In South Africa today, we face so many challenges in our daily lives, but probably the one that really hits us the hardest at home or at the office, are the power outages. More and more business owners are allowing their staff to work from home to avoid this terrible pandemic, but with power outages, it makes it impossible to manage productivity. There are affordable solutions to curb the problem of power outages, one of them is to own a UPS.

UPS stands for uninterruptible power supply and owning one will remove the stress of power outage” which is at least one less worry at work, but preferably at home. As the importance of maintaining power to essential systems become more critical in our day to day lives, it’s imperative to note that there is continues development of UPS technologies. There are but a few organisations that can withstand the downtime, especially for the SMME’S. Let’s look at a few options which are life-changing and not just for yourself, but for the children at the same time.

DC UPS for your Router

For starters, let simply try to keep the internet on during load shedding. While more employers allow their staff to work from home, it is super disruptive when an employee cannot attend an online meeting and underestimates the impact it has on productivity. As an employer, you can solve that problem by empowering your staff with a DC UPS to avoid any downtime. During a blackout or load shedding, the UPS will automatically switch to battery power, and your devices will stay ON without any interruption.

Offline UPS

Its job is that simple, basically receive power and transmit it to your computer, router, television or even a small portable lamp. It has a built-in battery, thus the term “uninterruptible”, which powers up in should your power source be compromised. The most popular backup power solution for home and small office use is the “plug-and-play” UPS, which is available in varying sizes and capacities. Depending on the model you choose, a UPS can power a computer for a few minutes (to save your data) or up to a few hours, allowing you to carry on working or playing or watching your favourite TV programme. Simply plug it into the wall plug and then plug your computer into the UPS and continue working or playing. The battery inside the UPS will charge while the electricity is on. When the electricity goes off, your computer (or TV, DSTV, light, etc.) will be powered by the battery in the UPS.  Depending on the model you purchase, you could have an up time of between 4 – 6 hours.

If you are looking for more information about our products or services or simply just need professional advice on which UPS is best suited for you, contact Computer Mania today or head to one of our stores for more information.