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Keep Your Lights On: Powering Home & Business with APC UPS

It’s easy to take energy for granted. At this point, it’s an expected part of our lives – whether it be for warmth, safety, entertainment, education, or work. But what happens when that power goes out?

This is where an APC UPS comes in handy! With a UPS in tow, you can continue to not worry about your power. If any power problems occur, your UPS will step in to switch your devices to battery power to keep them running. Your devices will seamlessly switch over to your UPS power without you even noticing a problem has occurred.

Key Takeaways:

  • Blackouts Be Gone: Uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) from APC provide backup when the lights go out, protecting your devices and data.
  • Surge Safeguard: APC UPS goes beyond blackouts, shielding your electronics from harmful voltage spikes and brownouts.
  • Home & Business Hero: Find the perfect APC UPS for your needs, whether it’s essential computer protection at home or keeping critical business operations running.

Q: How can I protect my home and business from power outages and surges?

A: Invest in an APC Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). APC UPS systems provide backup battery power and surge protection, ensuring your devices stay online and safe during blackouts and voltage fluctuations. Choose from a range of APC UPS models to fit your specific needs and budget.

Not only that, but your APC UPS also protects your electronics from power surges, brownouts, and other electrical disturbances that can damage your equipment. And with its sleek design and compact size, it won’t take up too much space on your desk or entertainment center.

Home Users

Many people assume that UPS systems are for businesses and offices, but they are just as helpful in the home!
Some ways a UPS can help include:

  • Peace of mind that your internet connection and devices are stable when working from home, gaming with friends, or during remote learning
  • Ensuring your heating stays on to keep you warm
  • Access to the best care in the comfort of their own home for those who need it
  • Ensuring you have 24/7 access in and around your home through electric garages, blinds, and security systems.
  • Keeping your lighting on so you can continue with your day

APC home users UPS uses

What UPS will you need?
UPS systems come with a range of features and are available in different strengths to suit its use. Here are some examples of why you might need a UPS at home and what APC UPS we recommend as a solution.

Reliable access management
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
Automatic blinds (<5) 150W Circa 10x open and close BE650G2-UK
Automatic blinds (>5) 150W Circa 10x open and close BE850G2-UK
Lighting 10W 1h BE650G2-UK
Electric gate 150W Circa 5x open and close BE650G2-UK
Garage door 500W Circa 5x open and close BE850G2-UK

Ensure home-office connectivity
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
ADSL Router 17W 2h30 BX750MI
Laptop 40W 1h BX750MI
Printer 50W 1h BX750MI

Protect your heating equipment
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
Pellets or fuel Boiler 100W 1h30 BE850G2-UK
Pellets burning stove 30W 2h30 BE850G2-UK

Protect your medical devices
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
Medical Bed 90W 60 movements BE650G2-UK
CPAP Machine 45W 2h BE650G2-UK



Power interruptions to businesses can be costly. If you power goes down in the office, you’re at risk of loosing data, preventing work from being completed, missing deadlines, ignoring customers, and overall damaging your reputation. This isn’t a risk that anyone wants to take, especially with such high stakes in place.

No UPS in the office can result in:

  • Disruptions in managing your stock levels
  • Missed calls from customers trying to place orders or from customers in need of help.
  • Delays in dispatching orders
  • Delays in processing orders or invoices
  • Corrupted or lost data and work
  • Loss of productivity
  • Tight deadlines being missed and relationships therefore damaged.

APC business users UPS uses

What UPS will you need?
Here are our top UPS solutions for potential problems you’re facing in the office.

Process customer orders and invoices
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
Cashier and Payment Terminal 100W 2h SMT1000IC
VOIP Phone 15W 2h SMV750CAI
Wifi repeater 17W 1h30 SMV750CAI
Router 15W 2h SMV750CAI
PC + Screen 120W 2h30 SMX750I

Protect your assets
Estimated power (watts) Autonomy Recommended UPS
Security and CCTV 330W 1h30 SMT2200IC
Sliding doors 150W Circa 300 open & close (1kVA)
Circa 600 open & close (2kVA)

For more help on selecting the best UPS for you, check out APC’s UPS selector tool here

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 | Uniterruptible 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…