Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

APC - Back-UPS 600VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

Customer rating

Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews

  • 20%
  • 10%
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-20 of 47 Reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs this insurance policy!!

    Posted
    Fordman9870
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The APC Battery Backups 600Va system is a MUST buy for everyone!! This is an all in one Battery backup/Surge protector good for about 3 plus hours on idle machines. I have my Modem, Router and Ooma (phone system) and My PC/Monitor plugged in. Speaking of my phone systems, For those that have internet home phone setups. You need a battery backup or the next time the power goes out you will not have a phone. Make sure your setup has one (many do) mine didn’t. Right out of the box I plugged it in and let it full charge (24 hrs.) then I used the supplied Usb cable to plug it in to my PC. I downloaded Powerchute personal and used it to run a self-test, set up an alarm silence window, alarms, and a shutdown routine for my PC. If you enjoy a safe running PC it is best to put a UPS behind it to minimize and chance for a power hit or fade (Brown out) or loss of power that can wreak havoc to Electronics. Think about it you spend big bucks for a PC and Monitor etc. so you need protection for these units. If you are just plugging it into the wall or a cheap power strip you are playing with a loaded gun. Not with APC, this unit has 7 (NEMA 5-15) outlets, and a usb charging slot. I used the mounting holes in the back of the unit and the supplied template to mount the APC to my floor joist in my basement. The plugs where pointed up to the upstairs floor so I purchased an L bracket to change the unit from being vertical to horizontal. This made it much easier to access my plugs. I absolutely love the feeling of an insurance policy against the unforeseen. The only issue I have with this unit is that the plugins are close to each other (however the middle one is spread out a little) so for my set up I had one standard plug and 3 block/brick type plugs. (see pic) This blocked 2 plugs and rendered them useless. For me this was not a deal breaker as I had to Run a heavy duty extension cable from the UPS to my PC area anyway. I would not hesitate to recommend this to friends and Family!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good basic unit, getting software was a pain

    Posted
    daytonadan
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    This is APC's bare bones, bottom of the line backup. It's little more than a battery inside a plastic case. No bells and whistles. No display of any kind on the case. Just a green led behind the power button, which flashes if unplugged. The only "extras," if you want to call them that, are a 1.5 AMP USB port for directly charging phones and tablets and a USB out connection to your PC, so it can talk with the backup and tell you charging state and level (Windows 10) If that's all you want or need, you are good to go. Otherwise, look elsewhere. As for the specifics of the build, it's a 600-watt system with 5 outlets that have battery power and two more that are just surge protected. (Be aware the battery is NOT connected when you receive it. You MUST remove the cover and connect the red terminal to battery before using.) How long the backup will last depends entirely on what you plug into it. Minutes for heavy drains like desktop or gaming PCs. Many hours for low drain routers, cable modems and wireless hubs. If you can manage to find and successfully download and install APC's free PowerChute software -- more on that later -- you can get a more detailed read on what's going on with the backup system. A status page shows charging levels, keeps track of power outages, shows you how much power all your plugged in devices draw and provides an estimate of how long the battery power will last if the power goes off. On my setup, with a relatively high end desktop PC, monitor, cable modem and wi-fi router, that was about 40 minutes. It also informed me I am using about 15 cents a day to power those device and for those who continuously fret about global warming, generating 1.5 pounds a day in CO2 from power plant emissions. This is an admittedly handy piece of software but getting it required a lot of effort. It is NOT included with retail package. You must first go to the APC Web site and find it (easiest way is to use the search box) and then attempt to download it. On my first attempt, it kept requesting an FTP name and password for some reason. So no software. But persistance paid off and it finally downloaded for reasons that were not entirely clear. Installing it produced some other error messages when the install program attempted to connect back to the web site. My computer said the the web site was unsafe and refused to connect. So was the program installed? Hard to tell. Where was it? No desktop link. Not in the list of programs under PowerChute. Finally I discover it hidden in my system tray. It should not be this hard folks. A lot of work to be done here to improve this process. (I later found it was in the list of programs under APC) I have used APCs products in the past and they generally work well. So I assume the same will be true here. Its just a battery folks so not much to go wrong. But won't know for sure until I actually experience some outages and surges. APC recommends replacing the battery every three years. The software will keep track of that for you. Bottom line: The basic battery backup unit is bare bones but fine. The process for getting and installing the software needs work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking time to review our UPS. I am sorry hear about the issues you faced with our website. Unfortunately we were having some technical difficulties with our FTP site last week which is likely why you were running into the problems. If you ever run into issues finding a piece of software on our site please do not hesitate to reach out to an APCbySchneider support team. 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

    Nice compact UPS unit.

