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APC - Back-UPS 1080VA UPS - Black

Model: BN1080GSKU: 8074044

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 882 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am rating the APC BN1080VA – 650 Watts HIGH

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    123clm
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    4-15-2017 ~ I am rating the APC BN1080VA – 650 Watts High. It provides temporary battery power when my Colorado EXCEL utility power is out. Also, it provides protection on my connected equipment, hardware and data during power outages, surges and spikes. The large display gives me the UPS status at a glance with multiple status indicators with load and battery bar graphs. I had replaced a six year old APC750VA – 450 Watts only two weeks prior to an evening of multiple power failures from our Colorado EXCEL power utility (4-11-2017, a car destroyed a power pole and transformer). The new APC BN1080VA held up to the up and down again power bumps and ensuing power outages. My load was 2 - Dell laptops, 1 – HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer, 1 – WD external hard drive, 1 – WD My Cloud hard drive, 1 – Xfinity (Comcast) main cable modem, 1 – Xfinity DVR/TV modem, 1 – Insignia 20” TV/Monitor, all on the Master outlets. The UPS handled the surges and allowed me to safely save and power down the PCs, hard drives and TV. The last power outage lasted from 6:30 pm until 2 am. I had muted the alarm beeper which seemed to go off every 30 seconds after realizing this was going to be a long night. The battery lasted 4 hours and 35 minutes with just the Xfinity (Comcast) main cable modem left on the UPS for telephone service. All my equipment was ready and functional the following morning, the APC BN1080VA UPS was fully charged at 100% and registered the "event".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Need a UPS...This is an EXCELLENT choice

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    Panther6834
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    If you're looking for a UPS, there are more than a few brands, as well as countless models, to select from. Two of the biggest, most-trusted names are APC and CyberPower. Unfortunately, when it comes to CyberPower, I've had more problems that I care to remember. It's primarily for this reason that, this time around, I decided only APC would do. Unlike most people purchasing UPSs, I wasn't intending on using this one for a computer. While it does have my network HDs, printer, modem, router, & 5-port switch plugged into it, it's primary purpose was for my home theater system. Besides the aforementioned computer-related items, the following are also plugged into it: 55" HDTV, AV receiver, Blu-Ray player, sub-woofer, & Logitech Harmony Home Hub. According to the specs, as published by APC, it provides up to 650W of output. With a 50W output, it can provide 147 minutes of emergency power. Ramp that up to 100W, and you have 64 minutes. Full-power (650W) provides 3 minutes, while half-power (325W) provides 13 minutes. You might be wondering why I'm mentioning these figures. Well, the answer is simple. With every device currently plugged into my unit (a load of 174-175W, or approximately a 26% load), that would provide me approximately 27 minutes of run-time. Now, for those who think that a UPS can't handle the power requirements of a home theater system, that should tell you that this UPS not only CAN handle it, but, in the event of a power outage, it could potentially provide you enough power to finish watching a movie, and safely shut everything down (well, except for the modem, router, and network HDs, which you'd want to maintain power). If you need a UPS, this is an excellent choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Runs my computer and my xbox one.

    Posted
    mikeatrike
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    After reading several articles and forum posts both here and elsewhere on the web I decided to give this UPS a go. It was the deal of the day. Plus I had a $20 certificate which made this a great buy. I knew I wanted an APC unit, the question for me was what size would work for what i wanted. Currently off the battery side of this unit I am running a modest custom desktop (amd phenom 965, ssd, mechanical sata drive, gtx 650) with a 24in LCD TV and also my xbox one with an older 37in LCD (with flourescent backlight.. more power draw). With all this equipment plugged in and powered on I pull about 396watts (out of 650) and get about 9min of runtime. With just the computer running I pull 156watts and have roughly 30min of runtime. I anticipate roughly 20min of runtime if I have the computer off and the xbox on. For me it suites my purpose. I can run both units at once for a short time and if need be shut one or the other off and carry on for a while. Unit itself came packed very well and in great condition. I liked that the factory self test results were taped to the unit to show it passed all its tests. The new lcd display is nice. It shows power usage, time remaining on battery, input watts, etc. No need to hook it up to your computer unless you want to as all the settings are configurable on the unit itself. Also nice that you can mute all the audible alerts. Solid unit at a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Built to last

