Load shedding has become a part of our lives, and it seems will continue for the foreseeable future. As most of us still work and study from home, internet downtime is not a luxury we can afford. While we wait for a more permanent solution for this, getting a UPS can be helpful as a temporary one. We went online to do research on the best UPS based on customer reviews that will hopefully make it easier for you to shop for one. Here is our list:

UltraLAN Micro UPS (DC, USB & PoE) - 17W 8.8AH

  • An online rating of 4.6
  • It can power up two devices for up to 5 hours.
  • Ideal for LTE or fibre router and ONT.
  • Several clients do caution that the connecting cable is too short.
  • Price: R599

Gizzu 8800mAh UPS Dual DC

  • A rating of 4.8
  • It can power up two to three devices for up to 5 hours.
  • Ideal for LTE or fibre router, ONT, WiFi mesh system, IP cameras or even cordless phones.
  • It features an intelligent protective design which includes Over-Charge, Over-Discharge and Short Circuit Protection.
  • Price: R799

Afrihost DC100 Plus

  • A rating of 4.7
  • It can power up two devices for up to 4 hours.
  • Ideal for LTE or fibre router and ONT.
  • USB output for your smaller devices.
  • Price: R999

Vizia WiFi UPS 57 000mWh 5-24V Mini DC backup battery power UPS

  • A rating of 4.8
  • It can support three devices for up to 4 hours.
  • Ideal for LTE or fibre router, ONT or CCTV system.
  • It can connect up to 10 hours on one device and up to 4 hours on two devices according to client reviews.
  • USB output port to charge your smaller devices like mobile phone or tablet.
  • Price: R1499

RCT 3000VAS Line-Interactive UPS

  • A rating of 4.7
  • It can power up three devices for up to 4 hours.
  • Ideal for fibre or LTE router and ONT and CCTV system.
  • Offers full Overload, Discharge, Overcharge Protection
  • Two three pin plugs and USB port.
  • Several clients do caution that the fan is a bit noisy.
  • Price: R4782

It is important that you check the voltage on your devices before you purchase a UPS device. The estimated times here are based on 12V devices. Devices with a higher voltage will result in power getting used up quicker. These will also not power up all your electrical appliances in the house but should be able to power up two or three essential ones to get you through load shedding. If there is anything you would like to add, please leave your comments below or any of our social media pages.

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