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All it takes is a sudden voltage spike or an intense electrical storm to fry your computer or TV—or worse, kick off a dangerous house fire. With summer weather here, it’s a great time to invest in backup systems and surge protectors to keep your home safe.
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In case you're not familiar with it, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems protect things like home computers and medical devices against electrical surges—but they also provide backup battery power in the event of a blackout.
This massive nine-outlet UPS system with two USB-A ports keeps desktop computers, home entertainment systems and more from storm-induced damage. It corrects both minor and major power fluctuations, too, without switching to battery power.
“I have an internet modem, Wi-Fi router, security camera base station and a media only computer plugged into this,” shares a satisfied shopper. “When the power goes out it allows me to shut down the media computer gracefully, keeps my internet up and running and keeps my wireless camera security system up and running as well. With my surface tablet running on its battery and the UPS keeping my internet up, I can stay connected so I can check on the status of the power outage on the electric company’s website and to stay in touch with family during the power outage.”
A fellow happy customer said this UPS helped save their electronics repeatedly. "I WILL NEVER NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE," they wrote. "I cannot tell you how much money I have saved on replacement batteries, fried electronics, poorer battery life as a subsequent effect of fluctuating power, and blown fuses. I have bought FOUR of these. Yes, four. One for just the router; one for my TV with PS4 and any other attachments; one for my husband's laptop, monitor, Switch, and chargers; and one replacement because Georgia's power grid is sketch and blew one of my UPS. IT COULD'VE BEEN MY WHOLE SETUP INSTEAD and I'm SO glad I had this UPS."
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