Hello all, I've tried doing some research to understand the technical terminology for UPS and surge protectors, etc, but am still kind of confused plus have a few extra questions. After researching a bit on Mac forums, it appears that most people recommend getting a UPS for protection, which I'm fine with. I'd rather have more of a safety net than none. 1. I have a mid-2011 27" iMac, and would be running a few external hard drives and a printer with this UPS... so what kind of UPS would be sufficient? 2. I just moved into an older house and my office has one outlet alllll the way across the other side of the room. To efficiently wrap a cord around the room, I would need about a 10-12 ft cable, but have not found any UPS with that length of cord. So, maybe the bigger question is this: How can I safely extend the UPS? Plug an extension cord from the wall to the UPS? Get extension cords for my Mac, printer, externals and run all of them around the room to the UPS? How about plugging the UPS directly into the wall, and then run a surge protector from that to the computer station? 3. I don't want to drop 100 bucks on a box that I make obsolete or bypass by running extensions cords and what not. By running these cords would the UPS even function correctly? I just do not understand electric, surges, currents, etc enough to make a smart decision and need some advice! Thanks in advance, guys.