[Posted on Nov 1]
Written by: Randy Walker
While laptop computers use battery power to prevent data loss when the machine
is unplugged, desktop computers do not generally have this option available.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies, as the name implies, prevent your desktop
computer from losing power and important data in the event of a power failure.
These devices work by storing power in a replaceable battery, such as the RBC7,
which provides constant power to your electronic equipment in the event of a
power outage or low power situation in the same way that a laptop computer can
switch over to battery power. These batteries are usually maintenance-free and,
in some cases, are hot-swappable, meaning your computer's power is never in
danger of disconnection, even while changing batteries in your UPS. When the
power goes out in your home, the UPS continues to feed power to your computer,
giving you time to save your work and shut the system down properly.
Why You Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
It's a dark, stormy night and you have spent the last few hours, sitting at
your desk, typing up an important document on your desktop computer. You’re
almost finished when there is a flash of lightning and a loud crash of thunder,
as the lights flicker and go out. When they come back on and your computer
reboots, your work is gone. Want to avoid this situation happening to you in
the future? If you keep any important files on your home computer, then you
should be considering the reasons why you need to purchase an Uninterruptible
Power Supply (UPS) and RBC7 battery.
How Can The UPS Help Me?
We all have important files on our computers. Whether it is work and school
papers, pictures of your family or your personal banking information, it is
important that you don't lose the data. Unfortunately, power outages and low
power situations provide dangerous periods of electrical instability that can
lead to data loss, not to mention damage to your computer's sensitive
components. The UPS protects your data and your computer by ensuring a steady,
non-variable power supply. In some cases, the UPS also features additional
protection against voltage spikes and other electronic damaging abnormalities
that can occur in your home electrical supply.
The UPS is a simple and cost-effective way to protect your electronics and the important data they contain. To use an Uninterruptible Power Supply, simply plug the UPS in to one of your home's electrical outlets. Then connect your computer tower and components, such as the monitor or external drives to the UPS. With these few simple steps, your computer and your vital files are protected from the damage caused by electrical outages and other abnormalities.
Your home computer holds many important files, which is why you need to protect your data and your expensive electronics from loss. The Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is your personal insurance against losses caused by electrical grid failures.