    Posted
    SteveC
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I’ve been using APC products for 25+ years now and they are the only UPS product I recommended and still do. I really like this newer design, it doesn’t take up as much room as the older squattier design and with all the outlets on one side it’s easy to push this up against the wall and keep it out of the way. After unpacking you will have to connect the internal battery before use, there are plenty of warning labels stuck to the outside of the unit warning about this. It’s a simple process, just flip the unit over, slide open the battery compartment door, take out the battery and attach the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery. You will probably see a spark once the end of the cable touches the battery terminal, that’s normal. Once attached, put the battery back, put the cover back on and you are ready use. This one is rated at 330W max so you will want to keep the combined power rating of all devices attached below this number. This model has 5 battery backup plugs, 2 surge protection plugs, and even has a USB charging port providing 1.5a. I haven’t had any problems charging any of the devices I hooked up to it, be it my cell phone, Bluetooth headphones, tablets, or anything else that accepts USB charging. It also has a USB port “cable included”, so you can connect it to your computer and use the PowerChute Personal software “downloadable on the APC website”. With it you can monitor your UPS unit and the software can also shut down your computer/laptop before the battery drains. We get a lot of power flickers here in MS during storms and with these I know my devices won’t be shutting off all of a sudden which is harmful to electronics. I have more than one of these APC units around the house and this particular size is perfect for putting small computer, TV, modem, router, or anything that doesn’t draw a lot of power. I have one hooked up to 16gallon reef tank just in case of a short term power outage. It provides at least 30 minutes of power, to keep the water / air pumps and heater running. I do keep the lights on the surge protection plug so they don’t drain the battery too fast. For any possible outages longer than 30 minutes I have other solutions available. I also have another unit hooked up to my 3D printer, it will let it continue printing for at least 10-15 minutes, after an outage, “I haven’t had a power outage longer than 15 min lately so I’m not sure exactly how long it will last while the printer is running”, this at least provides enough time for the power to come back on, or for me to pause the printing so I don’t ruin a print job due to a sudden power loss. This is another great APC product if you are looking for a good UPS unit that isn’t too expensive and can be used for many different things I’d take a look at this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps you going when the power goes out

    Posted
    BogleheadsGuide
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Most of us probably take power for granted. I know I do. We only really realize just how much we rely on it when the power goes out. Then it’s panic time, since we lose our internet, we can’t charge our cell phones and our computers simply don’t work without power. And the same goes for other things like desk lamps and any other thing we plug into an outlet. That’s when the APC Back-UPS BE600M1 shines. It can power up to seven devices at the same time and keep them running for up to eight hours. However, larger brick plugs can take up two of those spots, depending on how you plug things in. The software that you have to download (more on that later) will show you the amount of time that you can continue to charge your plugged-in devices. Obviously, the more devices you plug in, the less time you’ll be able to continue providing power to those devices. I got a reading of six hours when I plugged in my most important devices (my modem and router plus a lamp) When I added my laptop, it dropped to less than three hours. Obviously, my laptop is an energy hog, so I decided not to plug that into the UPS since it has its own battery which is always fully-charged when I’m using it at home. Another nice feature (a USB plug) allows you to charge your cell phones. So, for me, being able to keep my internet going and my cell phones charged, plus a light to see, combined with my laptop running on its own battery power, provides me with my most important needs and gives me the maximum amount of time. Hopefully the power will be restored before the UPS battery gives out. The only problem I encountered was finding the software after downloading and installing it. Thee was no link on my desktop nor any indication where it was hiding. I finally found that it was inserted on my task bar, but with a large number of items already on my task bar, the newly-installed program was not visible. It would be nice if the instructions told you where to look after downloading and installing the software. Normally, you expect to see a link on your desktop, so that’s a fix I’d like to see. I’m subtracting one star for that frustrating problem. Here’s hoping we don’t have any power outages, but living in Florida where we get tropical storms with high winds which can cause power outages, I’m now prepared when they do happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and compact

