If thunderstorms are getting you (and your home's electricity) down this summer, head over to Amazon today. The online retailer is throwing a one-day sale on APC uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and surge protectors. The sale ends just before midnight on Wednesday evening Pacific time.
If you're not familiar with a UPS, it's a battery supply designed to protect your critical equipment (like a PC) from shutdown during a power outage. These batteries offer enough power to safely shut down and wait for the power to come back up.
First up, we've got the APC 850VA UPS and surge protector for $80, down from the usual $100 and the all-time low price. This surge protector features nine outlets. Six are for surge protection and battery back-up, the other three are surge protection only. There are also two USB charging ports with 2.4 amps shared.
Next, we've got the higher-capacity APC BR1500MS 1500VA UPS for $162, down from $209. At this writing there were very few left. The UPS has ten power outlets. Six are for battery back-up and surge protection, the other four are for surge protection.
There aren't a ton of options in this sale, but some very good value.