The portable choice:
EcoFlow RIVER Max Portable Power Station
Weighing only 11 pounds, this portable power supply offers 600W of power and allows you to connect up to 5 devices at once. The battery will charge for up to one year between uses. This is the UPS in my house and I have had a lot of success with it. It is the one that I carry during camping trips to charge my mobile devices. The device is next to my desk when I am at home.
Choice that pays off:
APC 2200VA Smart UPS with SmartConnect
This 2200 VA backup battery includes eight outlets, four of which provide backup of UPS battery power. The other four only offer surge protection. This model would last around an hour when the power runs out, which is enough time to shut down your Mac during an emergency. See also the other APC options. Larger UPS devices are sometimes available for less than smaller ones, thanks to Amazon sales.
Durable and convenient:
CyberPower CP1200AVR AVR UPS System
The CyberPower AVR UPS system is available in various prices and styles. This model, the 1200VA, includes five battery backup outlets and five that only provide surge protection. This UPS is ideal if you are new to systems like this as it is priced appropriately and has many ports for most people with a single computer.
- $ 141 at Amazon
$ 133 at Newegg
600VA APC UPS Unit
This is a low-cost solution that gets the job done in a pinch. It includes seven outlets, five of which serve as battery backup and surge protection, while the other two only function as surge protection. Wait about 20 minutes of use without power. That’s not a long time, but it will allow you to safely shut things down during a power outage.
- $ 62 at Amazon
$ 77 at Best Buy
Big and bad:
APC Smart-UPS 3000VA UPS with SmartConnect
Definitely made not to move, this UPS device includes six outlets, four of which can be used for battery backup. It will run for almost six hours without power. This is the UPS to use with your iMac, as it is not portable at all, just like the computer.
One to travel:
Aeiusny Portable Generator Power
This 500W portable battery is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Provides three AC outlets, four DC ports, and four USB ports. It could also run for up to six hours without power, depending on your settings. Of all those on the list, this is the one that interests me the most. For the price, you get a lot of ports and hours of power. This seems like a win-win, doesn’t it?