If you have ever experienced power outages when you have a deadline stricken project, then you know how important it is to keep battery powered tools in the house. Electric surges, brownouts, and power outages can wreak havoc on your electronics and while a surge protector can keep your gear safe from surges, UPS battery backups will come in handy.
A UPS which stands for ‘Uninterruptible Power Supply’ is an electronic apparatus that provides backup power in the event of power outages, condition the power as it comes in, and keep your gear safe from surges.
These are the apparatus that will give you enough power to complete your projects uninterrupted, while at the same time protect your gear from a power surge. Without the UPS protection, there is a risk that your computer or any other electronic device that plugs into the wall could be rendered useless by a single power surge. To mitigate suck risks, buying a UPS battery backup is something that you should seriously consider. Different types of UPS battery backups exist in the market. To make it easier for you to choose the right one, we’ve synthesized the multitude of options to bring you only the best 5 UPS battery backups.
Top 5 UPS battery backups
CyberPower 1350 VA(CP1350AVRLCD)
The CyberPower 1350 is hailed as one of the best UPS battery backups due to its longevity and the price to performance ratio. This 810W / 1350 VA UPS has a mini LCD display that gives visual cues with respect to load capacity, battery charge, device’s health, as well as record any issues or faults with the system.
Its design is not bulky but slim enough to fit under a desk and is well designed for computer workstations and for home theater setups. The CyberPower 1350 UPS utilizes the simulated sine wave output to provide extended battery backup and surge protection for all the connected devices.
The CyberPower 1350 uses AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) to fix minor power fluctuations without switching to battery power, which eventually helps to extend the battery life. When an AC power surge occurs, the UPS diverts excess voltage away from all the connected devices to prevent damages.
The company substantiates this claim by pledging to provide a $500,000 connected equipment guarantee and 3 years warranty. This UPS machine protects all your electronic devices from all power surges, including power surges that travel through Ethernet lines, coaxial, and telephone from causing damages to your electronics.
APC Smart-UPS 1500
APC has made quite a reputation in the UPS market and their APS Smart 1500 is the top of the line UPS and the product of choice by many. The Smart-UPS 1,500 come in two flavors; the pricey and more powerful SMT 1500 and the LCD packed and user-friendly SMC 1500. The major difference between the two is that the SMT 1500 has a higher battery capacity that will keep your gear running long enough after the power goes out. The SMC 1500 trades the battery performance with a better LCD though its battery is also powerful enough for an average user.
Apart from that, the 900W/1500 VA units have similar specs. They both pack 8 batteries and are equipped with surge protectors to protect your electronics from damages in the event of a power surge or brownouts. You will also find an LCD display on the front that can be used to check the system’s health and battery status. The only downside with the Smart 1500 is that there is no data protection for telephone, coax, or Ethernet. However, you get 2 years warranty and you are also covered under APC’s generous $150,000 connected device warranty.
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