How to keep your internet connection intact during a blackout.

How to keep your internet connection intact during a blackout.

All of our home devices, not just those immediately connected to a wall socket or a mains line, are severely disrupted by blackouts and power outages. The reason these devices (even ones that are powered by an internal battery like laptops and smartphones) suffer is because they are dependent on other tech systems and gadgets that are powered by a main electric line or socket.

The very heart of your network, your wireless router, if this suffers from receiving no power the amount of other devices it effects is huge.

During a blackout, the last thing you want to worry about is losing work that you are halfway through or being unable to contact friends, family, or even the appropriate emergency services.

Luckily, when it comes to your internet router there are many ways you can keep your portable tech connected to your home Wi-Fi network so you can preserve some sense of normality during a power outage. This article will provide you with a sure fire method of keeping your internet router powered during a blackout, so you don’t have to be completely cut off from the world even when it feels like you are.

How to keep your internet connection intact during a blackout.​

Protecting your network with a battery backup.

When your power goes out that obviously means your tech and appliances are no longer receiving the electricity they need to operate. One of the simplest ways to navigate this issue is by investing in a backup battery. Connecting one of these to your Wi-Fi router will ensure your device is able to continue remaining operational during a mass power outage. It is worth noting that these devices only offer a limited supply of power, so you may have to be selective during your online activity time while making sure to switch off your router when it is out of use.

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) is an intelligent energy-saving solution that is incredibly useful to have around when it comes to a home power outage. UPS’ come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their output power capacities, which determines just how long your chosen device will stay powered up. Many even feature surge and spike protectors, which help to protect your devices in the event of a sudden electrical anomaly that would otherwise cause damage to your tech

Investing in a UPS is always a worthwhile decision as it will ensure your Wi-Fi stays powered long enough for essential online tasks including getting into contact with friends and family, as well as receiving updates from emergency services or keeping you IoT connected security devices online and recording.

We are proud to be official partners with CertaUPS.  With over 23 years of manufacturing history, CertaUPS is perfectly placed to support the industry with industry leading warranties and technical support. All of the power protection solutions from CertaUPS have been designed and engineered to cope with the harsh electrical environments of not just today but also those of the future

We hope you have all the knowledge you need to ensure your internet router is able to stay powered up in the event of a blackout or a power outage. Staying connected to your friends and family, as well as the emergency services during such a tumultuous time is essential for your safety and the safety of those around you, so make sure you have all the necessary precautions and preparations in place to make sure you aren’t caught out the next time the power goes out.

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