You never know what's going to happen while you're using your computer. Sometimes power outages happen. Sometimes lightning storms can cause surges. You don't want to damage your gear, so grab an uninteruptable power supply like these APC battery backups on sale today (opens in new tab) that can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
The APC BX1500M 1500VA UPS battery backup and surge protector (opens in new tab) is down to just $129.99 during today's sale. That's its lowest price of the year and the second best going back to last year's Black Friday sales. It normally sells for around $165, so you're saving $35 today.
Includes 10 outlets. All 10 provide surge protection and five are also connected to the battery backup. If power goes out, you get a few critical minutes to save your work and shut down safely. Includes dataline protection, free power-management software, and more.
If you've never used an uninteruptle power supply before, they essentially gaurantee you protection from any sort of power surge that might be caused by something like a lightning strike or some other power outage issue. If you deal with rolling blackouts or you might be susceptible to them from time to time, you should protect your equipment with a UPS.
There are two parts to an APC device, too. Not only does it act as a surge protector, it can also be used as a battery backup. How long the battery lasts depends on how much power you're using, of course, but it should at least last long enough for you to save whatever you're doing and shut down the computer in a normal, safe way. If dealing with an extended power outage, you could even use the battery in an emergency.
The APC BX1500M has 10 outlets that all have surge protection. Five of those outlets also connect to the battery backup. The battery will last between three to five years, and if the battery gets used it needs about 16 hours to fully recharge.
The UPS includes 1GB network dataline protection, free Windows power-management software, and automatic voltage regulation that instantly corrects fluctuations.
The full sale (opens in new tab) includes some other options like a power strip surge protector or more advanced UPS for gamers.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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