With the work from home setup we all have to rely on our routers for a reliable connection throughout the day. If you live in a region like me where power failures are common, you need to plug the router to a UPS to maintain uninterrupted internet (specially useful for long meetings). UPS ensures the router is powered by external power when power is available and switch over to UPS battery when no power.
In addition to a UPS, you can also use your Power Bank which you may have already purchased for your phone to power the router.
You can consider this approach if:
- You don't want to purchase a bulky UPS just for the router.
- You are fed up with unreliable/broken UPS switch-over delays and battery quality.
- You already have an unutilized power bank with you.
What you need:
- A router
- A power bank
- Step-up voltage convertor cable (Can be purchased at a very low cost compared to a UPS)
Verify your router power consumption:
Take a look at the bottom and it should mention something like this: