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

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (86 out of 93)

    Features


    10 outlets

    6 battery backup and surge protection, 4 surge protection only.

    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.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Chirps... APC C/S still not aware of fix

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

      Like other reviewers have mentioned this unit has a very annoying chirp that goes off every 4-5 seconds. It's not any kind of UPS alarm. It's an electronic sounding high pitched chirp. Another reviewer described it well as a flash charging up. I can see how people may not hear it in a noisy environment. But I'm using this in a quiet home office. The reason for the 1 star: After a quick Google search I found that this noise is a common problem on early production units, serial numbers starting with 3B (my unit). APC is supposedly aware of the problem and units with serial numbers that start with 4B are fixed. Even though I just bought the unit, I called APC in hopes to have my unit replaced with the fixed model. The customer service representative I spoke with had no idea what I was talking about. She even went to speak with other team members to see if anyone heard of my issue. Even though the unit was fully charged, she came back suggesting it was the low battery alarm... Ugh... Since I just bought it, I just decided to take the unit back to BestBuy. I actually tried to find a unit on the shelf that started with 4B at BestBuy. All were old stock, starting with 3B. I returned the APC and purchased a CyberPower 1500VA backup unit. It cost less, and it works fine with no chirping. I've used APC products for years, I personally currently own 4 of their Smart-Ups. They were my go to battery backup company. Due to this unit and the lack of informed customer service I'm giving CyberPower a try. APC, it's fine to have a dud every once in a while. But inform your customer service to help current customers and get the bad units off the shelves. Obviously, there's a known issue with a few components you used. Don't keep selling the old units hoping customers don't notice.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        APCProductSupport

        Thank you for taking the time to review our product. I am sorry to hear about the issues you faced with the unit. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or frustration the support team may have caused you. I would like to look into this issue further and would ask that you contact our support team again at esupport@apc.com at your convenience. APC

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great UPS

      Posted
      Chris
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have used all sorts of models of APC UPSes and have yet to be let down by one. I have some APC UPSes that are going on 10 years old, and have no reason to believe that this unit will be any different. Compared to the old model, this UPS is smaller physically, and has a more readable display. I love the tilted display so that you can see it without bending over. This unit is powering a 27" iMac with 2 23" displays, a Thunderbolt 3 dock, several extenal HDDs, an Ethernet switch, and powered speakers, and it looks like I'll get around 30 minutes of runtime powering all of that. That's about 10 minutes longer than the unit that this one is replacing (which will now be serving network closet duty). I did not notice any clicking noises coming out of the unit unlike some of the other reviewers. I did however, notice a bit of a high pitched noise while the LCD is on. It is fairly quiet, and it doesn't really bother me much to be honest. You won't be able to hear it with most normal computer related tasks going on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

      1/3HP Sump Pump. Chirp with display only

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

      I did calculations for a 1/3 hp sump pump and discovered that it equals 250 watts and a peak would be anywhere from 375-600 Watts. When I got home I was happy to discover that my calculation was correct in that the approximately 600 W on start up each time was easily covered by this machine. I would estimate that it would run at least 20 cycles of at least 30 seconds. At this price point I’d be very happy with that in emergency in my basement. I am somewhat disappointed that this Serial number that begins with 3B has the expected chirping sound. I discovered that it only happens when the display is showing. Since I have no intention of keeping display on all the time it is of no consequence to me. That is why I gave it four stars and not less. That being said I would highly recommend checking the serial number and getting the 4B rather than the 3B if this is important to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • 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

      Been meaning to do this for years

      Posted
      MyAPC1500
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Necessary protection for computers and files thereon. Doesn't take much of a surge to destroy lots of invested time during thunderstorms. A direct hit (I live in the capital of lighting strikers) is not survivable with plugs in the wall; however, a strike a ways away can be handled by this. It also protects against power off crashes, again, not rare in this part of Fla. Cheap insurance for our home office worksite. This device's voltage readout showed me that a neutral wire in our service had been severed by a very nearby lightning strike (the voltage pulled way down when other electrical items came on) which prompted a call to Duke Energy to get things right again. Just that assist in the diagnoses was worth the purchase price. Looking for a long relationship here. Thanks.

      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




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