    Posted
    emiliosic
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Have several UPS at home. This new model is the simplest UPS. The previous models from the same category are horizontal, like an oversized power strip. This model is taller but more compact. There's only one button, which turns green when powered and blinks when on battery mode. There are no beeps, and it's quiet. Keep in mine that this UPS does not produce a sine wave like an AC power outlet. This is not an issue with most PCs and consumer electronics. Because it's simple it's very lightweight without the battery. Also it has convenient wall-mounting holes (Like a power strip) so it could be mounted next to an electric panel. I was planning on using it with the internet router but end up installing it with a desktop PC instead. It also has a very convenient USB port, which can keep a phone or other USB device charged during power outages, but keep in mind that it provides 1.5 Amp, so it won't be a fast charge. It would've been preferable to have more and faster USB ports. On one side, there's also a red light that's on when there is no ground (Wiring fault) and an USB port, which provides the UPS status to a computer. Connected the USB to a Mac and it automatically recognized the UPS, indicating if it was running on battery power and percentage remaining. APC provides a software 'PowerChute' for Windows to provide similar information. The battery is simple to replace, with a plastic cover on the bottom of the UPS, no tools needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UPS that Works

    Posted
    OmieOne
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    APC makes nice UPS. This one is nice because of the compact form that it takes and fits nicely on the floor. Since I am using this for my networking equipment I haven't tried connecting it to a PC for auto shutoff and configuration. Though I may do that in the future to mute the beeping sounds that occur when power goes out. A nice feature on this is you can mute the beep during a power outage by holding the power button down for 2 seconds. That is handy and one of the reasons why I haven't dragged a laptop over to configure the UPS. The only downside with the compact form factor is large plugs that face right. As you can see in the picture they tried to space out the battery plugs to allow you to get the larger bricks that most home networking equipment like, but its hard to deal with plugs that just point to the right. As you can see one of my devices is blocking the now battery plugs. Keep plug size and direction in mind when planning on this UPS to make sure you have space for all the devices. Otherwise I have no faults with this device. It works, has the ability to mute the beep when power is out and will easily provide my home network equirement with power during outages. If you need a UPS this is perfect one, as long as you keep the in mind what you are plugging in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Help keep your PC safe

    Posted
    Daniel
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Every since I built my first PC, I've owned an APC UPS. If you're going to spend several hundreds of dollars on just a couple components in your system, why wouldn't you want to protect them? Every APC UPS I've owned has done an outstanding job of protecting my expensive electronics from any possible damage from a surge during a thunderstorm. The battery back-up has been especially crucial when I'm trying to get some work done on my PC just as the power goes out. I'm able to quickly save all my work before shutting everything down. No more lost work! The new 600VA model has another feature that I've found quite useful since moving into an old house: the UPS will indicate if there are possible issues with the wiring for the outlet it is plugged into (see screenshot). With my new APC UPS, I was able to identify all the outlets in my house that need to be checked by an electrician (and to not use them until then). This model doesn't have a very large battery, but it's big enough to let you save all your work and safely shut down all devices currently powered on and connected to it. If you spent more than $300 on your computer, I HIGHLY recommend you help protect it (and help prevent any lost work from a power outage) by looking into this UPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE APC!

    Posted
    Cipher469
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I am a huge APC fan, having used their battery backup products for years. I started long ago with a unit for my computer. Later, as I began to upgrade my TVs to increasingly smarter and more expensive models, I got two more APCs for the TVs and their peripherals. Rarely have I had to depend on them for power for any significant length of time, but when a power outage did occur, they were on the job. The 600VA is a new, sleeker model than my 3 other operational APCs, making it ideal for backing up my modem/router, which is located in a closet. I had not previously thought of using one on the modem, but as we are in hurricane season with a storm approaching, it might just come in handy. It's advertised as providing up to 4.3 hours of power to a home network. Depending on how many devices you are trying to power, I don't doubt the claim. After fully charging, I tried it out on just one laptop with minimal use and got 6.5 hours before I stopped testing it out. The 600VA has 7 surge protected outlets, 1 USB port, and 1 data port providing lots of backup opportunities. That said, if the power does go out and you want to maximize battery usage, remember to unplug any devices that aren't critical to you during the outage. Also, it comes with a 5’ cord and a 3 year warranty. In the years that I have used APC, I have had 1 device that finally needed to be replaced (well after the warranty period). Instead of buying a new battery, I simply bought another device, because it didn’t cost that much more than just buying a replacement battery, especially if it was on sale. I love APC and do recommend the 600VA.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home UPS - I love these.

