What type of device provides power to a computer and allows it to be safely shut down in the event of a power loss?
- surge suppressor
- uninterruptible power supply
- standby power supply
- power inverter
An uninterruptible power supply or UPS contains a battery backup that provides consistent power through brownouts and blackouts until the battery power is emptied. Many UPS systems can safely shut down a computer prior to the loss of battery power.