APC vs CyberPower: The Best Battery Backup/UPS

The power cuts out for only a second, but it’s going to take you minutes – if not hours – to get back what you were working on.

A UPS ensures this won’t happen to you.

Over my years of working in IT, I’ve set up more battery backups than I can count.

In this guide, I’ll break down what to look for in a UPS and if you should go with APC or CyberPower.

Watts vs VA – Picking the Right Capacity

There are a lot of features separating different Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS’s). None is as important as the capacity.

You’ll see two ratings listed – Watts and VA (volt amperage). They both measure electrical power. Bigger numbers mean more powerful batteries.

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