Load Shedding getting you down?
Keep the WiFi running with a Gizzu Router UPS – including professional installation in the greater JHB area.
This device offers up to 8 hours of backup power for your router and fibre connection and offers a multitude of improvements to our original Internet Power Unit.
- Powers 2 devices with inline battery backup solution
- Compatible with CPE/ONT devices from major fibre providers
- Compatible with most routers
- 6 Month Warranty on the unit
- Full Money Back Guarantee in the event of the solution not being compatible with your devices
We are unable to guarantee the functionality of the backup power solutions implemented by the networks (Eg. Fibre, ADSL or LTE providers). Most providers undertake to ensure that their networks are able to withstand power outages, and, in our experience, this is generally the case. Please check with your provider directly if you are uncertain about their ability to keep the connection live during outages.
We are only offering these devices inclusive of professional installation as there are considerable risks with DIY installations. We are also able to provide additional cables and adapters where required as part of this service.
See FAQs for additional information or get in touch with any questions.
We have a 14 Day money back guarantee on all of our router UPS devices for any reason. We will arrange for collection of the device and a full refund. Please get in contact with us as soon as possible if you would like to arrange this.
The installations are currently only applicable in the greater JHB area. A technician delivers the device and gets everything connected. The technician will also be able to assess for compatibility and advise on any other network or WiFi queries you may have.
We have been providing a variety of router power solutions over the last few years and have learned that in many instances they are not plug and play solutions. Incorrect polarity and voltage can destroy routers. Many routers use non-standard plug fittings or may have non-supported power requirements. We are able to leverage this experience and add value by ensuring a safe and professional installation and can assist with the required adapters, cables, extensions or connectors to ensure a fully working solution.
Not from us, no. If you are comfortable with tackling a DIY installation, please reach out to us and we will happily put you in touch with resellers who specialise in shipping the units as is. This will end up costing you less and should prove to be a simpler solution than getting one from us. Unfortunately, we are not able to sell the additional cables or adapters separately either. This allows us to stick to what we know, offering high quality technical solutions.
The Router UPS supports most standard WiFi routers. If you are concerned as to whether or not your router is supported, you are more than welcome to get in touch with us. If you find that the Router UPS doesn’t work with your router/CPE we will happily arrange a full refund and collection of the device. We are also willing to customise a solution for you, at no additional charge, in the event that your router requires a different size plug.
This is completely dependent on the devices you connect. In our experience, standard installations can easily achieve as much as 8 hours. The more advanced your networking equipment, the more power it is likely to draw and therefore the faster the batteries will drain. We offer a 14 day money back guarantee, so please feel free to test the uptime in your specific set up to ensure that you are happy with the performance.
The Router UPS supports most standard ADSL routers. For the solution to work, your ADSL line will have to make use of backup power at the exchange. This is usually the case, but we are unable to guarantee power on ADSL lines during power cuts or load shedding as it is completely out of our control.
The Router UPS supports most standard LTE routers. For the solution to work, your nearest cellular towers will need to have backup power in place. This seems to be quite unpredictable between different providers and areas and is something we are unable to guarantee as it is completely out of our control. We suggest checking with a phone or tablet to ensure that good signal remains during load shedding before purchasing a Router UPS.
The Router UPS supports most 15V, 19V and 24V Access Points that can be powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet). High end access points and VOIP phones often require higher voltage (generally 48V) and those would not be supported. If you make use of wireless extenders or lower range APs then additional Router UPSs would need to be purchased to support each device. Please contact us with your specific info and we will gladly advise on the best set up to meet your needs.
The cables included with the Router UPS are just over 1m in length. In the event that the routers are not very close to each other, you would need to purchase an additional Router UPS to support both devices. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.
The Router UPS uses the industry standard 2.1mm plug. We keep a number of non-standard adapters and cables in stock and can also assist with more nice requirements in many cases to build a customised solution. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
The Router UPS is designed to be very energy efficient and only draws power when the battery needs charge. The devices should have little to no impact on energy consumption.
No, the batteries cannot be replaced. The Router UPS uses much more advanced battery technology (Li-Ion) than our previous internet power unit products. These batteries have a much longer shelf life and cope with the pressures of Eskom significantly better than the previous iterations.
In general, the answer to this is no. The Router UPS is a very niche device aimed at solving a very specific problem. There are some exceptions to this, such as adding additional, low power devices, like a desktop switch – which can be discussed with us in advance. The Router UPS will NOT power computers, cellphones, TVs, etc. For these you would be better off looking at an inverter solution.
There are two possible solutions to this. Many routers actually accept a range of voltages and we would first attempt to see if there is a voltage that will work safely covering both devices. In the event of this not being possible, you may require two separate Router UPS devices – we would discount the cost of the second unit if this is required and would happily advise you on the best approach.
Most fibre companies and ISPs promise backup power during load shedding, and in most cases we have found this to be true. We have received reports of some areas where this isn’t always the case, so we recommend checking with your ISP and fibre provider before purchasing an Router UPS. We are unable to guarantee power from the fibre providers themselves as this completely out of our control.
The Router UPS is an inline device, meaning that it remains plugged into both the wall socket as well as your routers at the same time. The battery kicks in automatically, with no drop in power to the connected devices, and the battery charges up again as soon as power is restored. There is no user intervention required at all.
190mm x 40mm x 140mm
182mm x 107mm x 32mm
- High Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries
- Power over Ethernet (PoE)
- Wider AC voltage range of 100~240Vac
- Smart chip control
- Voltage Selection
- Over-Charge/Discharge protection
- Short Circuit prevention
- Input voltage: 100~240Vac/50-60Hz
- Battery: 2200mAh x 4 (Lithium-Ion)
- Output Voltage: 15, 19, 24Vdc
- Output Polarity: +4, 5 pins – 7, 8 pins
- Output Current: 15V/2.4A & 19V/1.8A & 24V/1.5A
- Output Voltage: 5, 9, 12Vdc
- Output Current: 5V, 9V, 12V/3A
- Always check the voltage, current and polarity of your device in order to confirm compatibility and to select the correct corresponding voltage when connecting to the UPS
- Charge the UPS fully before first use
- Dropping, damaging, disassembling, or repairing the UPS will void the warranty
- Do not let the UPS come into contact with water, fire or excessive heat
- Keep the UPS out of reach of children
This product carries a six-month warranty. We also offer a full money back guarantee in the event of incompatibility with your specific devices at the time of installation.
What’s in the Box:
- Gizzu Router UPS
- Power Cable
- 1 x extension lead (2.1mm)
- 1 x splitter – 2 x 2.1mm
- 1 x splitter 1 x 2.1mm and 1 x 1.3mm