|Uninterrupted Power Supply
A UPS is a device that you install between your computer and your power supply (outlet). It will provide battery backup in the case of power loss. They also protect from too much power or power surge.
If you encounter a power surge, lightening strike, or power outage, the UPS will help you save your computer and data.
See PC World for more on what a UPS is and why you would need one.
Why do I need one?
If you experience little power surges during the day, this often will reset your computer, modem, or programs you are using. To avoid this, install a UPS.
A UPS will also help you in the loss of power. The cheaper models typically will supply power to your equipment for about 20 minutes. This is enough time to shut down your computer equipment the proper way.
Selecting a UPS
An offline model is more economical and will work for most home applications.
If you have a business or a lot of equipment, you may want to look at a UPS unit that will offer you higher power amounts for a longer period of time.
We like the brands Tripp Lite and APC.