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Textbooks? Check!
Pens and pencils? Check!
Battery backup? …

The list of equipment needed within the classroom is ever-growing. Long gone are the days of just needing pencil and paper, and for good reason! The development of technology has opened a new world of opportunities students can use to learn. These new resources come at a price though. To support these new ways of learning, schools will need a reliable IT infrastructure to keep everything running smoothly.

With electrical equipment now becoming mission-critical products for schools, they will need to find ways to ensure this equipment stays running at all times. The best way they can do this? With an APC battery backup of course! Let’s explore how a battery backup has become vital for students to succeed.

Why do you need a backup?

It is no secret that technology is slowly taking over. There aren’t many areas of life left where it isn’t involved somehow, and education is no different. With remote learning becoming increasingly more popular, we will need to adapt to new requirements.

Even without remote learning, the reliance on online resources are quickly growing! With a world of teaching aids and resources at our fingertips, including these online resources in lessons helps make lessons more fun and engaging for students and teachers alike! This also extends to homework and outside communication, with new learning management systems needing students to be able to access these online resources at home.

With this increasing involvement of online resources and classes, students will need reliable access to the internet and their devices in order to succeed.

How will a backup help you?

School can be stressful enough without adding power worries too. If your power or internet goes down there are many ways this can affect your education:

  • Missing vital information for an upcoming exam
  • Preventing you from studying for as long as the power outage lasts
  • Interrupting important team planning for a project
  • Inability to access your homework or an important message about your next class
  • Being disconnected in the middle of a presentation
  • Missing important deadlines as you cannot submit your work
  • Shutting down work before it has been saved, losing hours of hard work

…and the list goes on. It can also affect your motivation and productivity levels if you face minor power blips that force you to lose your flow.

Outages can be caused by all sorts of factors, causing them to be more frequent than you may think. For further information on the causes of power problems, check out our blog on how power disturbances can affect your home.

This is where a UPS can come in handy. Take away that worry of power disturbances affecting your work by investing in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system to provide you with the battery backup you need to succeed!

What is a UPS?

An uninterruptible power supply, or a UPS, is a device that can offer you protection against all types of power issues, from blackouts to power surges. They provide you with battery backup protection for all your devices. Depending on the UPS you choose, it can keep your equipment running for hours! This can potentially provide you with enough power to get you through the entire blackout, or if not it will definitely give you the time to save your work so you don’t lose any valuable work!

What is the best UPS option for you?

Our top picks of UPS models for at home use are the Back-UPS, the Back-UPS Pro, and the Easy UPS. Here are some more information on the models to help you choose the best one for your needs!


  • Intelligent battery management
  • Battery failure notification
  • Automatic self-test
  • Audible alarms
  • Battery and surge protected outlets

APC Back-UPS Pro

APC Back-UPS Pro

  • Customizable voltage-transfer points
  • Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • Battery failure or disconnected notifications
  • Cold-start capable
  • Intelligent battery management
  • Automatic self-test


  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Intelligent battery management
  • Battery failure notification
  • Cold-start capable
  • Boost Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)

This is just a brief look at the APC UPS Range, if you require more Schneider Electric equipment for your business, you can check our Schneider Electric microsite for a wide range of APC products to suit your needs.


Other Schneider Electric products Available from Comms Express:

Server Racks & Accessories | NetBotz Security and Environmental Monitoring | Extended Warranty | Accessory Extended Warranty | Power Distribution Units | Uninterruptible Power Supply


If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

Until next time…