Without UPS, a desktop won’t even last for a second when there’s a power outage at your place. Suppose you’re working on a project, and all of a sudden, there’s a power cut in your society. If you had made significant changes to the project but didn’t save the edited files, you may lose the modifications unless the editor or software you were using had updated the file automatically. Or imagine you’re playing a game and you’re very near accomplishing the game’s objective or completing the mission/campaign, and suddenly there’s a power outage. Games won’t save the snapshot of your progress automatically. You’ll have to replay the game to reach the point where you were before the power outage.
Another great reason to purchase a UPS is that the sudden voltage surge can damage the CPU’s parts, monitor, printer, etc. UPS systems will keep the voltage supplied to the CPU and other peripherals connected to the UPS at an average level.
As you can see from the above three examples, UPS is a very important computer accessory. If your old UPS has malfunctioned, or you’re purchasing a new desktop, or you don’t want the sudden power surges to damage your old computer’s hardware, you should get a UPS. You can buy UPS for a price starting at 2000 Rs. Below, we’ve covered the 5 great UPS you can buy below 3000 Rs:
Best UPS under 3000 Rs in India
BX600C comes with a 2Ah battery that offers a backup time of 1.15 hours, according to APC. It supports modems, routers, and computer peripherals that require lower input voltage than the CPU. The manufacturer APC has equipped BX600C with a surge protection system to make sure that voltage irregularities don’t affect the CPU or other connected devices in any way. This UPS ships with three batteries which will get charged fully within 240 minutes (4 hours). Its weight is 4.6 kilograms. The dimension of the BXC600 UPS under 3000 Rs is 237 x 107 x 218 mm.
Intex Power 725
Power 725 is an excellent alternative to Artis PS-600VA and APC BX600C. It features three output plugs and provides a backup time of up to 15 minutes. Thus, the Intex UPS gives its users ample time to save their work and shut down the PC safely. Power 725’s hardware carries a 2-year warranty, and its battery has a 1-year warranty. It includes a voltage regulator and overload protection system to protect your PC during sudden voltage spikes and weighs 4.4 kilograms. The dimensions of Power 725 Intex UPS are 4.72 x 5.9 x 9.8 inches.
Zeb-u725 by Zebronics is a budget microcontroller-based UPS system priced below 3000 Rs that features a 600 VA capacity lead-acid battery. Despite being cheap, U725 has good features. For example, it has a LED indicator and beep system. When the battery of Zeb-U725 is low on power, it will play a beep sound every 10 seconds, and if the UPS is overloaded, it will play the beep sound every 0.5 seconds. U725 has a special circuit to prevent the battery from getting discharged abnormally and overcharged. Zebronics Zeb-U725 is a good product. However, like any other electronic device, it has a drawback. Its only drawback is that it takes 3+ hours to get charged completely. The dimensions of this Zeb-u725 UPS are 12.7 x 5.5 x 8.6 inches.
Microtek Legend 650
Microtek’s Legend 650 is one of the latest UPS in India. It was launched in 2020, has a 12V/7 Ah battery, and costs below 2500 Rs. Legend 650 is a silent UPS. According to Microtek, it produces less than 40 Db noise. The UPS contains a circuit for preventing overcharging/over-discharging of the battery and a voltage stabilization system. Like some devices we’ve shared here, it takes 5+ hours to get fully charged. Legend 650’s weight is 4.48 kilograms only. Its dimensions are 100 x 281 x 143 millimeters.
600VA by Artis is one of the best-selling UPS under 3000 Rs in India. It is 900 Rs cheaper than APC BX600C and has a 7 Ah battery. The battery will keep the connected devices powered for 15 to 45 minutes. PS-600VA doesn’t make a lot of noise when it is working on battery mode. Its weight is 2.25 kilograms, and its dimensions are 270 x 900 x 140 millimeters. In addition to PS-600VA, Artis has introduced two more versions of PS-600A. One variant of 600VA is a router UPS. 1000VA variant is a heavy-duty UPS that you can purchase for a price of around 5K Rs. It offers 30 minutes of backup power to PCs.