Many common PC issues with Quickbooks software and Windows will be prevented with a sufficient battery backup solution.
Sudden power loss can corrupt your Quickbooks and Windows installation, causing startup and connectivity issues.
- Brownouts and power losses can weaken the internal components of your computer or damage them.
- If your computer shuts down unexpectedly while you’re using it you’ll lose any unsaved work, which will be a huge loss if you’ve been working on an important project for an hour or two.
- Power surges and lightning strikes can damage or completely destroy your expensive computer equipment, and while a standard surge protector can help somewhat, the surge suppression built-in to most battery backup units is far more effective at reducing or eliminating those dangerous surges.
Some battery backup units also contain line conditioning circuitry which ensures a steady supply of clean voltage at 60 HZ.
Battery backups are rated in wattage and estimated run time for different types of workstations. (Laptops, All In Ones, Desktops)
Personally, I won’t purchase a battery backup that supplies less than 300 Watts because personal experience has shown that anything less is inadequate for powering today’s PCs and monitors. That way when the power goes out you’ll have enough time to save your work and properly use Windows to shut the computer off.
APC and CyberPower are two of the most popular brands that we recommend looking into first. We recommend that you opt for at least a 450 Watt unit even though it typically costs a few dollars more. Of course models with line conditioning built-in cost more still, but I believe the extra investment is definitely worth it.
Amazon offers a full line of UPS/ battery backup units at great prices, and most of them come with free shipping!