Battery backup units allow you to continue using your network connection or computer system during utility power problems like outages or when utility voltage fluctuates outside of safe levels. In these cases, the battery backup unit will instantly switch your router, modem, computer and connected peripherals to battery power so you can continue to work without interruption. Another primary function of a battery backup is protecting your sensitive electronics from surges that travel along both utility and data lines. These surges can damage hardware components and destroy your stored data, like music, business files or pictures. Using a battery backup also allows you to access cloud based content and services with tablets and smart phones using your network. The Back-UPS series is the perfect backup for a wide variety of home and office needs and can be wall mounted or placed on or under your desk. It protects your networking equipment from damage or disruption, but can also protect computers gaming consoles, DVRs, and more.