The APC BGE70 is a small UPS designed to protect networking equipment such as modems, routers and Ethernet switches. With only 75W of power, it can’t power desktop computers, which explains why it's so affordable, costing only $27. This UPS will make sure that your network stays up longer during a power outage, giving you a chance to save your online data.
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Pro Extremely long battery life
This UPS will supply power for a 75W system for approximately 22 minutes, during an electrical outage. In the common use scenario where this unit is used to provide backup power to a standard20W network router, it can power it for as much as 90 minutes.
Pro Light and compact design makes it easy to place neat networking equipment
This UPS is quite small both in terms of size and weight, making it easy to place near your networking equipment. It also has side wall mounts that can be handy, since most networking equipment tend to be mounted on walls.
Pro Decent surge protection
With a surge energy rating of 120 Joules, it adequately protects networking equipment during a short power surge. This unit is not designed to be exposed to continuous and frequent brownouts and voltage spikes, but will be fine with the occasional voltage spikes/brownouts.
Con Insufficient power for uses other than protecting network equipment
This UPS is rated at 75W, which is enough for networking equipment, but insufficient for even a basic desktop computer. The APC BGE70 will easily supply plenty of power to a Wi-Fi router and still have room for a 24-port gigabit switch or any other low-power networking equipment, but not more than that.
Con No network line protection
Even though the BGE70 is designed for network equipment, it lacks network line protection capabilities. As voltage surges can occur on either power or network lines, you need to use a separate UPS with network line protection if you want to ensure total surge protection.