    Posted
    AncientGeek
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Full disclosure: I received a BE600M1 in exchange for a timely and honest review. I have been using APC UPS products for literally decades. (And I use the word literally the correct way). I have always trusted and liked APC power products. I bought a lot of them professionally as well when I was a CIO for 20 years. I was very excited out this new line of UPS first introduced by APC several years ago. I wanted a lighter weight product with a longer run time for specific applications where I had small network devices that were not backed up by a generator. The original model I purchased was white and only had two prong outlets. It was good, but the latest versions of this product are GREAT. These have three prong outlets. I can set the alarms in three different ways, including silent! Also, the power sensitivity can be set without a computer, so the UPS can be more “forgiving” of imperfect power. The unit can be mounted on a wall if needed. I often do this in closets. Though the outlets are spaced, sometimes the power adapters for devices have “bricks” that are oriented the wrong way or they interfere with wall mounting, so you may need to buy some of those little 12” power cords to plug some adapter in without the constraints of the outlet spacing. I use these in network closets, behind TVs to protect various TV, computer, security and audio components and to keep my equipment running until my generator starts up. Overall, I find these very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must for electronics!

    Posted
    Justin
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Having used several APC UPS in the past and present I can say this unit is very simple to setup and hookup while still giving you the basic surge protection and battery backup you may need. All of my other UPS are much larger than this unit with a screen with information displayed however this unit has just one button which turns green when powered on and blinks when on battery mode. It features seven plugs all together including five battery backup/surge and two surge only. One feature I felt was very nice is a wall mount right on the back of the unit itself. Being fairly small and compact it surely could be mounted up out of the way which is something I have not seen on any other UPS so far. This unit also features a 1.5a USB port which is great for charging phones or other devices however I did wish it had a USB Type-C port that its larger brothers have. Depending on the draw this unit is rated from 30 minutes to hours of run time on battery power. Again this unit is not like its larger brothers which allow hours of run time but for the price and size it is a very good sweet spot for those looking to protect their pricey electronic equipment! Although a very simple unit the 600VA Battery Back still provides the basic needs to power routers/PC's/or anything with a plug/USB for a short time when you have no power. I would highly recommend this unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and Convenient!

    Posted
    TechSavvy55Plus
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Review for APC - Back-UPS 600VA Battery Back-Up System - Black I’ve had a UPS for years and have always been happy when it was needed to do its job. When it died, I replaced it with this APC unit, and it seems to be working just fine. It’s easy to set up, compact enough to sit on the floor or mount on the wall and it can support up to seven items (two for surge protection only and 5 for surge and battery backup). It also has a USB connection which is convenient for everyday charging of my phone or other device. During a power loss, the USB outlet serves as a backup to recharge the phone up to 7 times. Although you can use this UPS to keep your computer and router running for a few hours during a blackout, I like it best for properly shutting down the system. I think I would save the rest of the battery backup for my phone, as mentioned above. During an extended outage, such as a hurricane, I’d have less need of my PC and more need of my phone. This unit provides much peace of mind in that regard. You can get cheaper units and you can get more powerful units, but in my opinion, this 600VA unit seems to be at the sweet spot between price and capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug in and forget

    Posted
    Clshipp91
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Nothing difficult about this one. Just attach the removable battery and use it just like any other power strip. I use mine to make sure my wifi, security cameras, and smart home hub stay on at all times, even during power outages orbrown outs. The 600va is plenty to keep those devices running for several hours during power outages. The APC has 5 sockets that act as battery backup and surge protector and an additional two sockets that are surge protector only. I was able to fit all of my devices in the battery backup after rearranging. But, even then I still ended up blocking one socket, making it unusable. That is really my only complaint about this battery backup. If you have odd shaped or long plugs, you will end up blocking one or two. But, this is really a problem with every power strip not just this one. The APC also features a USB port to back up unsaved documents on a PC if the power goes out. I don't have a tower PC so I didn't have a chance to use this. It sounds useful but, it only works on Windows. No Mac support. Overall great battery backup. It was easy to hide away in a cabinet, does it's job and I don't have to think about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Poor cell coverage? This is a must.

    Posted
    NickAtWTF
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    If you live on WiFi calling in your house because of bad cell phone coverage, this is a must for any sort of emergency situation. Keeping your router and modem up in a power outage will keep your WiFi calling up. APC is a solid brand in this field and this Back-UPS is perfect for that task. The setup out of the box requires attaching a wire to the battery, but other than that... it basically functions as a taller surge protector (yes, this also has built-in surge protection). The outlets are spaced similarly to a standard surge protector, the weight is not too bad. While there are any number of use-cases for a battery backup system, this particular setup is good for keeping your internet up and running in inclement weather (and, potentially keeping your phone charged, although there are better devices for that). There's extra software that gives you some cool insights into your power usage and also how the UPS is working, but it's not necessary out of the box. Overall, a very cool, compact system to keep your family connected (and safer!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Promises Easily