    Posted
    Retrotek
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    I have purchased APC backups for many years because you can set it and forget it. The older units did not have a way to mute the "beep" alarm so I installed a switch in each one for when power went off at 2AM. The newer units have this feature. I find that the on-battery times vary from what the specs suggest but I always have enough time to shut down my computers before the batteries drain. Over the years I have purchased APC's for computers and TV and small appliances. I hate resetting digital clocks. Three APC's that I have around the house have given service for over 10 years. Every few years I do a load test on each unit and I usually change a battery before the suggested lifespan, the same as I do in my car. A replacement battery is not expensive and takes minutes to exchange. I did find that if I didnt need a unit for a while and put it in the closet as a backup that you have to remove the battery. Leaving the battery in the unit will cause it to corrode and burst the same as the battery you leave in a flashlight. I would recommend APC to anyone looking for a dependable external power device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Useful Extra Features

    Posted
    BZone
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    Having used multiple UPS units over the years, I found this one to be the best so far. APC understands the need of the home office user. I especially like the Master power off feature. You can plug your PC into the master outlet and when it goes to sleep there are two other outlets that will turn off a few seconds later. Great for energy savings. I plugged my two monitors and external ESATA Hard Drive into the other two outlets so, my whole system shuts down to save energy. You can easily enable or disable this feature and set the power threshold for the master outlet to match your unit. When the PC comes out of sleep mode, everything else turns on again automatically. Instant switching from AC to battery during a power outage too; my system never sees the change. I'm very pleased with the number of battery and surge protection outlets, a good choice for anyone in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Brownouts and Blackouts

    Posted
    Camaro426
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    Just what the doctor ordered......a great uninterrupted power supply (UPS). After my Dell XPS $1,200 was fried by the power company (I had two surge protectors) and after paying my insurance company 500 bucks for the deductible, which has now went up to 1K I thought it was high time to stop the sorry power we have where we live and purchase this great APC UPS. It has already saved me from two blackouts (5 seconds each) and three brownouts (2 seconds each). The unit kicks on right on time and the software gives me tons of info on the times, dates and duration of these power failures. It was a no brainer for me to spend the $150.00 to protect my new XPS and glad I did. I leave my computer on at all times mostly to do the scans, defrags, etc., at night so during the daytime I can get busy with work and not be slowed down by a bunch of programs running or from our sorry power supply in this area. My advice? Go get one now if you have inadequate power coming into your residence. Haven't had any problems and the instructions are top notch which normally indicates the company customer service is very good also. As It looks I may never have to call them as this APC UPS is the best I've seen for a home system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved my computer multiple times

    Posted
    Chris

    With the weather being very unpredictable in the state of Florida, I had to invest in a USP. After buying the unit and using it for more than 2 years, I must say that APC knows what they're doing. The UPS saved the frustration of multiple blackout erasing the data on my computer, and having myself to retype lost documents. The unit is so good, that even when someone is using the vacuum cleaner and hogging the power, the unit will go into battery mode as a precaution from electrical noise. When the power unexpectedly goes out, I like to lower my monitor brightness to the lowest possible setting and set my desktop to power saving mode to extend the battery on the UPS. This gives myself a total of 50 to 60 minutes of battery backup, depending on what I am doing. I also really enjoy the LCD screen, as I can monitor my wattage, run time and input voltage. If I ever need another UPS, I would most definitely be buying this unit or something similar from APC again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A "Best Choice" where UPSes are concerned

