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Power outages can occur almost anywhere in Russia. The wiring located inside the walls of the room may be to blame for this. Or some problems in the so-called “shield” lead to this. More global interruptions are also possible when something happens inside the substation. But a sudden loss of electricity can lead to a breakdown of one or another device. In this regard, the online magazine Expertology recommends that you consider buying an uninterruptible power supply. Here we will talk about the main aspects of choosing such a device, as well as about the best models among those present in Russian stores.

How to choose a UPS?

  1. If you take a look at the list of existing uninterruptible power supplies, you will be surprised at their diversity. From each other, such devices can differ very much, almost dramatically. This is due to the fact that different UPSs can have completely different purposes. That is, first the buyer needs to decide on what electrical appliance the device will be used to connect. Some devices are relatively modest in size, and they can only power some small electronics. But if the UPS turns out to be larger, and its output power (indicated in watts or volt-amperes) is noticeably higher, then the product will even cope with the transfer of energy to a computer with a top-end video card. There is also a separate class of uninterruptible power supplies designed to connect refrigerators, gas boilers and other similar equipment.
  2. If we talk about the technical characteristics of the UPS, then pay attention not only for power, but also for operating time. After all, it depends on this parameter how much time you will have, for example, to save the document. Let’s say the device can have a power of 500 W and an operating time of 3 minutes. This means that when you connect a less powerful computer after a power outage, you can work for another five to six minutes. Some models support the installation of additional batteries, sometimes a separate case is used for this – this will increase the operating time. However, do not forget that, first of all, the UPS serves to stabilize electricity, the creators focus on this function, they rarely think about capacious batteries.
  3. All uninterruptible power supplies can be divided into three categories. The simplest and cheapest UPSs belong to the backup type – such devices have passive filters, the transition to their own batteries is carried out in the absence of voltage or its very strong increase. For some devices, such a UPS is contraindicated; switching to power from the built-in batteries can be too long. In this regard, interactive devices with a stepped voltage stabilizer operate much faster. Moreover, such UPSs try to switch to using batteries only with a very strong voltage change, which prolongs their service life. Double conversion UPSs are also available. Such devices should be bought by owners of expensive equipment – they have better reliability, excellent voltage stabilization and a very long service life.
  4. Remember that when choosing a UPS, you need to pay attention on the power connectors used in itI. By the way, additional interfaces may be present on the device. With their help, for example, you can protect a local network or a telephone line. If the device has a USB interface, then you can count on the ability to globally configure the device using a computer and the corresponding software.

Rating of the best uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

Nomination

place

Name of product

price

The best uninterruptible power supplies for computers

one

Powercom Imperial IMD-1200AP

9 600 ₽

2

APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Pro BR900GI

13 600 ₽

3

Ippon Smart Power Pro 1000

7 930 ₽

four

Powercom Imperial IMD-825AP

6 070 ₽

The best UPS for household appliances and gas boilers

one

Powercom VGS-1500XL

19 213 ₽

2

Ippon Innova G2 2000

21 390 ₽

3

P-Com Pro 3H

42 000 ₽

The best UPS for home with regular outlets

one

P-Com Pro 3S

49 350 ₽

2

INELT Monolith K1000LT

18 180 ₽

3

APC BY SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BACK-UPS BE550G-RS

6 560 ₽

The best uninterruptible power supplies for computers

Powercom Imperial IMD-1200AP

Rating: 4.9

Powercom Imperial IMD-1200AP

A very good UPS for those who are not ready to spend more than 11 thousand rubles on such a device. The device is able to provide power to almost any computer – this is evidenced by the high output power, reaching 1200 VA. In the event of a power outage, the user will have about half an hour to shut down the PC correctly. You can connect to the product not only a monitor with a system unit, but also some peripherals – four sockets are definitely enough for this. There are also two additional sockets here, but they are connected only to a voltage stabilizer, they do not receive battery power. Please note that all sockets are IEC 320 C13 type (“computer plug”).

The device has an interactive type of work. This means that switching to battery power is very fast – as little as 4 ms. At the same time, the device does an excellent job of stabilizing electricity – surges in the network will definitely not force you to switch to battery operation, but they will definitely not reach the PC in its original form. There is an LCD display on the UPS case, which displays the main parameters. You can change some operation algorithms through a computer by connecting to a USB connector. A full recharge of the batteries here takes about six hours. Like almost all representatives of this rating, Powercom Imperial IMD-1200AP allows you to change batteries (they do not last forever), including hot swapping. This UPS can also please with the ability to protect the local network. In a word, this is a very good 13-kilogram uninterruptible power supply, which should more than suit any ordinary user.

