We encounter numerous blackouts here where I live. I've heard of UPS's and other devices such as surge suppressors, etc...
My question is, aside from the integrated battery (which is said to provide around 15 minutes of 500W power in the more expensive models), what other features makes it the de facto name used for protection devices concerning power usage in computers?
In other words, whenever I presented my problem to anyone they say: "buy a UPS" so what do you say about that?
The power is cut around twice a week with a rather small surge in voltage immediately before it goes out. The problems to tackle here are data loss and possible hardware malfunction due to voltage/current surges.