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    backup time   (5 Answers)

    equipment drawing 5 watts, backup time?

    By Anonymous June 18, 2013.

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      Hello and thank you for your inquiry. The XS1300 VA Tower UPS will have 120+ minutes of back up time at 5 watts. Thank You again,

      By APCProductSupport June 19, 2013.

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    I am looking for a backup power source to use on my modem so that I do not lose my phone service which powers my alarm. Will this unit work well for that?   (5 Answers)

    By Anonymous June 20, 2016.

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      That is exactly what I purchased this unit to do. My power went out but the unit worked so I never lost my phone service which meant my alarm continued to work.

      By BBuy1234 August 5, 2016.

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      can i use the battery backup with a hdtv?   (5 Answers)

      By Anonymous February 25, 2016.

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        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it is possible to use this Back-UPS with your HDTV. However, you will just want to check the specs for your television to ensure this unit is appropriately sized for your equipment. The BX1300G is rated for 780 watts and 1300 VA. Please also note that this unit provides a stepped approximated sine wave while on battery power. This is not an issue for standard IT equipment, but you will want to see if your TV requires a pure sine wave or not.

        By APCProductSupport February 26, 2016.

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      I have a security camera system with 1 camera using a transformer converting 120VAC to 12VDC 1 amp output. What size APC is required to power 1 camera for 6 hours? The NVR is 120VAC to 12VDC 2 amp output. Would you double the size for above for 6 hrs?   (1 Answer)

      By Bud May 8, 2017.

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        Thank you for inquiry. The BX1300G would give you around 4 hours of runtime with 24 watts (12VDC X 2 amps) equipment connected to it. If you are looking to get more runtime then you may want to check out our BR1500G. It would have the option to connect an external battery to it which would provide 6 plus hours you are looking for you. Please do not hesitate to contact an APCbySchneider sales 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.

        By APCProductSupport May 8, 2017.

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      How long does the backup system run if it is connected to a home security system?   (5 Answers)

      By Jane June 22, 2016.

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        I don't have the answer to this, just wanted to point out that it would be very difficult to accurately answer the question without prior knowledge of the power demands of said system. Perhaps the documentation of the security system has information about peak draw / usage. If it does, you should be able to do some comparison between peak draw and max output of UPS and get a ballpark idea.

        By TRJS April 21, 2017.

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      Can I also plug in those 6-8 xtra plug power strips?   (5 Answers)

      By Peter June 21, 2016.

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        Peter: It shouldn't be a problem as long as the load does not exceed specifications of the UPS. I plug 8-port Belkins into them all the time and have never had a problem.

        By APCUPS February 24, 2017.

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      Protection Plans   (6 Answers)

      Can i get a Protection Plan with these?

      By Daveo October 8, 2015.

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        yes

        By TRJS April 21, 2017.

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      Can I purchase a replacement battery for this UPS (APC Back-UPS XS1300))? What is the part number? Can I buy it from Best Buy? Price?

      By Anonymous April 12, 2014.

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        Yes you can, but you need to go Interstate Battery or BatteriesPlus

        By Jack June 24, 2016.

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