APC - Back-UPS 650VA Battery Back-Up System - Black

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.
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Overview

What's Included


  • APC Back-UPS 650VA Battery Back-Up System
  • USB cable
  • Owner`s manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (907 out of 944)

Energy Ratings


Features


490-joule rating

Absorbs a high amount of energy to adequately protect your equipment and prolong the life of the unit.

7 NEMA 5-15 outlets

Include 5 with battery backup and 2 surge-only outlets to protect the equipment in your home office.

Full-time multi-pole noise filtering

With 5% IEEE surge let-through helps prevent interference.

Audible alarms

Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions.

USB connectivity

Provides management of the UPS via a USB port.

5' power cord

For easy room placement.

Building Wiring Fault Indicator

This LED informs users of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit.

Wall mounting sockets

Keyhole sockets for mounting the UPS in structured wiring closets, behind desks, in basements, garages, etc.

APC $100,000 equipment protection policy.


Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall UPS

    Posted
    ITBob
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    This is the newer line of APC UPS and the form factor is good, but depends on your application. It is taller than their old design, but smaller foot print on the floor. It has 5 battery outlets and only 2 surge only outlets and this could be a pro or con depending on what you want/need. The battery is user replaceable, but as of now it seems to be a non-standard size battery. I assume it will become a standard size once these have been out for a few years and people start needing to replace the batteries. I just hope the replacement batteries will be a reasonable price and available from 3rd party sellers. The USB charging port is a nice feature to charge cell phones or mobile devices and should be an easy way to keep users from plugging them directly into PC USB ports. These are still wall mountable, which I find a nice feature. However, the template that is in the manual is not to scale so you will have to make your own or measure carefully to get the screws in the right place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product but 1st one was defective

    Posted
    tdemore
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    The 1st Back-UPS purchased in September was defective. It would work for 2-3 days then cutoff power and emit a high pitched tone until shut off. It had to be shutoff for several hours before it would work again. I contacted APC support via email and they responded in less than a day, giving me a procedure to "reboot" the product. 3 days later the same problem occurred . I again contacted APC support and they initiated a Return Authorization the same day. I received the replacement unit in about 3 days along with a prepaid mailer to return the defective unit. The original product was manufactured in January of 2016 and the replacement unit was manufactured in March of 2016. The replacement unit has been working normally for about 10 days. There are a few other reviews here that had a very similar problem and APC support responded to some of them that some of the early units had issues. So, although I recommend this product, I would check the manufactured date which is on a test datasheet taped to the back of the Back-UPS.to ascertain the manufacturing date. I really like this UPS and recommend it with the above kept in mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    MaryLL
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    I've only had mine hooked up for a few weeks now, but it has totally eliminated the problem I was having with the power going out for a moment and the computer shutting down. We've had storms come through a lot that affected power only for a few seconds. This provides steady power. No problems with it so far. I did download the Power Chute software and have it connected to my computer to shut it down in case of the power staying out longer, but it's not happened yet so I can't speak to that issue. On a previous computer, I has a similar set-up and it worked fine, though, so I assume this will as well. Thinking about buying a second one to plug a computerized sewing machine into, to lessen chance of damage. Small price to pay to keep electronics safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was a great choice!

    Posted
    CaptainVelez
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    Lets me start off by saying this was a great deal. I bought 2 of them. I intended one for my bedroom to protect a 65" tv with all my gaming consoles and home theater system; the other I have it set in my home office for the computer, printer, wifi, paper shredder. Little did I know that 2 days later there was a really bad power outage. This happened when I was using the computer. The battery back up worked flawlessly, didn't even blink, I knew there was something not normal because I heard the house alarm beeping, I also noticed a soft click coming from the APC unit, when I looked at it the green light that indicates it was on was blinking, so I went ahead and shutdown my computer properly. That same day another power outage occurred, this time, while i was watching tv. Tv did not even flick or nothing it continue playing the movie i was watching. I knew the power was out because the a/c unit suddenly stopped working. I am very glad I bought these 2 units it is one less thing to worry about, and with the technology cost these days it is money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Power Back-Up for Most Users

    Posted
    RedScorpion
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    The APC does a great job leveling out energy spikes and brownouts / blackouts. It functions as both a surge protector and a battery to keep the computer running temporarily in the case of an outage. The included USB cable allows your computer's power management to shut down the computer automatically in the case of critical battery to keep your system files secure. However, none of these APC back-ups have (in my experience) performed for the length of time that the manufacturer suggests. I keep my 24 inch monitor and my custom PC with a 650 watt power supply plugged into the battery back-up plugs while the printer and speakers are plugged into the surge only connectors. With that set up, I am lucky if I get 5 minutes in the case of an outage. But those 5 minutes are better than nothing. Having used APC and Cyber-Power, I prefer APC. APC units often have replaceable batteries and the aforementioned USB hookups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cannot sustain rated load.

    Posted
    gggonzalez

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Space Saving

    Posted
    Hardin9
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    I like the unit because it is space saving, it is smaller than the previous UPS battery I had. What I don't like is the manufacturers of these units using archaic technology, and the run time of these batteries is a joke! The run is only good to safely power down your computer in the event of a power outage, it will not give you enough time to finish a task, and for what these battery units cost that is outrageous! It is inexcusable these manufacturers are using outdated battery technology to produce these units! The very short run time these units have is outrageous! These units are a ripoff! The amount of run time you get dose not mesh mathematically, the run time does not equal to what the capacity of the battery is supposed to be. I do recommend having a UPS battery, but not gleefully! It is something one should have, because you do want to be able to at least safely power your equipment off in the event of a power outage, but for what you get, these units are a ripoff!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to review our BN650M1. We appreciate the feedback. If your unit is not providing the expected runtime, it may be because the equipment is drawing more power than originally anticipated or perhaps there is an issue with the battery itself. Please do not hesitate to contact an APCbySchneider support team if you need any further assistance. We offer email and chat services through our support site and you may also contact us directly at 800-800-4272 option 4. APC

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Attractive UPS with good performance and price...

    Posted
    Nate
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    I'm not an expert when it comes to battery backups, but I've been very pleased with this product thus far. I was looking for a UPS that includes at least one USB port (check!), one that looks good enough to fit nicely into a second bedroom in my home (check!), and one with a battery capacity that could simply keep our household online for a while during power outages (check!). I'm not burdening this UPS with a heavy load...just an Arris cable modem, an Eero router and an Insteon hub. Additionally, I've plugged a paper shredder and laser printer into surge-only outlets. Everything works as expected and I anticipate the battery will provide significant up time in the absence of power. Regarding the design of this unit: I'm pleased. I wouldn't call it a stunner, but I do consider it to be more "household friendly" than some of the enterprise-looking UPS products on the market today.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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