CyberPower vs APC | Best Budget UPS for Synology NAS, NBN & Home Security

In this review we review the two best budget Uninterruptible Power Supply units by the two biggest brands in UPS history. Testing the CyberPower Value SOHO LCD 1500VA and APC Back UPS BX1400U to see if they can handle a home security camera, Synology DS1815+ NAS drive, TP-Link wifi router and NBN connection box.

What is a UPS?
A UPS is a car battery for your home electronics, it stays plugged in between the wall socket and your home electronics to smoothen out any power surges and provide backup power in case of any power outages. For home security a UPS is essential for keeping your NBN connection running during a power cut, allowing devices such as wifi routers and home security monitors running in case say a turns off the power before breaking in, your home security unit will still have power to catch them in the act. It’s also essential for keeping NAS drives turning off gracefully in case of a power cut, avoiding data loss and disk errors.

APC Back UPS BX1400U -
Features 6 mains or kettle power sockets (depending on your region), a usb port (but no provided cable). Comes with a long power lead (very useful).
Cairoloves: (1/5) Detected by Synology DiskStation, however doesn’t turn off as instructed. In our tests the battery constantly overloaded after 30 seconds to 2 minutes and cut off power to our connected devices (almost damaging the data on our NAS drive).

CyberPower Value SOHO LCD 1500VA -
Features 4 mains power sockets, a usb and serial power. Comes with a USB cable and short power lead.
Cairoloves: (5/5) Works fully with Synology DiskStation. LCD panels gives you accurate power information.