Protect computers and other delicate electronic equipment from power surges and data loss with this APC Back-UPS uninterrupted power supply. It provides surge protection as well as battery backup so that nothing is damaged or lost during a thunderstorm. This APC Back-UPS uninterrupted power supply also includes a USB port for charging phones and other devices.
Cannot sustain rated load.
Posted by: gggonzalez from: Fort Myers, FL on
I purchased two units, one is working fine with a load of about 85-100 watts. However, the other one was working on a load of 180 watts, and it went into some kind of protection mode and shut down. I reset it by removing the battery, and tried again. A couple of days later, same thing. Tried it a last time, and boom, same thing. Tried it on a different computer, lower load, and boom, shut down. I replaced that UPS with an identical one from Best buy, and sure enough, within a few days, that started shutting down the same way. This leads me to believe its a design flaw. The unit does feel fairly light compared to similarly rated UPS's.
27 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Stay far FAR away
Posted by: Nogib from: on
Wow, these things are just terrible. Have exchanged twice already and every time they just randomly switch into some sort of fail mode after a day or two without ever going to battery backup at all. And this is with only a mere 80W load! These are designed for 360W. They are stuck in this fail mode for a few hours. Something is terribly wrong with these and until APC figures it out and addresses and fixes the problems, I would advise all potential buyers to avoid it.
32 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Did not do it's job
Posted by: dedb from: on
Bought this for my NAS, Router, and Modem. Happened to have two power outages and one surge two days after purchasing. Backup failed on each event. These components should have not lost power for at least 5 minutes. I returned and replaced it with the larger one with the display. I will not buy a UPS without a display again.
21 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Posted by: disappointed from: on
Bought 3 to replace an APC unit that failed just after the warranty period. Two of the new units went into shutdown for no reason and failed to restart. Am bringing the units back. Will not buy APC again.
Too bad the review does not rate 0 as that is what I would rate the product.
23 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: AcmarMan from: on
My computer constantly claims that it cannot communicate with the battery backup, despite it being plugged in. The backup shuts down the computer.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Confidence lost in APC products
Posted by: wakajazz from: on
I have owned many APC products over the years. This UPS however is being returned. Three times now the unit has 'crashed', resulting in a continuous tone and loss of power to the so called protected devices. Unplugging the UPS and holding down the power button is the only way to revive it.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Used it 1 Time
Posted by: kfsutops from: on
I bought this to help with power outages. The day before yesterday we lost power. The unit worked as advertised. Tonight, not so lucky. Apparently for some reason it didn't recharge after being used.
I guess this is a one and done piece of equipment.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DaveEvans from: Waynesville, NC on
I bought two of these units after disappointment with a different brand. These units function as expected and fit into a crowded space on the floor behind my desk. Interestingly, I have found it cheaper to replace whole battery back up units rather than purchase replacement batteries. I have many of these in my home and office. I suspect I will be buying more in the future. I expect to stay with this brand as I have been disappointed with other brands. They are the "Best Buy."
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: chrisman from: Central CA on
We bought this backup just to run the screen and computer so if we have a power failure in the middle of a project we will have time to save whatever we were working on and shut the computer down. Prior to the purchase of this product we had lost a few projects due to power loss, not anymore! Great product!
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great and simple UPS system
Posted by: DemonWolf from: on
I and my family have been using APC for our computer UPS since we started needing such a system. This unit is nice and small yet has the number of plugs and power requirement to be useful. Being new the plugs are a bit hard to set into at first, since then have become easier. Originally had me worried about breaking it, now a very nice assurance that my power plugs won't easily slip out.