Advantages

  • Fast switchover time to battery;
  • The cost cannot be called extremely high;
  • Easy and fast battery replacement;
  • Not very large size and weight;
  • Local network protection is possible;
  • There is an LCD display;
  • There are two additional outlets;
  • Built-in four battery-powered outlets;
  • Long working time;
  • Sufficiently high output power;

Flaws

  • The device turned out to be quite noisy;
  • The font on the display may appear very small.

APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Pro BR900GI

Rating: 4.8

APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Pro BR900GI

One of the most modest UPS in our ranking. If the instance discussed above has very capacious batteries, then this model focuses on stabilizing the incoming electricity. Of course, batteries are also available here, but at full load they provide only 4.6 minutes of operation. However, this is quite enough to save the document and turn off the computer. And if the load is half, then the operating time increases to 16.3 minutes.

It is not recommended to connect a computer with a gaming video card to this uninterruptible power supply. The fact is that the output power of the product does not exceed 900 VA (540 W). Like the previous model reviewed, this UPS offers four battery-connected outlets. The difference lies in the fact that the number of additional outlets is equal to the same four pieces. That is, you can stabilize the voltage for a whole zoo of devices! And yes, this model also belongs to the interactive type. However, the switching time to the battery is quite long here – it reaches 8 ms.

The sockets used here are of type IEC 320 C13. Present on the UPS case and an LCD display – it allows you to get acquainted with the current properties of electricity. The UPS is also able to please with sockets for connecting a local network and a telephone line. Claims to the manufacturer can only be about the battery charging time, up to eight hours. However, in most cases this parameter does not play any role.

Please note that reviews on this model are written not only in a positive way. Unfortunately, users note a high percentage of defects – almost half of the released uninterruptible power supplies fail after one to two years. Therefore, we still do not recommend buying this device, having settled on some other model.

Advantages

  • Can protect the telephone line and LAN;
  • At half load, the device provides up to 16 minutes of operation;
  • Hot-swappable batteries;
  • A large number of sockets;
  • Step voltage stabilization is used;
  • There is an LCD screen;

Flaws

  • Long battery charging time;
  • The high cost of the UPS and its batteries;
  • The service life cannot be called particularly long;

Ippon Smart Power Pro 1000

Rating: 4.8

Ippon Smart Power Pro 1000

Another interactive uninterruptible power supply in our rating. It is also primarily intended for connecting a computer and peripherals, as evidenced by the type of sockets used here. In total, the device is endowed with six sockets, but only four of them are connected to the batteries. All of them belong to the computer type. Voltage stabilization here occurs in a stepwise manner. If the voltage in the network disappears, then literally in 8 ms it switches to batteries. Their full charge is enough for about 5 minutes of operation at half load. Most often, this time is enough for the computer to shut down properly.

As befits all the devices included in our rating, the product has a decent output power. 600 W – this parameter indicates that the device will provide electricity not only to a monitor with a system unit, but also, say, a printer. Even on the Powercom Imperial IMD-1200AP case there is a connector for connecting a telephone line. But there is no LCD display here – only LED indicators signal the operating mode. But on the other hand, there is a USB interface that allows you to configure the functioning of the UPS at your discretion.

Advantages

  • Battery charging time – only 4 hours;
  • The cost does not exceed 9 thousand rubles;
  • The weight of the device is only 9.6 kg;
  • High output power (1000 VA);
  • There are two additional outlets;
  • Four sockets are connected to the batteries;
  • Can protect the telephone line;
  • There is a USB connector;

Flaws

  • No LCD display;
  • Decent noise level;
  • Reliability cannot be called high;
  • Short working time;

Powercom Imperial IMD-825AP

Rating: 4.7

Powercom Imperial IMD-825AP

One of the most compact uninterruptible power supplies in our ranking. The weight of this “baby” does not exceed 7.4 kg. Of course, on the case of such a small device there could not be a place for an abundance of sockets. In total, the device offers five places for computer plugs. It should be remembered that only three of them are connected to the batteries, and this is already a critical parameter. The voltage stabilization here is stepped, and the device itself belongs to the interactive type. The manufacturer allows you to configure your UPS through a computer – the USB interface is designed for this. The current parameters are displayed on the LCD. When switching to battery power, which takes only 4 ms, an audible signal sounds.

The power of the product is 825 VA (495 W). We can safely say that the device can power any office computer. Most of all, the UPS will please with battery life – it is 15 minutes. But the battery charging time leaves much to be desired – it takes 6 hours to fill them with energy. The UPS protects not only equipment, but also the local network, the connector for which is easily located on the case. Perhaps the Powercom Imperial IMD-825AP is a great option for those who want to get their hands on a compact UPS.

