Battery Backup for Your Work from Home Users’ Internet and Computers for Power Outages

by | Jul/7/2022

Assuming your remote workers’ temperature is ok, they can continue to work at home during short power outages.

You can encourage them to buy, or even issue them, a small uninterruptable power supply UPS for their Internet router. Laptops have built-in battery power. If a worker has a desktop computer or other networking equipment, those devices must be on a more powerful battery backup.

If you are comparing unit run times, watts are usually a better comparison than VA. A 500W UPS, around one hundred dollars, will probably run an Internet router for between one and two hours. You can ask your IT Pro if you want more details and find out their favorite brand name. APC, Tripp Lite, and CyberPower are popular brands. (The Foster Institute does not receive any compensation for mentioning brands, nor is this an endorsement of the brands. You might find it helpful to know what products our clients find useful).

Please forward this to your friends who might benefit if their workers stay connected during a power outage.