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All it takes is a sudden voltage spike or an intense electrical storm to fry your computer or television—or worse, kick off a dangerous house fire. Don’t wait till hurricane season to invest in UPS backup systems and surge protectors to keep your home safe—today only, Amazon has slashed prices on its bestselling CyberPower devices by up to 26 percent off.
The two types of electronics on sale today both address power failures, but in different ways. Like surge protectors, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems protect things like home computers and medical devices against electrical surges—but they also provide backup battery power in the event of a blackout.
“Last year we got hit by Irma and I have to say this was a real lifesaver!,” as one Amazon shopper reported. “We were without electricity for about seven days…[and] were able to keep our phones charged because of the battery back up in this thing.”
Here are the emergency wonders you can pick up on Amazon today for a steal.
Charge up to five devices at once in this surge protector’s three outlets and two USB ports. It provides 600 joules of protection (the higher the joules, the better—600 and above is considered great) to keep smartphones, laptops, digital cameras and more safe from dangerous spikes in electricity. This one is perfect to pack for your travels, too.
Today, it’s only $9.
“These have been a game changer behind nightstands to keep everything organized and charged up,” wrote one shopper. “No more hunting chargers is saving us time and energy.”
Shop it: CyberPower CSP300WUR1 Professional Surge Protector, $9 (was $11), amazon.com
The best deal of Amazon’s big CyberPower sale is this five-outlet UPS system with LCD display for tracking battery status and power conditions and keeps 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.
Today only, it’s 26 percent off.
“I purchased this UPS in 2009, over six years ago. I use it to protect/power my entertainment system and modem/router,” wrote a fan. “It has never once missed a beat. I test it a couple times a year to ensure that it can still hold a charge, and there has been no appreciable drop in overall capacity. There's a reason they've been selling this same model since 2003 - it works like a champ.”
Shop it: CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System, $100 (was $135), amazon.com
Much slimmer than its UPS counterparts, this system uses Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) to protect against under-voltages and over-voltages all while sitting inconspicuously on a desktop or entertainment unit. A front LCD screen gives you updates on runtime, battery status, and power conditions—and alerts you if a problem is on the horizon.
Today only, the six-outlet 700VA/400W model is 23 percent off—and if you want something a little more powerful, the six-outlet 1500VA/900W model is also on sale for 24 percent off.
“Works like a charm. It was easy to install and keeps the three items we need to have battery backup for running through most outages,” wrote a happy customer. “We live in the Bay Area so most of the outages are self inflicted by turning off lights but as rolling blackouts increase we're looking to use this as a more stable backup way to keep the internet modem, router, wifi and alarm on through any outage.”
“One year into use and no complaints,” wrote another. “We test it monthly and it holds the power to feed parts of a rack. Sleek design, power ON/OFF cap, great LCD indicator, generates very little heat.”
Shop it: CyberPower Smart App LCD UPS System, $150 (was $196), amazon.com
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