Monday, June 28, 2010

Monsoon madness!

With all the talk this year about the later but stronger monsoon this year, it's always a good idea to make sure your battery backups (also called a UPS) are working correctly. Please remember that powerstrips (also called surge protectors) are not even close to being the same thing. A UPS has a battery that will last for about 20 minutes in most cases, when your power goes out. They also tend to protect against lightning strikes better.

Some examples are here , and here. Why the wide swing in price? The main reason is how much each one can handle in the way of equipment. The more you need to protect, the more power the UPS needs to have.

Seem too technical for you? The bottom line is, when the power goes out, you want to be able to save your work, and shut down your computer yourself. Sudden power outtages can damage both hardware and software, creating repair bills you don't want.

Give us a call for a free consultation and we'll help make sure you're protected.

Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps! If you need computer or network services, feel free to contact us at (520) 490-0726 or look at our website at You can also click on the image at the bottom of the page to get there.