The average home has more than eight devices connecting to the internet and by the end of 2019, households worldwide will have more than 10 billion devices capable of connecting to their home network. Couple this statistic with the increase in telecommuting/remote workers, and the reliability of home networks and digital connectivity becomes even more important.
To help homeowners stay connected to the digital devices that power their everyday lives, Schneider Electric has introduced a new line of APC™ by Schneider Electric Back-UPS battery backup solutions that deliver reliable and secure power protection for wireless networks, computers and other home and business electronics – so that this equipment stays up and running, no matter what. The new models can power as many as six devices during a power outage and feature up to two USB charging ports to make recharging mobile devices simple and convenient. Additionally, the Back-UPS’ new design offers hours of runtime for devices such a PCs and laptops, protection against unsafe voltage fluctuations and damaging surges and spikes, as well as continuous internet access during extended power outages and power-related emergencies.
The Back-UPS’ new compact design delivers more battery backup outlets in less space – up to 22 percent smaller in size and nearly 30 percent lighter in weight than previous models. Additionally UPS runtime has been maximized for heavy power-consuming loads such as multiple PCs and AV equipment powering up to 480 watts. The new models have also been optimized to run low-powered loads like routers and modems, allowing internet access during an extended power outage for up to 5.9 hours, depending on the model.
“Consumers’ dependency on connectivity continues to grow as electronics, smart devices, and the home network become increasingly important for both entertainment and work. Defending the digital experience through reliable backup power is essential to everyday life,” remarks Colin Campbell, vice president, Home & Business Networks, Schneider Electric. “Based on direct feedback from our customers, we’ve redesigned our Back-UPS line to deliver the most reliable backup power protection to ensure customers can stay connected to the technologies that power their lives at all times.”
The new Back-UPS models range from $49.99 to $119.99