Advantages

  • Long operating time at full load;
  • The cost varies from 6 to 7 thousand rubles;
  • It is possible to protect the local network;
  • Hot-swappable batteries available;
  • There is an LCD display;
  • There is a USB interface;
  • Minimum transition time to battery power;
  • Compact size and light weight;

Flaws

  • Not the largest number of outlets;
  • Not all instances correctly display battery charge.

The best uninterruptible power supplies for household appliances and gas boilers

Powercom VGS-1500XL

Rating: 4.9

Powercom VGS-1500XL

This device is significantly superior in its power to all previously considered uninterruptible power supplies. You can not be afraid to connect a gas boiler or some other equipment that consumes large amounts of electricity to this model. The output power of this UPS reaches 1500 VA (1350 W). At full load, the UPS provides up to three minutes of operation. Half load increases this parameter to 13 minutes.

The belonging of the UPS is evidenced by the fact that Euro sockets are used here, and not the usual connectors for computer plugs. Only two sockets can be found on the body of the device, both sockets are powered by batteries. You can also find a USB interface on the case, which facilitates detailed configuration of the device using a computer. The LCD display, which displays the current status of the device, should also please.

This UPS successfully copes with voltage stabilization, as well as protection against short circuits, overloads and high-voltage impulses. Also, without any problems, it eliminates all sorts of interference. The Powercom VGS-1500XL weighs just over 18 kg. As for the cost, Russian sellers are asking for more than 23 thousand rubles for this model.

Advantages

  • Excellent level of protection;
  • Battery charging time does not exceed 4 hours;
  • The settings are displayed on the LCD;
  • There is a USB port;
  • Very high output power;
  • Double conversion is used;
  • Long run time at half load;

Flaws

  • High price;
  • High noise level;
  • Only two sockets are used;

Ippon Innova G2 2000

Rating: 4.8

Ippon Innova G2 2000

An even more powerful unit. He got into our rating due to the presence of four outlets. It should be noted that they are all of the computer type (IEC 320 C13). And yet they are battery powered. The uninterruptible power supply itself has the form of an output signal in the form of a sinusoid. That is, the device uses double energy conversion. This provides an almost lightning-fast transition to battery power – the connected equipment will definitely not notice anything. The disadvantage of this solution is the noise, which reaches a level of 44 dB at certain moments.

The power of this model is 2000 VA (1800 W). There is an LCD display on the UPS case that displays almost all the necessary information. The product also has USB and RS-232 interfaces (the second one is not present in all modifications, so check this point further). Advanced users should be pleased with the SNMP support.

Advantages

  • High power;
  • Long run time at half load;
  • The battery charging time is 4 hours;
  • High input power factor (0.99);
  • There is an LCD display;
  • There are RS-232 and USB interfaces;
  • Very fast switching to batteries;

Flaws

  • The device may seem too noisy;
  • In Russian stores it costs 24 thousand rubles;
  • Dimensions cannot be called small;

P-Com Pro 3H

Rating: 4.7

P-Com Pro 3H

The most powerful double conversion UPS in our ranking. Its output power reaches 3000 VA (2700 W) – it’s hard to imagine what kind of electrical appliances would lack such a parameter. But the device is also very expensive – in some online stores the price tag reaches 42 thousand rubles. However, the output of some devices connected to the mains, failure can fly into an even bigger penny.

On the body of this model there are three euro sockets (CEE 7 standard). All of them are battery powered. The product has a very high input power factor, and it also has a fuse – this element is not found in every UPS. The manufacturer has not forgotten about the LCD display, which displays all the most important information. The socket for connecting a local network can also please someone. Of the other additional interfaces, only RS-232 can be distinguished. Also, the product allows you to expand your connection options by purchasing auxiliary accessories.

P-Com Pro 3H also has one serious drawback. The fact is that the above price includes only the device itself. Batteries will have to be purchased separately, and by no means can they be called cheap either.

Advantages

  • Built-in fuse;
  • There is an LCD display;
  • There is an RS-232 interface;
  • Long service life;
  • Excellent input power factor;
  • Huge power;
  • Almost perfect protection against overload and short circuit;
  • Does a great job of filtering noise.

Flaws

  • Very high cost;
  • Low efficiency (86%);
  • The UPS is sold without batteries;

The best UPS for home with regular outlets

P-Com Pro 3S

Rating: 4.9

P-Com Pro 3S

One of the best UPS for professional use. It is capable of delivering a maximum of 2700 watts, which is enough even for the operation of several irons. Of course, this device is designed to stabilize the electricity supplied to the most expensive devices, which it would be a pity to lose due to an accidental power surge. At half load, the UPS is capable of providing a five-minute run time. But is it necessary to say that most often the UPS will not be loaded even by 25%, and therefore the operating time will be noticeably longer?

