Its a Friday morning, you are tired from binge watching all seasons on Superstore the previous night. You have bags under your eyes but the show must go on. You grab a strong cup of coffee and log onto your laptop to see what work you have planned for the day. A bit of emails and a bit of streaming? That sounds perfect, maybe Showmax has a new season of Tiger you wonder…
At this point you really thank your lucky stars that you have an uncapped 20mb line with Telkom and can stream and do meetings all day.
Its 10am and you get a WhatsApp that your area wont have power from 1pm-4pm
This is a complete disaster, you have back to back meetings from 1pm and now you have to spend more money and buy more data
Does this story sound familar?
What if you had a mini-UPS just to keep your router going during load-shedding/Power-cuts? Just a small device you can plug in and can keep your router going for 3-4 hours
But then how do you pick the right Mini-UPS for you?
There are two factors to consider
1-How many devices need to be powered up for your internet connection? Do you have a fibre modem that plugs into the router?
2-What voltage and current does your router and/or modem consume?
Solution 1 : Ratel 418 Mini-UPS
-Comes with an adjustable 9/12V DC output selector so if your router uses a 12V or 9V input that will not be an issue.
-(4x2200ma Li-Ion) for 4-5 hours outer standby time
-Also comes with a POE interface for VOIP phones
This is a great solution if your internet provider provides you with a 3G/4G/LTE router that you slot a SIM card into.
Solution 2 – RATEL 430S Mini-UPS 30W
- 30W DC-to-DC micro UPS with USB, DC & Power over Ethernet (P.O.E) charging options
- Selectable DC output voltages of 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V
- 4 x 2200mA Li-Ion batteries ensure the system lasts for 3 hours at 20W load
- It has a 5V USB output, 9/12V DC output and 4x12V outputs for all your router needs.
- Has an input for a Solar Panel
With this device you can plug your Fibre modem and router as it has 4X 12V outputs