Amazon is doing you a huge favor today by discounting a pair of APC Uninterruptible Power Supplies, which are an essential, but often overlooked, piece of computer equipment. The APC BR1000G Back-UPS Pro 1000VA 8-outlet UPS is on sale for $93.99 shipped (Reg. $122) and the more powerful APC BR1500G Back-UPS Pro 1500VA 10-outlet UPS is down to $128.99 shipped (Reg. $163). These battery backup systems keep your electronics running during a power outage. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from more than 1,800 Amazon reviewers.
I use a big UPS with my Mac Pro to make sure I have enough time to save my work and safely eject external hard drives in case bad weather hits. Another smart move is to plug your cable modem and wireless router into a UPS to limit Wi-FI downtime.
Offering high-performance, premium power protection for office computers, the APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Pro BR1500G provides instant battery power to your critical electronics when the power goes out, reducing risk of damage and keeping you connected and available both personally and professionally. Additionally, the BR1500G UPS (uninterruptible power supply) offers guaranteed surge and lightning protection for attached electronics. Advanced features such as Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) and an easy-to-read LCD display make the BR1500G the ideal choice for high-performance systems. By connecting your valuable devices, you are ensuring these investments against potentially irreversible damage. When the power goes out, the APC BR1500G will power critical devices including home networking equipment; allowing you to maintain your internet connection. This allows you to work productively, avoid the loss of valuable data, and safely shut down equipment.