Perhaps, this is perhaps the only representative of our rating, which actually does not have any significant shortcomings. You can only complain about the price tag, reaching 50 thousand rubles. Although not everyone will be satisfied with the fact that there are only three euro sockets here. However, if necessary, you can always use a splitter. The device also has other connectors, including a slot for additional interfaces. You can use P-Com Pro 3S to protect the local network. The current parameters are displayed on the LCD display. It is also impossible not to note the presence of a fuse here, which, if necessary, will work almost instantly.

Advantages

  • There is an LCD screen;
  • Excellent interference filtering and power failure protection;
  • There is an RS-232 interface;
  • Almost maximum input power factor;
  • Decent working time;
  • A double conversion is applied;
  • A fuse is used;
  • Huge output power;

Flaws

  • Weighs 28 kg;
  • The efficiency does not exceed 86%;
  • Very high cost;

INELT Monolith K1000LT

Rating: 4.8

INELT Monolith K1000LT

A relatively inexpensive uninterruptible power supply that sells for about 22 thousand rubles. We can say that this is one of the most affordable double conversion UPS, able to switch to battery power almost instantly. The savings forced the manufacturer to reduce the power to 1000 VA (700 W). However, this is quite enough to connect several electrical appliances. For this, two euro sockets are used here. Of course, they are both capable of being powered by batteries.

The UPS is able to boast of a low coefficient of non-linear overlaps – this parameter here does not exceed 3%. The RS-232 connector, which is used to configure the product via a computer, should also please. A nice bonus is the LCD display, which displays data on the current status of the UPS and the mains. Also, the light indicators located to the left of the display indicate certain operating modes.

Perhaps the main feature of the device is fast battery charging. The trouble is that the product comes without batteries, they will have to be purchased separately. Even more surprising is the fact that only two wires with terminals are included in the kit – in order to connect three batteries, you will have to make a couple more of the same cables yourself. This is not to say that it is difficult, but such an activity will definitely take you some time.

Advantages

  • Rapid battery charging;
  • Excellent input power factor;
  • Light weight;
  • Sufficiently high power;
  • There is an RS-232 interface;
  • High reliability;
  • Double conversion is used;

Flaws

  • Skimpy kit;
  • The fan is too noisy;
  • There are only two sockets;
  • Batteries must be purchased separately;

APC BY SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BACK-UPS BE550G-RS

Rating: 4.7

APC BY SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BACK-UPS BE550G-RS

The simplest UPS belonging to the backup type. The output signal here is in the form of a stepwise approximation of a sinusoid. The device itself resembles a surge protector, only it is much larger in size. In its upper part there are eight euro sockets. Only half of them are connected to the batteries, the rest can only boast of a stabilized voltage. It should be noted that large batteries in such a UPS could not fit, so the output power of the product is only 550 VA (330 W). That is, a UPS can power an office computer without a video card, but nothing more. I am glad that at full load the operating time is 3.2 minutes – this is definitely enough to save documents. At half load, the operating time rises to a quite sane 12 minutes.

Despite its apparent simplicity, the device from APC boasts a quick transition to battery power. It is also impossible not to note the efficiency, reaching 98.7%. This UPS protects not only electrical appliances, but also the telephone line – the corresponding connector can be easily found on the case.

As you might guess, an uninterruptible power supply for 6-7 thousand rubles. could not do without certain simplifications. Firstly, there is no LCD display – instead of it, the operating modes are signaled by light indicators. Secondly, when running on batteries, there is quite a noticeable noise. Thirdly, it takes 16 hours to fully charge the batteries.

Advantages

  • Very low price;
  • The switching time to the battery does not exceed 6 ms;
  • Decent runtime at half load;
  • High efficiency;
  • Telephone line protection possible;
  • Minimum dimensions and weight;
  • A large number of sockets;

Flaws

  • Very long battery charging;
  • Switches to batteries at the slightest power surge;
  • The output power cannot be called any high;
  • No LCD display;
  • High noise level;

Conclusion

This is a list of the best UPS designed to connect certain devices. If you live in a small village, using a water heater or boiler, then you definitely need an uninterruptible power supply. Such a device will also come in handy in the case of constant work on a computer in a room with not the best wiring – a sharp power outage will destroy the fruit of labor after the last save of the file. In a word, we recommend that you definitely think about the UPS. Practice shows that such a device is almost never superfluous.