Keep your PC gear running with a battery pack — an uninterruptible power supply — and the APC BE750G is the best option out there.

Best overall

APC BE750G

APC BE750G

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The BE750G by APC is an affordable backup power supply that can be deployed in the home or in a small office. With a capacity of 450-watt/750-volt ampere output, the unit is able to keep things running without issue for a few minutes and can even shut down idle devices automatically to help preserve power.

Bottom line: The APC BE750G is perfect for home owners who wish to protect electronic devices from surges and power outages.

One more thing: Should the battery inside get worn out, you can replace it on your own without having to buy a whole new UPS.

Why the APC BE750G is the best

It's affordable, compact, offers a variety of features and adequately safeguards against power surges and outages.

There's nothing worse than experiencing a power outage and things going horribly wrong with devices being damaged and content lost due to inability to save. This is where an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) comes into play. The BE750G by APC is selected as the best overall option for not only protecting devices connected to the unit from electronic surges, but also offering great value.

There's a total 10 outlets, five are tied to the on-board battery. That allows for a PC, monitor(s), sound system and a router to be safeguarded from outages, giving you time to safely shut them down without losing your work and risking damage. APC offers a three-year warranty with the BE750G and $75,000 insurance to cover connected hardware.

A neat feature of this particular backup power supply is the ability to be configured to shut down devices automatically when idle. Should power be cut off to the unit, it will detect what hardware is currently idle and remove access to the stored power to provide more up time for electronics that require the extra juice.

High Capacity

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD

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This 1500VA/900 Watt storage tower has more than enough juice to keep your electronics running and charging for even longer when the grid cuts out. There's also an LCD screen on the front that displays current battery level, load level, other status readings and more.

Bottom line: If you have the money to invest in a UPS with serious capacity for the home, the CP1500PFCLCD is an ideal purchase.

One more thing: Take advantage of the on-board USB ports for phones and tablets.

Power Workhorse

CyberPower CP825AVRLCD

CyberPower CP825AVRLCD

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The CyberPower CP825AVRLCD is a great alternative to our APC best pick. If you have the extra cash to fork out on an LCD display and slightly more capacity, it's well worth the consideration. Like other units in our roundup, not only are connected devices protected from power surges, but you'll also be able to effectively save work and safely shut down a PC even after a power cut hits.

Bottom line: This is similar to our best pick, but has more capacity and an LCD display, but you'll be paying out more for these luxuries.

One more thing: Be sure to check out the power management suite available with this UPS for additional options.

Serious Contender

Tripp Lite 1300VA

Tripp Lite 1300VA

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The Tripp Lite 1300VA sports enough power to keep everything plugged in running long enough for safe shut down of sensitive electronics. Again, like other options priced in this range, there's an LCD screen to relay information.

Bottom line: Priced aggressively, Tripp Lite's 1300VA is well positioned for those seeking high capacity without forking out.

One more thing: There's a three-year warranty included with a competitive $250,000 insurance.

Conclusion

You really can't go wrong when choosing a UPS from a reputable brand, especially when it's only going to be backing up a few electronic devices. That said, we feel the BE750G represents a great balance between affordability and capability.

Best overall

APC BE750G

APC BE750G

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The BE750G by APC is an affordable backup power supply that can be deployed in the home or in a small office. With a capacity of 450-watt/750-volt ampere output, the unit is able to keep things running without issue for a few minutes and can even shut down idle devices automatically to help preserve power.

Bottom line: The APC BE750G is perfect for home owners who wish to protect electronic devices from surges and power outages.

One more thing: Should the battery inside get worn out, you can replace it on your own without having to buy a whole new UPS.