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    Panther6834
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    First off, APC products are among the best in the UPS market. It's next closest competitor in the consumer-level doesn't even come close (truth be told, having purchased their products in the past, I've had nothing but problems with them...especially their software). If you're looking at cost-to-performance (ie. best "bang for the buck") product, look no further than APC's Back-UPS 1080VA. I've had one for the past 18 months, with my home theater equipment connected. Having set up a computer desk for my wife right next to mine (ok, so there's actually a stand between them, to which the second unit is on the lower tier), combined with the numerous other computer-related items, I knew it was time to get another UPS...and, what better unit to get than a second of the same. I would highly suggest/recommend getting it when it's on sale...but, whatever you do, if you need a UPS, then, by all means, GET THIS ONE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have When You Have Constant Power Outtages

    Posted
    Nology
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    We tend to lose power quite often during the summer months so this purchase was long overdue. I originally picked this up as a backup for my Asus AC3100 and Netgear CM600. With both of those plugged in the power draw was around 25 watts and the unit showed 261 minutes of power remaining. I figured this was a little overkill for my needs and moved the unit to a 55" LG 4k LED TV, Apple TV 4k and Arlo base station. For this setup the power draw was 100-115 watts and the unit showed 45-49 minutes of power remaining. We haven't had a power outage since hooking this up so I can't confirm if those numbers are accurate. I did, however, unplug the unit with both setups hooked up and everything continued to work as if nothing had changed. I'll definitely be heading back for a smaller APC unit for my router/modem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Backup

    Posted
    drewdin
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    My APC 650 died after 8 years and I needed a battery backup. I found this one on the APC website and Best buy had it in stock so I gave it a shot. I'm not a typical user so I am using it to power my server, fios, a tv coax splitter and a network switch. I had used it during a power outtage and out of all of the features the ones I found most handy are: 1. Usb connection to my server, i have lost power all ready and this came in handy. My server recognized i lost power and was ready to turn itself off when there is only 10% power left. *User set-able 2. How much time is left, right on the display, right when the power went out i checked it out. I had 156 mins of power which worked out fine. I got power back after an hour. 3. How much the devices I have connected draw, i could tell right on the display which the main offenders were at eating all the power. I turned off the big gulpers so i could keep the internet going the longest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Backup battery for your home/office computer

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    jason
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    This is a beast of an UPS. It has a battery adequate for the most rigorous home/work workstation (for me, I run a Dell T3500 Precision workstation and Macbook Air off the unit at work). This unit features a fancy LED display that allows you to see the voltage coming in, load, battery life, etc. It also features mute buttons so you can disable alarms when they go off (or if the battery is starting to die). The included software also gives you extra features, like measuring how "green" you are, how sensitive you want the power supply to be, and complete logging. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because, out of the half-dozen or so I've bought in the last 4-5 years, many had to be replaced at the 3 year mark. I realize this is the expected life capacity of the internal batteries, but the way they failed made them COMPLETELY useless. At ~$150, that's kind of a sore point for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    Hal88
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    Bought this as a BB best deal for a great price. Was easy to set up, just insert the battery, plug into the wall and plug devices into it. I have my internet modem/router, NAS, mobile tel Microcell and another device connected, everything worked well from the start. To test the battery backup, I turned off the circuit breaker to the area, all the lights and wall sockets went off but the battery took over in such a short period that none of the connected devices noticed an interruption. Only kept it off for 5 - 10 minutes but during that time, internet connectivity and access to my NAS and other protected devices was not impacted. Don't know how long the protection lasts but I expect it to be more than an hour. Very happy with this APC unit..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Power you can trust

    Posted
    Niktula
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    Anyone who uses a desktop computer should use a battery backup. In this day and age where computers are left on 24/7 it is a must to protect it. The work that may be involved if you have to reload your computer because of a power failure induced corruption is, to say the least, a task many computer technicians cringe at. This APC battery backup is a powerful device that makes sure you don't lose power in the event of a power outage or "brown out". It runs your computer for up to 120 minutes, giving you plenty of time to manually shut it down correctly. It can also be connected to the computer to automatically shut it down safely. There are other brands out there but APC is well known and to me the best there is. Who do you want to trust your data to - APC or the others?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    UPS with extra features

