Computer Battery Backup

Computer battery backup or UPS (uninterrupted power source) is absolutely essential for businesses and individuals whose very economic lives depend on information not being lost due to sudden power utility blackouts. Waiting for imminent emails that contain vital information and suddenly all power is gone may be, in some cases, a make or break situation. If this is a possibility for a person's situation, then very inexpensive computer battery backup units are available. For less than fifty dollars, a unit with its software can automatically logs and saves open files the instant a power failure occurs, and then shuts the computer down. The unit can provide between six and ten minutes of run time. Another unit, costing about one hundred and eighty dollars can provide 1500 volts of power and thirteen minutes of backup time. In most all battery backup systems, an alarm will sound when the unit goes into operational mode and when its own battery is failing.

Amazingly, because all of these units also act as surge protectors, these devices offer large dollar warranties for system damage, and while the warranties may have some caveats, there is still some impressive money for electronic failure offered by various manufacturers. Even the manufacturer of the forty six dollar unit offers thirty five thousand dollars for equipment damage if customers' gear is plugged into its unit and harmed. As the ups units get larger and more expensive, so do the capabilities and the amount of the equipment warranties. For a little over three hundred dollars, a battery backup systems unit can provide almost seven minutes of backup power for eight sources such business critical fileservers (Intel or UNIX based), minicomputers, network switches and hubs, Point of Sale, retail/bank back office and ATM's. That's enough time to have fast acting employees to save files and log out successfully. This particular unit offers a hundred and fifty thousand dollar warranty for equipment damage.

But what about home use? Is there an alternative to noisy, gasoline powered generators to run a few appliances or act as computer battery backup in case of a power outage? The answer is yes and some of these units, while perhaps more expensive than a good gas generator, offer some very good options for the consumer. These battery backup systems offer a clean and quiet way to have a computer and a lamp, or a small television and a refrigerator on for many hours. "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothes in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels." (Revelation 3:5)

One particular company offers advanced battery backup systems that are, of course, more expensive but much more realistic in terms of usefulness. For about two hundred dollars, a four hundred watt UPS can provide laptop power for fifteen hours, a desktop for five hours, a lamp for nine hours and a 13 inch LCD television for about ten hours. A combination of small TV, cordless phone, radio and table lamp will run for four hours. A five hundred dollar eighteen hundred watt computer battery backup system or UPS can run a twenty inch television or computer and monitor or pellet stove or electric garage door opener or fridge or even electric gates for about four to five hours. A sixteen hundred dollar UPS unit that weighs over two hundred pounds when its batteries are installed can run a cordless phone, twenty inch LCD television, radio and desk lamp for fourteen hours, or a desktop computer for twenty six hours, or a wireless router and modem for two hundred and eight hours or a laptop computer for twenty five hours.

Is such an investment in battery backup systems worth the cost? How quickly does the reader's local utility service respond to outages in your area? What would a prolonged power outage mean in terms of livability or even survivability in the dead of winter in the Midwest or Northeast? Those fortunate to have relatives nearby or the means to obtain warm lodging at a motel or hotel are blessed and may not need to consider such a purchase. For others who may have medical conditions such as sleep apnea and respiratory ailments, the dependency on electrical units are extremely important. Going outside in knee deep snow to start and maintain a fossil fuel generator may not be a viable option. And what happens if there is a well from which water is drawn and there is no power?

As far as the need for computer battery backup goes, if everyone just backed up their work every so often during the day, there would be no problem, and granted, some software applications have provisions for doing that for the user, but there are other times when the ten minutes in between automatic software data saving moments that a flash of genius shows up. Perhaps it's with that song lyric or that album cover design or that special love letter crafted so carefully or any of a million other things that cannot be recreated no matter how hard we try. And the power is gone and the screen goes blank, and so does our genius or at least the inspiration and we can remember those words talking about a forty five dollar UPS and we wonder at what might have been.

Build Your Own Laptop Computer

Build your own laptop computer if you are gifted with the do-it-yourself gene, but keep in mind, it is not always the most practical or inexpensive way to acquire a laptop. The project could be compared with building a car by buying parts at the junkyard. Of course it can be done, but it will cost a lot of money. To build your own notebook computer, great knowledge about the project is important. There are instructions to be found online, and books available that have instructions for different options.

The instructions include basic vocabulary, and explanations of the functions of PC parts, obviously necessary when buying the components of a PC. Practical information about parts will make the PC function better while saving money on features that sound great but do little for the owner's benefit. The latest edition of a how-to computer book should describe details of buying a state-of-the-art computer with all the bells and whistles needed. The most helpful instruction book will have plenty of photographs to illustrate each step. Along with the instructions on how to build your own laptop computer, a person will find troubleshooting techniques that will ensure the ability to use the laptop when finished.

It is important to determine just what is needed before beginning to build your own notebook computer, and then find the best prices for all the parts. No matter how well planned, it is going to cost more to build your own laptop computer than buying one from the manufacturer. For most people, the search for a laptop that will do the work they need done at the price they can afford will be much more practical than building one from scratch. Most people don't have the knowledge to build a laptop, so if a person has knowledge, patience, and money, this may be a viable option.

For most people, simply upgrading a basic laptop is as close as they will ever come to building a laptop. Manufactures of computers are generally very willing to help a customer to upgrade in any way he chooses, but they don't help anyone in their project. Finding the right instruction book is important, or finding a mentor in the community who is in the business of making computers that would be able to be a guide is a great start. With proper instructions, you can build your own notebook computer. 2 Peter 2:9 reminds us "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:" Without persistence, patience and God's approval nothing is possible.

Best rated computer laptops are important to research in order to get the most product for the dollar. When shopping around for the best deal, the problem is that many do not know exactly what they are looking for. But that is something that can easily be taken care of. The very first thing to look at is the basic model. A computer does not have a lot of extra things, but the basic model is considered one of the best rated notebook computers due to the fact that a person is able to write essays. However, it does not come with things to help make presentations and does not come with games.

There are options that will come with wireless capability, making it easy to surf the Internet at coffee shops and bookstores and anywhere else where wireless capability is which is perfect for business or personal use. A person will also find that the best rated notebook computers will have a DVD ROM to play movies. These models have everything that is needed in them and although they may be more expensive, they are much higher in quality. Before shopping for the best rated computer laptops, spend some time in prayer about what is truly needed and don't focus on spending anymore money than is necessary. The Lord will provide wisdom about what to get. The Lord will help anyone make all the decisions that are needed to make. "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints," (Ephesians 6:18)

The business model is one of the best simply because a person will find that this level of product comes with a lot of extra things and is one of the best rated notebook computers because the user is still able to write essays and check email, but comes with some extra features as well. This computer will also come with a CD-ROM drive. In fact, a person will have all of the business needs met extremely easily. Since this model only has the business basics, the owner will find that they are able to get it at a reasonable price without having to worry about spending a lot of money.

Whatever model is chosen to buy, it is important to carefully evaluate personal needs. There is no reason to spend more money than needed. When researching the best rated computer laptops, consider talking with a trusted friend or experienced business owner about the options in consideration. The opinions of these individuals may be even more important than the information found in guides. Have patience in the final decision in order to find the best deal as well as the best personal choice.

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