APC - Back-UPS Pro 1500VA Battery Back-Up System - Black

Be ready for power outages with this Schneider Electric battery backup. You can connect multiple electronic devices, such as printers and computers, to stay productive.

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Overview

What's Included


  • APC Back-UPS Pro 1500VA Battery Back-Up System

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
79% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 23)

Features


1080-joule rating

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

6' cord length

Offers a variety of placement options.

LED status display

Illuminates when you need to replace the battery or when there is a building wiring fault.

USB connectivity

Provides management of the UPS via a USB port.


Overall customer rating

4.2
80%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS except......

    Posted
    RobR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The APC 1500 BN1500M2 UPS has enough power for my fully loaded gaming PC with multiple video cards, overclocked CPU & RAM, multiple SSD, sound card, external DAC & amp, and multiple monitors. The new style display is outstanding compared to my old APC XPS 1300 UPS. The display is bright and large. Unfortunately there is one issue with the display. When the display is on, there is a faint but ever present high pitched whine. The high pitched whine is faint enough that you may tell yourself it is okay, but there are days where I wish I returned the unit. The high pitched whine is not present when the display is turned off. However as mentioned above in my review I do like the display turned on when using the unit. Overall I love the unit due to the stability of the voltage output, surge protection, and battery back-up, but I find the faint high pitched whine that is present when the display is turned on to be annoying and hard to live with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chirp

    Posted
    Chris
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this product when it was on sale, and am unfortunately going to have to return it. While I have used only APC products in the past (we have 5 throughout our house) and loved most of them, my last one (had reoccurring issues with the battery and the self-test for the entire six years I had it) and this one have disappointed me. This particular device has a "chirping" sound every four seconds. It is kind of like the flash on a camera charging up. It is not that loud, but loud enough to be majorly annoying. Maybe in a noisy environment it wouldn’t be an issue, but in a quite office space or room it is. After doing some research (after I purchased it), I found this seems to be common with this particular unit. I found that ones with the serial numbers 3B1746XXXXXX, 3B1747XXXXXX and 3B1749XXXXXX (the one I got) seem to have this issue. I also read that ones with serial numbers beginning with 4B1806XXXXXX may have the issue fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to review our BN1500M2. I am sorry to hear about the issues you are facing with the unit. Unfortunately there is a known issue with these units but it has been since fixed in the newer units. Please reach out to an APCbySchneider support team at your convenience so we can resolve the issue. 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

    Keeps an FM signal on the air!

    Posted
    Radio
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Our radio station operates an FM translator which runs on 110 volt or 220, we choose the 110. When we upgraded from a smaller transmitter on an older APC unit, we wanted the same brand. The capacity of this one can handle the load of the new FM transmitter and some other minor rack equipment, and while it's loaded to above 90 percent, it is not complaining in any way, and the 3 minutes of approximate run-time at this load is more than enough time for our generator to fire-up if we lose grid power. APC's warranty is excellent, and they stood by it when we had one unit go bad,and promptly received a replacement. I have nothing but good things to say about the APC products and their service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy so far

    Posted
    Happy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased 2 new computers and bought this because of power flickering during storms cause Computers to shut down and internet resets. I has doubtful this would handle my loads but so far i am very pleased. I have 2 Alienware - Aurora R7 Desktop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - 2TB Hard Drive + Intel Optane Memory - Epic silver hooked up along with 2 24" LED monitors, a modem and a wireless router. While playing world of warcraft and watching the display it says I have 10 to 18 min of usage when the power goes out. This is more than enough time for me to shut down the computers if the powers goes out and this will keep my computer and internet from resetting when the power flickers. I will post a update later when I have been using this for a couple of months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Still Haven't Fixed the Chirping

    Posted
    User
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This UPS gives off a low chirping sound every few seconds. I saw a response from APC claiming that it was a known issue and they had fixed it. My unit still has that. I contacted customer support, but got no help whatsoever. I was given a set of steps to do a self test. I realize that the CS reps have to follow a script, but if this is a known issue, do I really need to do these irrelevant steps? After doing the self test and getting a result saying everything is fine, the CS rep responded, "I am glad I have been able to resolve your issue ..." This issue has not been resolved and now I get no response from APC. I have many APC units now, but I can't see buying more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about our UPS and our customer service. I am sorry to hear about the issue you faced with our customer service. Unfortunately we have learned from customer feedback that some of the original units sometimes make a chirping noise like you are experiencing. In order to best serve you, we will ship you a new unit to replace yours that does not make chirping noise. Please contact esupport@apc.com at your earliest convenience for further assistance. We can also gather additional feedback on the first team who helped you that we can share as part of continuing coaching and development. APC

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    APC Always Reliable

    Posted
    My60Corvair
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For many years , I have been using APC products to protect my computer from power surges and power outage which are common here in the sunshine state of Florida during and after Thunderstorm and Hurricane season. This is a must have if you want to protect your investment. Batteries are replaceable but last 5 years or longer based on my personal experience. Would I recommend this product -without Question,Yes ! The Newer model provides you great details on watts and load levels in realtime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hate the quiet high pitched chirping

    Posted
    blgN8
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love the display with various usage stats. Love the usb-a & usb-c. Like the 10 outputs in back. HATE the high pitched whispy chrips noises every 5 seconds. It's not the screaming chirps when power is lost, it's very quiet, but it drives me crazy. I have purchased 2 of these units new. Returning both. My office has wood floors and is extremely quiet. Perhaps some people wouldn't notice - especially in standard office with carpeting and competing noises.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to review our BN1500M2. I apologize for the issue you are facing with the unit. Unfortunately this issue has been brought to our attention and is a known issue with a few of the units that were first produced and released. If you not returned the unit please reach out to an APCbySchneider support team directly to resolve the issue with the unit. 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Kimk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Does the job very well. Have my iMac, modem, router and phone plugged into it so if or when the power goes out I still have WiFi, computer and voip calls available. Just hope the batteries don’t need to be replaced as soon as others.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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