Computer Talk Radio with Benjamin Rockwell

October 17, 2016

Computer Talk Radio discusses power protection and CyberPower with Marty Winston, tech trend watch and editor of Newstips Bulletin. Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power of your computer problems.

Silver Bullets and Surge Protectors

October 13, 2016

If you’re like most people, you have an invisible villain hiding in your television set, slowly sucking away your electricity and your money. This silent monster is called standby power, also known as vampire power. But you can get rid of it. Television sets and electronic devices often include a standby power feature. They draw a small

Productivity at the Point of Sale: Every Minute Counts

August 1, 2016

Every minute counts in today’s retail environment. Devices at the point of sale–such as scanners, scales, registers, printers, and credit card terminals-all rely on consistent power. Even the latest equipment can be stopped in an instant by a power failure. That’s where an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system can make all the difference. Research from […]

The Wirecutter Recommends CP685AVR as Best UPS

June 24, 2016

A review just published in The Wirecutter ranks one of our most popular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units as the best choice for power backup of a home network. Product reviewer Mark Smirniotis singled out the CyberPower CP685AVR: “It’s easy to set up, it has some of the most positive user reviews in its class, and it’s the most affordable unit we found.”

Preventing Common Power Problems

May 27, 2016

Solutions for Spikes, Surges, and More Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units (also known as battery backups) and surge protectors guard computers and other sensitive electronics against sudden changes in utility power. They provide a form of insurance for important equipment, preventing component damage and keeping the electric current flowing. Depending on the location and season, […]

Best Practices for Power Season

May 18, 2016

For people in North America, summer is power season. That’s when demand for electric power is the highest, especially from homes and businesses that use air conditioning. As that demand puts strain on what a power utility can provide, power problems become more common. Utility power is also vulnerable to severe weather, such as lightning, thunder storms, tornadoes and hurricanes. These weather events can affect transmission lines, utility poles, transformers, and other power delivery equipment.

How Does A UPS Work?

September 10, 2015

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS), also known as a battery backup, provides backup power when your regular power source fails or voltage drops to an unacceptable level. A UPS allows for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment. The size and design of a UPS determine how long it will supply power. […]

Improving Energy Efficiency with ENERGY STAR

September 1, 2015

Now in its twenty-third year, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that promotes energy efficiency as a way for businesses and individuals to save money while protecting the climate. Established in 1992 as an engineering research and technology program to reduce air pollution, ENERGY STAR focuses upon the […]

Green Your Sales By Going Green

November 1, 2009

If you’ve been looking at the power protection sales in your business as an add-on or afterthought, you could be missing growing sales opportunities. Consider these facts from research group Frost & Sullivan — the forecast for 2010 power protection revenues is $9.6 billion, which represents an 8.4% growth rate from 2009. One of the […]