I’ve been using APC products for 25+ years now and they are the only UPS product I recommended and still do.
I really like this newer design, it doesn’t take up as much room as the older squattier design and with all the outlets on one side it’s easy to push this up against the wall and keep it out of the way. After unpacking you will have to connect the internal battery before use, there are plenty of warning labels stuck to the outside of the unit warning about this. It’s a simple process, just flip the unit over, slide open the battery compartment door, take out the battery and attach the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery. You will probably see a spark once the end of the cable touches the battery terminal, that’s normal. Once attached, put the battery back, put the cover back on and you are ready use. This one is rated at 330W max so you will want to keep the combined power rating of all devices attached below this number.
This model has 5 battery backup plugs, 2 surge protection plugs, and even has a USB charging port providing 1.5a. I haven’t had any problems charging any of the devices I hooked up to it, be it my cell phone, Bluetooth headphones, tablets, or anything else that accepts USB charging. It also has a USB port “cable included”, so you can connect it to your computer and use the PowerChute Personal software “downloadable on the APC website”. With it you can monitor your UPS unit and the software can also shut down your computer/laptop before the battery drains. We get a lot of power flickers here in MS during storms and with these I know my devices won’t be shutting off all of a sudden which is harmful to electronics.
I have more than one of these APC units around the house and this particular size is perfect for putting small computer, TV, modem, router, or anything that doesn’t draw a lot of power. I have one hooked up to 16gallon reef tank just in case of a short term power outage. It provides at least 30 minutes of power, to keep the water / air pumps and heater running. I do keep the lights on the surge protection plug so they don’t drain the battery too fast. For any possible outages longer than 30 minutes I have other solutions available. I also have another unit hooked up to my 3D printer, it will let it continue printing for at least 10-15 minutes, after an outage, “I haven’t had a power outage longer than 15 min lately so I’m not sure exactly how long it will last while the printer is running”, this at least provides enough time for the power to come back on, or for me to pause the printing so I don’t ruin a print job due to a sudden power loss.
This is another great APC product if you are looking for a good UPS unit that isn’t too expensive and can be used for many different things I’d take a look at this unit.