DCC meets SOHO backup power requirements with APC Back-UPS

Unstable power, power outages and voltage fluctuations are an unfortunate reality of doing business in South Africa, and aside from causing lost productivity these power issues can also damage sensitive equipment .

April 11, 2013

Unstable power, power outages and voltage fluctuations are an unfortunate reality of doing business in South Africa, and aside from causing lost productivity these power issues can also damage sensitive equipment such as PCs and servers, costing businesses even more money. Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has the ideal solution to address the power challenges of the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market – the APC Back-UPS backed by Schneider Electric brand.

The APC Back-UPS is a battery backup solution with surge protection for IT equipment and PCs, ideal for the SOHO or home user. It provides enough battery backup power to enable users to safely shut down their work during power outages, while safeguarding equipment against damaging power surges and spikes. The device is specifically designed for use in areas with rugged power conditions, and features an automatic voltage regulator (AVR), which instantly adjusts high and low voltages to safe levels for IT equipment.

“SMEs and home users face the same IT challenges and frustrations as large organisations, yet they often do not have the resources of the enterprise to resolve these issues. When it comes to vital protection of your equipment, an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) such as the APC Back-UPS is the ideal solution to power instability. It meets the needs of the smaller user at a price that suits their budgets,” says Elrica Quick, APC Specialist at DCC.

The Back-UPS features up to four standard South African three-pin plugs for direct connection of equipment including PCs, printers, home and small office IT equipment and notebooks. These battery backup and surge protected outlets keep critical devices running when the power goes out or fluctuates outside of safe levels. These specific Back-UPS’ are also a line-interactive unit, in other words the UPS is able to tolerate continuous under-voltage brownouts (drop in voltage) and overvoltage surges without consuming the limited reserve battery power.

PowerChute software provides unattended shutdown of servers and workstations in the event of an extended power outage and also monitors and logs the UPS status. A two-year warranty with free telephonic and online technical support offers peace of mind, and an easy to set up one step battery connect allows users to be up and running in a matter of minutes.

“Lost data and lost productivity both result in lost income, something which can be detrimental to the SME market. When it comes to computers and IT equipment, the old adage ‘better to be safe than sorry’ definitely applies. The APC Back-UPS gives SME and home users the confidence to be sure that they are safe from power instability, and ensures that data and equipment are protected at a cost-effective price that suits their pockets and their needs,” Quick concludes.

The APC Back-UPS is available immediately from selected resellers.