Selecting a UPS for your home or office

Johannesburg, 31 Jul 2018
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* Protect your computer.
* Add to home security.
* Find a supplier easily.

Schneider Electric makes selecting an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) easy. Most homes and small office in South Africa need to have power running continuously, particularly when it comes to computers, security devices or essential electrical equipment.

When the power goes off, work can be lost, alarms can start beeping and lights are not available. The answer to this can be a UPS that allows you to save your work, power down your computer, run a light and charge a phone.

Small UPS systems provide power for a few minutes; enough to power down the computer properly without losing information, while larger systems have enough battery for several hours and can run more than one electrical item. A UPS is also useful as a buffer between the main electrical supply and your computer, protecting it against surges or lightning.

APC by Schneider Electric offers many products to power and safeguard the critical electronics at home that keep you and your family connected. Protect your high-speed Internet connection to ensure 24/7 network access, especially during storms and extended power outages. This includes access to news and weather updates, important files stored in the cloud, streaming services and your e-mail during an outage.

Schneider Electric is so confident in the performance of its products that it stands behind them with a guarantee. Back-UPS and SurgeArrest models include a lifetime equipment protection policy that ensures customers get the peace of mind only the market leader can provide.

Schneider Electric makes selecting an UPS for your home or small office very simple. Go to select a device and the Web site will offer you two ways to choose: either by the number of devices you want to protect or the load you want it to carry.

Schneider Electric's worry-free UPS backup and APC surge protectors deliver industrial-strength protection and reliability for your most important electronics. To find a supplier near you, go to Schneider Electric South Africa's locator Web page SA locator.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in power management: medium voltage, low voltage and secure power, and in automation systems. Schneider Electric provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In its global ecosystem, Schneider Electric collaborates with the largest partner, integrator and developer community on its open platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. Schneider Electric believes great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that its commitment to innovation, diversity and sustainability ensures 'Life Is On' everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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