By Andrew Gould 12 June 2008


With load shedding becoming an everyday reality in South Africa, installing an alternative power source is no longer a luxury but a necessity. APC ’s Back-UPS RS650VA unit offers four power outlets, with 390 watts of power, extensive runtime and Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) technology.

The AVR feature enabled us to work through just about any power condition by supplying consistent power to the computer in case of over-voltage or brownout conditions, without running on battery. This unit also provided abundant battery backup power, enough to work through medium and extended power outages with runtimes of up to 46 minutes. With four outlets, three having battery backup and surge protection, and one with surge protection only, the Back-UPS RS also safeguards equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along utility and phone lines. It took around 24 hours to fully recharge this unit and if you value your hardware and data, like we do, this is a must have for any home or business.

Get it for R1069 from Computer Corporation on 08616-08616.

Runtimes of up to 46 minutes. Automatically regulates voltage.
Bulky machine that takes up office or home space.

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