other sensitive electronic gear from the hazards and inconvenience of power blackouts and brownouts.
And if your home or small office is located in an area that’s served by an unreliable power grid, it’s absolutely essential that you have your computer and other important equipment plugged into one.
I’ve tested and reviewed a number of these devices over the years, and for the most part they have all been quite reliable and effective.
I recently had the opportunity to check out the CyberPower PR1500LCD Smart App 1500VA/1500W Sinewave UPS, and I can tell you that it’s hands-down the best UPS device I have seen to date.
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Is your home or office in an area that’s prone to frequent power outages?
Does it receive fluctuating power levels from the main grid?
If so, you’re surely aware of the need for a high-quality Battery Backup System or UPS.