Is it worth it to get an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) battery backup for your computer system? Yes! Power surges can happen at any time, and can cause damage to electronic units. If your computer quits while you’re working, you lose recent data. Dok can tell you many sad stories about consequences from power surges and sudden outages.
What works best?
If you know a storm is coming, unplug electronic devices. Some devices have built in surge protectors; most do not. A simple power strip can only protect units once. Then it’s fried. A good battery backup keeps the electricity flowing longer and protects units plugged into it from drops and surges. If power goes out while you’re home, the UPS will beep. If you can do this safely, press the button to kill the beep, and unplug the unit until power has been restored. Don’t be caught unprepared this storm season! Come on in, and talk to the Dok about the best protection for your valuable system before the next one hits.
The UPS-Battery Back-Up is an essential piece of a computer system. While it might seem unnecessary to have backup power for your home or office computer, it can turn out to be the most money-saving piece of equipment you own. It’s real value is in the protection a UPS provides from low and high voltage/power fluctuation.