My 500VA APC backup got overwhelmed by the plethora of networking, computing, printing and scanning equipment I was trying to protect, and there was NO cable protection. My new BackUPS-750 gives me the adequacy, and the protection, I need for all of this and more. Of course, some things should NOT be on a UPS due to their draw, but now my home office is fully protected, and my wireless net as well. In tornado alley, it is important to have that wireless connectivity stay functional when the power is all over the place, and lightning fills the air. The footprint is not much different from before, but the capacity is greater, and my cable modem connection is now in the protection loop. Love it!