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Northern Virginia (VA) Battery Backup – Protecting Your Computer With A Battery Backup, Northern Virginia

Also known as an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), a battery backup is one of the best ways to protect and preserve your computer as well as your data.  This is especially important when we maintain highly sensitive and important data on our computers or if we have an expensive computer system.

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Most people think that having a surge protector is enough to keep their computer safe, no to mention they are inexpensive.  This is really only the case when you are talking about voltage spikes.  Surge protectors don’t help to maintain the constant voltage level, “condition” the power, which is coming in to your computer.  Therefore, in the instance of a brown-out (low power conditions) or power failure, they are useless.  Brown-outs can be extremely harmful because they cause your computer to run on an extremely low voltage which puts a incredible amount of strain on your computers hardware.

One of the main purposes of a battery backup is to, again, “condition” the power and to maintain a constant voltage level for the electricity that is coming in to your computer.  Any sort of power change is very harmful to your computer and can eventually cause it to start failing.  Battery backups also have a quicker response time than surge protectors.  This will help with sudden and quick spikes in electrical current, which is constantly fluctuating.

The other reason to invest in a battery back up is that it protects your data.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has been in the middle of working on something when the power suddenly goes out and you’re afraid that you’ve just lost everything that you were working on that you hadn’t recently saved.  We all know how important the data is on our computers and taking certain precautions can help prevent us from losing it.

APC is the one of the most common, well-kn0wn brands for battery backups and when you start your research in to buying a batter backup (UPS) it’s probably smart to stick with brands that you know, just as with any other computer product.  There are some brands that are cheaper and that we aren’t as familiar with that can be just as good as the popular more expensive brands, but before you invest in them, do the research!  Most people should be able to survive just fine with a lesser expensive product that will keep your computers power running, in the event of a blackout or brownout, for about 5 to 15 minutes, which is plenty of time to save what you are working on and shut down the computer without issues.

In the long run, this will save you a lot of hassle when it comes to data loss and recovery as well as protecting your computers hardware from damage.

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