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This surge protector's also a backup power supply — and it $45 off, today only

All it takes is a sudden voltage spike or an intense electrical storm to fry your computer or TV — or worse, kick off a dangerous house fire. With springtime storms on the way, it’s a great time to invest in backup systems and surge protectors to keep your home safe. Well, Amazon has a deal to help get you there. Today only, Amazon has slashed the price of the popular APC UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector. And the deals don't stop there — Amazon also has several other APC products on sale, too.

Keep your devices safe with this handy battery backup and surge protector.
$86 at Amazon

In case you're not familiar with it, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems protect things like home computers and medical devices against electrical surges. Just as important, though, they provide backup battery power in the event of a blackout.

This hefty nine-outlet UPS system with two USB-A ports shields desktop computers, home entertainment systems and more from storm-induced damage. It corrects both minor and major power fluctuations, too, without switching to battery power.

Enjoy nine different outlets' worth of protection! (Photo: Amazon)
Enjoy nine different outlets' worth of protection! (Photo: Amazon)

“I have an internet modem, Wi-Fi router, security camera base station and a media-only computer plugged into this,” shared a satisfied shopper. “When the power goes out it allows me to shut down the media computer gracefully, keeps my internet up and running and keeps my wireless camera security system up and running as well. With my surface tablet running on its battery and the UPS keeping my internet up, I can stay connected so I can check on the status of the power outage on the electric company’s website and stay in touch with family.”

A Said this repeat customer: "I WILL NEVER NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE. I cannot tell you how much money I have saved on replacement batteries, fried electronics, poorer battery life as a subsequent effect of fluctuating power and blown fuses. I have bought FOUR of these. Yes, four. One for just the router; one for my TV with PS4 and any other attachments; one for my husband's laptop, monitor, Switch and chargers; and one replacement because Georgia's power grid is sketchy and blew one of my UPS. IT COULD'VE BEEN MY WHOLE SETUP INSTEAD, and I'm SO glad I had this UPS."

Enjoy nine outlets and two USB charger ports.
$86 at Amazon

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