Summer is slowly but unsteadily arriving to Finland, and the first Summer storms, thunder and lightning are right behind the corner. I have acknowledged that I should prepare for power outages and finally get a proper UPS (uninterruptible power supply) device.
I’m not a technical expert, but I can give a really short introduction to what UPS devices are. UPS are basically devices that are intended to supply power even when rest of the house electricity cuts. UPS might also protect computers from over-voltage or electric spikes.
Why UPS devices are important:
- What if there’s a sudden over-voltage that damages burns your computer hard-drive? With a proper UPS you could be safe.
- What if the electricity gets cut off in a middle of something important – and the work vanishes because of the power failure. With UPS you should be safe.
Basically: UPS can help you keep your computer safe and let you continue working even in case of a power interruption.
I haven’t purchased my own UPS device yet, but I have one pretty good guideline that buyers could perhaps remember: don’t buy a cheap UPS. I’ve heard horror stories from people buying cheap devices that actually couldn’t handle power failures. I would recommend googling for reviews or asking around friends in case they’ve got experience on UPS – in case you are going to get one.
Naturally, if you already own an UPS I’d be glad to hear your comments, experiences and recommendations for buying. Feel free to tell us if you have an UPS device, and if you’d recommend it.