Battery Backups

How do you protect your computer or other electronic equipment, from power flickers or outages?  If you don’t (or have not thought about it), your putting your equipment in danger.  If you have an office (or at home) were you leave a computer(s) on all the time (I do), then you need to protect that device from power problems.  The best solution to use is a battery backup unit, also know as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)APC, which is designed to supply power for a limited amount of time after a power failure.

There are many brands and types of UPS out there and they all have various specifications.  We will work with you to find the correct unit to meet your needs.  This includes the proper number of plugs, running time and software.  Yes, software, as some units come with specially designed software to install on your computer that allows the computer to be shutdown in a safe manner, but saving and closing, current programs and more.  Why is this important, well, if you allow your computer to just shut off, any information that was currently open could be damaged or lost.  One of the biggest questions you should think about is this “How much is my data and computer worth?  Would the cost of a UPS unit be worth protect it?”  Most UPS are under $200 and will meet the needs of most people.

With a UPS, you will be powering and protecting your computer, you can power your monitor to keep working during the battery run time, which can range from 7 minutes to an hour or more, depending on what is plugged in.  They are even usable to protect your laptop, if you leave it turn on regularly.

Are you concerned about other electronics in your home?  In recent years, there has been a development of UPS units to be used with TV’s, DVR’s and other media type devices.  Again, these come in various sizes and types, which we will help you to determine to meet your needs.  Contact us today to discuss your needs for a UPS unit.