Quality hardware, secure power, good price
After a recent storm-related power outage that caused me to watch some unsaved photo editing disappear, I decided to buy a battery back-up for my system. I didn't know what size would be best, but since the CyberPowers are reasonably priced, I went with more than I probably need.
What you get with going bigger is the capacity to plug more things in and more time to run them when the power goes out. Before I started writing this, I simulated a blackout by unplugging the power strip this system is on. Not a hitch; it was like nothing happened except a display on the CyberPower came to life and told me I had about 45 minutes of usage left on back-up. That's a pretty generous time frame, I'd say, especially with all the stuff I have plugged-in, including two monitors and a light. Of course, less stuff hooked-up gives you even more time.
Surge protection is another feature of this unit. Of the ten AC outlets on the back, all are surge-protected, and five of them provide back-up power. There are a couple of USB charging ports on the front.
The unit is nicely built and it looks good. It's kinda heavy due to the battery inside that comes into play when the power goes out.
Since my wifi router is too far from this system to get in on having its power backed-up, I plan on buying a small CyberPower to station by it to keep it backed-up, too.
If you hate having the plug pulled on a browsing session, you'll like having this. If you create content of any kind, you need it.
I'm very happy with this CyberPower, especially at this price.Read full review
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