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    Comet
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    2 batteries give this UPS extra capacity over most other units. You can plug a computer into the main backup outlet and a display into a specially-marked outlet and when the computer shuts down the display power will be cut. When the computer is powered up the display will also be powered up automatically. You can also use this feature to power a TV with the main outlet and a sound system on the dependent outlets (there are 2). Then you use the TV remote to turn off the TV and the sound system also goes off. I also like being able to monitor the total watts consumed by all devices plugged into the unit on the front panel display. If it were sinusoidal output I would have given 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and feature-packed

    Posted
    Mathman85
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    I had a brown-out that corrupted my home media server, so I knew I needed something to prevent that from happening again. I looked at cheaper models, but ultimately wanted something with some more functionality. This particular one has some really useful features--I have it set up to turn off several peripherals when the main device is off, it will automatically turn off the server if it's running low on power, and the included software suite also shows me overall energy usage info (which I have the equipment to do, but never wanted to go through the hassle of turning off/installing equipment/turning on/letting run for a while/turn off/uninstall equipment/turn on/calculate annual usage for the server). All-in-all, it was absolutely worth it, and I have no regrets about this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Back up power supply!

    Posted
    Mwatt

    Bought one for my router, wifi & ADT security system.. I have a 10K generator, but if I'm not home to start it, I have no access to my security system & security cameras remotely.. Tested the UPS and it works flawlessly!! Also, tested the unit on my garage door opener.. Chamberland lift master 1/2 hp... Worked perfectly!! Was a bit concerned with motor starting current and wattage, but the max it pulled was approximate 450 watts, wich was under the max wattage of the unit.. I did however put a LED light bulb in the opener for lower wattage total.. So, that being said, I purchased another unit for my garage door opener.. Now I have back up for my garage door if needed,,, I would highly recommend this unit!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for computers/entertainment centers

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    TempaG
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    I purchased two of these. One is connected to my entertainment center and internet/wifi, the other is connected to my work from home computer systems. I tested the units by flipping off the breakers while someone watched the tv and computer screens. Not even a blip. The APC instantly switched to battery mode. As for battery runtime, 1 laptop, hub, 1 27" LED monitor, 2 19" LCD monitors, and a printer showed a runtime of over and hour. The other APC is connected to a 49" LED TV, DTV receiver, wifi router, and internet antenna power hub showed 39 minutes of runtime. This is plenty of time to either get your work saved, or get the generator connected to the house and fired up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looses Custom Settings often

    Posted
    BobB
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    This product is great as a normal UPS. One of the features I really liked is the ability to have a master item which controls other plugs. I have my computer as the master and printer as alternate. When I put my computer to sleep the printer shuts down as expected, but this sends a UBS signal back to the system which wakes it up a bit - enough to restart the printer. The UPS has a custom setting to change the wattage for restarting the controlled items. I change this from default 25 to 50 watts and everything works fine. Then every couple of days, the custom settings are lost and the printer goes into this continuous shutdown / restart loop. Very very annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dependable power backup

    Posted
    MusicMan42
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    I have been using APC products as long as I have owned a computer. Prior to us building a house with a standby generator, we lived in a home that was the victim of numderous power outages over the years. The APC model backups always provide sufficient reserve power to avoid having me "lose " whatever project I was working with. The ability to also protect my equipment in the event of a power surge gave me peace of mind. Even with a generator, you will experience a very brief period of downtime in which you could lose what ever data you are in the middle of working on. Therefore I have purchased a newer generation of the Backup battery rather than just updating the battery in the older unit. This should provide more protection for the long term.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best model for the price

    Posted
    SteveO
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    This is an outstanding uninterrupted power supply. The one I purchased 5 years ago is still going strong without having a battery replacement. This unit was purchased because I felt that the other one was around 2 years past the time when I should have had to get a battery replacement. Best Buy had a sale on this model that brought the price down to just a few dollars more than just a battery replacement, so, I bought it. I love the LCD information display on the front of the unit. I just no longer need to open the software that comes with the unit to get details since important details are already on the front panel. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend