Empower yourself with Amazon's top-rated surge protectors and battery packs—on sale, today only

Kristine Solomon
·3 min read

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APC Surge Protectors and UPS Battery Back Up Systems protect small appliances, personal electronics and—ultimately—your entire home. (Photo: Amazon)
APC Surge Protectors and UPS Battery Back Up Systems protect small appliances, personal electronics and—ultimately—your entire home. (Photo: Amazon)

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 wild weather headed our way, it’s a great time to invest in backup systems and surge protectors to keep your home safe—and today only, Amazon has slashed prices on select APC devices by up to 31 percent off. Prices start as low as $11.

Shop it: APC Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Protectors, starting at $11 (was $16), amazon.com

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.

Meanwhile, you can get free two-day shipping on these items with Amazon Prime. However, if you’re not a member, you can still enjoy all the perks when you sign up for a free 30-day trial. Otherwise, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Here are the emergency wonders you can pick up at Amazon today for a steal:

APC Wall Outlet Surge Protector

Charge up to five devices and save 31 percent, today only. (Photo: Amazon)
Charge up to five devices and save 31 percent, today only. (Photo: Amazon)

This handy device charges up to five devices at once, while its designed with three easily-accessible outlets and two USB-A ports. It provides 540 joules of protection (the higher the joules, the better) to keep smartphones, laptops, digital cameras and more safe from dangerous spikes in electricity.

“All major appliances these days include some sort of computerized element. So major appliances need to be protected from surges too,” writes an Amazon reviewer. “I bought three of these. I installed one behind the refrigerator to protect it, another where the microwave plugs in, and the final one for the toaster and the coffee maker. They all work great and they protect these expensive and vulnerable appliances.”

Today only, it’s only $11.

Shop it: APC Wall Outlet Surge Protector, $11 (was $16), amazon.com

APC UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector

Protect your electronics from dangerous power surges. (Photo: Amazon)
Protect your electronics from dangerous power surges. (Photo: Amazon)

As part of Amazon’s ‘deal of the day,’ this massive nine-outlet UPS system with two USB-A ports 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.

“I have an internet modem, Wi-Fi router, security camera base station and a media only computer plugged into this,” shares 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 to stay in touch with family during the power outage.”

Today only, it’s 31 percent off.

Shop it: APC UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector, $75 (was $108), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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