    Posted
    HonestJohn
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This APC backup unit is flawless in setup (easy) and functionality. It is more compact than previous units that could connect a similar number of devices. There are four outlets offering backup and surge protection and three offering “only” surge protection. The design is thoughtful and recognizes that some devices require connecting “block” converters directly into the backup unit. Spacing is very good between outlets. I did not test the claimed times for backing up different types of devices, but I did simulate a power failure and there was sufficient power after five minutes for me to calmly shut down a desktop computer and three printers. As a bonus, APC has thoughtfully included a port for connecting USB devices for direct charging. Finally, I applaud the sturdy but minimalist packaging, almost all of which can be recycled. In sum, a great unit for maintaining temporary power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good UPS, small footprint

    Posted
    DomoArigato
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    For the size -- both physical and battery (backup potential) -- this is a great UPS. With 7 outlets (5 on battery backup & surge, 2 surge only) plus a USB charger and power management software/cable, this has the ability to save a lot of expensive equipment from damage and allow for a safe shutdown in the event of a power loss. I have never been a fan of the power management software, but I also hadn't used it for home applications before. It has come a long way over the years. We shall see if/when I run into a power concern at home how it stacks up. For most home computer systems, this would be just perfect. The problem comes in with the older, large block plugs taking up too much space, even with the gaps allowed for on the unit. Definitely recommended for moderate usage. Would love to have another for my home theater system, but will go with the 1350VA unit for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS for desktop/home office use

    Posted
    Raiders
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is a great UPS for home office/desktop users - compact size, with a decent number of GROUNDED outlets (7 total; 5 backup/surge protected, 2 just surge protected). I like the black color - much less noticeable than white under my desk. Also the 1.5A USB outlet is a nice touch, but 2.4A would be better and more than one too. Overall, this is a nice UPS for home office use - it's much smaller than the typical Back-UPS units which is nice. My only real complaint (and the reason for the less than perfect score) is the skimpy, 1.5A single port USB charging, and the power light/LED is overly bright and may be distracting/disruptive in a dark room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Posted
    ladilyn
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    We don't get major power outages much where I live (watch, now we'll get a ton this winter). What we do get a lot of, especially due to squirrels, is flickering outages, you know those one second outages that make the lights flicker and is just enough to shut down your modem? This is what I got it for and so far, it is working great for that. During our storm two days ago, while the lights kept flickering, there was no break in internet usage as the modem didn't go down at all. That ticked the box for me. An added bonus, at least in my eyes, is that the outlets are set so the size of the plug doesn't matter, it is not covered by one that takes the space of two of them so I don't have to puzzle out how to place things so more than two items fit the strip. I'm very pleased with the job it is doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy!

    Posted
    JustBeingHonest
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With 7 power outlets and a USB port, this power supply will enable your low power appliances to run for 4.3 hours all the way to 10 mins depending on what you have plugged in. This one I have is rated at 67 minutes for an entry level PC. 5 of the outlets are for power backup and 2 are just surge protection. One thing to consider is that it comes with a 3 year warranty on the unit and battery and $75,000 lifetime connected equipment protection. Last but not least, it comes with a dedicated USB port to plug to your protected computer so in the event of an outage, the recommended software will ensure your information is safe on your computer. It's not just a battery backup, it's more than that and I think that's what makes it stand out. I recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Intro UPS for Home

    Posted
    ELBatron
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Single battery, small footprint UPS. The time chart on box is accurate. I have 3 devices on the battery ports, which cuts the usable battery time to 10 minutes. The devices are a desktop, internet router, and switch between the two. This would be a great product for a home with constant power blips as it at least regulates the voltage. The USB port for charging a small device off battery is nice. With nothing else plugged into the battery this could be used to charge a phone several times during an extended power outage. Although it is designed for regulation and uninterrupted power, it would almost be better as an accessory for this purpose of storm/season prep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple set-up and very easy to use

    Posted
    MurphyR
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This device is currently powering my cable modem and wifi router. We had a power-outage over the past weekend due to storms, and we still had internet access for our phones/laptops! The only minor issue that I had was that I didn't find the instructions very clear on how to connect the battery inside when first setting up. It really is a matter of opening the bottom, pulling out the battery to have the full length of wire available to connect, connecting said wire, and putting the battery back in. This isn't something that you'll actually be utilizing on a regular basis (hopefully), but it's nice to know it is there when you do need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend