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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 40 percent off. Prices start as low as $12.
Shop it: APC Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Protectors, starting at $12 (was $20), 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.
Here are the emergency wonders you can pick up at Amazon today for a steal:
This handy device charges up to eight devices at once, while its designed with six easily-accessible outlets and two USB ports. It provides 1,080 joules of protection (the higher the joules, the better) to keep smartphones, laptops, digital cameras and more safe from dangerous spikes in electricity.
"This little surge protector is pretty awesome, I have to say," wrote a five-star fan. "Usually the wall units are too heavy and tilt out of the outlet, but this design is perfect....Also great idea to have outlets on both sides of the unit." Today only, it’s only $12.
Shop it: APC Wall Outlet Surge Protector, $12 (was $20), amazon.com
This massive 10-outlet UPS system 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.
The reviews of this backup battery are packed with stories of people who swear the device helped save their tech in a pinch. "The day after Christmas we had a power outage. A transformer in our neighborhood blew up during the middle of the night and the APC Battery worked flawlessly," one reviewer wrote. "We have our PC Power Station and printer connected to it and the PC runs 24 hours per day/7 days per week. We have the APC Software set to shut down the PC after 5 minutes of power loss to conserve battery. I was awakened by the APC alarm (light sleeper) and witnessed the software successfully shut down PC at the 5 minute mark. We lost power for over 5 hours and the APC was able to conserve battery for exactly 5 hours and 23 minutes after it shut down PC. The event was accurately recorded in the APC software."
Today only, it’s 24 percent off.
Shop it: APC UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector, $130 (was $170), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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