With tropical storms and other inclement weather challenging our local power companies, we've chosen eight essential power protection products that will keep your juice flowing and your valuable home and office computing equipment protected from electrical infrastructure malfunction.
The company may sound like something straight out of a Arnold Schwartzenegger Sci- Fi movie involving killer androids, but CyberPower Systems is all business when it comes to power protection. It's been winning a lot of industry awards for their innovative UPS designs as well as their excellent value as it relates to similar products released by their competition and is the #2 manufacturer of UPS equipment, behind APC.
If you need a bit more oomph out of a desktop UPS, APC has you covered. The Power Saving BE750G ($99 retail) is rated at 450w/750VA and features 5 battery backup/surge 3-prong outlets, two of which are spaced for larger transformer power blocks, as well as 5 surge-only (354 joules) with two additional transformer block spaced outlets.
If you need a performance UPS for a powerful workstation or a desktop-sized server with power to spare, APC's Back-UPS Pro BR1500G ($249.00 retail) is the top of the line for their prosumer-grade products.
Not to be outdone by APC, Cyberpower has high-end workstation UPSes with similar specifications that are priced slightly less than its competitor. The CP1500AVRLCD ($219.00 retail) is rated at 900w/1500VA and includes Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) as well as a dynamic LCD display for viewing UPS telemetry data. It has 4 battery-backup/surge outlets and 4 surge-only (1500 joule) outlets, as well as telephone line, coax as well as Ethernet surge protection.
If you want most of the features of the CP1500AVRLCD on the previous slide, but could care less about the gee-whiz LCD display (or maybe you'd rather not have one at all, especially if you want to keep the unit in say, a bedroom loft) the CP1500AVRT ($199.95 retail) has very similar specifications.
So Automatic Voltage Regulation isn't enough? You want the same pure sinewave power output that is typically reserved for much more high-end, enterprise-rated UPS devices? You got it.