Backup UPS Offered to Small Businesses

July 15, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

UPS energy manageSchneider Electric is offering an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide back-up power for critical home and small business network devices during extended power outages – the Back-UPS Connect BGE70.

Historically, UPSs have been designed to power large loads (such as PCs) for limited periods of time during an outage, allowing users to save work and shut down electronic equipment safely. But today, protecting wireless network connections via routers and modems is equally important as protecting PCs, says Schneider.

While a typical UPS provides run times of less than an hour, depending on the UPS and connected devices, the Back-UPS Connect BGE70 powers small loads such as modems, routers and VoIP phones for about three and a half hours during a power outage. The UPS will also power a connected office hub, or charge smartphones and tablets during an extended outage.

The UPS also protects devices from potential damage during outages and other power-related events such as voltage spikes, a reduction in input voltage, noise or unstable frequencies. The Back-UPS BGE70 has three battery backup and surge protected outlets with a maximum runtime of three hours at 10W. A one-touch reset button enables recovery from short circuits and overloads.

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