Saturday, May 25

Load Shedding Solutions: 3 Mini-UPS Products Under R2,000 to Keep Your WiFi Running

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Load shedding has become the bane of many South Africans’ existence, often interrupting your day, evening, or whatever important task you’re trying to complete. As a result of regular outages, many South Africans are now scrambling to find load shedding solutions in products that help keep the power on. To keep you out of the dark, and at the very least, your internet running, we’ve rounded up three WiFi-powering options that won’t break the bank.

WiBox

Estimated price: R1,299

WiBox

The WiBox is a plug-and-play mini UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), designed by Arion Power, to power your router and fiber box during power outages. The WiBox features a 7.2Ah battery and 84WH rating, giving you about 4 hours of battery life. Furthermore, it’s super easy to install and requires little to no tinkering to get going. The WiBox is compatible with all DC Fiber, ADSL and LTE setups. This is a great no-hassle load shedding product for keeping the internet going immediately after the power goes out.

Superfly Mini UPS

Estimated price: R799

Superfly Mini UPS

The Superfly Mini UPS is a small and extremely portable load shedding solution to keep your internet, smartphone, or CCTV system running throughout a load shedding session. It features 4x 2,500mAH batteries in its housing, an output voltage switch to adjust for your router type (9 or 12 volt), overload and short circuit protection, and a battery meter display. This affordable mini UPS can be charged independently and is a great way to keep your internet going during a power outage.

Gizzu 8800MAH Mini DC UPS

Estimated price: R999

Gizzu 8800MAH Mini DC UPS

From power failures to unexpected blackouts, Gizzu’s mini UPS is here to keep you connected. It has multiple intelligent protection features from over-charge and discharge protection to short circuit prevention. This UPS allows for voltage selection, broadening the number of devices that it works with. It features a high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery, power over ethernet (PoE), wider AC voltage range of 100~240Vac, smart chip control, voltage selection, and only weighs in at 460g. If power failures have got your stressing, then this cost-effective load shedding product is a must.

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