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APC - Back-UPS Pro 1100VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent UPS battery backup

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    GardenScapes
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    I bought this unit to protect my home electronics. I like the unit's LCD screen that tell me how much wattage my plugged-in devices are pulling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT UPS with USB port

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    ITGuy2016
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    I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this unit was compared to the Cyberpower APC model that I had been ordering. It is a excellent product and has nice features like the LCD screen and USB port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug & Play ~ Can't imagine just using surge prot.

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    MarkBarnardBoise
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    Great value with ample plugins for the PC, printer, router, etc. Love having the USB charging connection on the front for convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for off the shelf UPS

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    SkyGrey88
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    I bought two of these to use for a client that had a few servers and a Security DVR that we needed backup power for. The price was great $125 on sale, and picked up at the store so no shipping fee. Nice readout panel tells you all the pertinent info in big bright LED.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works

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    ITPro
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    Only for desktops! It is cheaper at other retailers, unfortunately. However, when connected to PC and display only, it works very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Provides status at a glance.

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    ViperVMV
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    The display is easy to read and navigate through the various status screens. What I like best is that after a few minutes the screen goes to sleep with just the green power button lit. When the power goes out the screen comes alive and immediately informs you of how much time is remaining before all battery power is exhausted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great unit for the price

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    Vernon
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    Generally Works as advertised. I like the display that lets you know what the load is and the estimated battery time left. Although when I last had a short outage I had much less time than expected with a minimal load. Still had plenty of time though so it serves the purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mid-sized UPS

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    Floozy
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    I have this to keep a few computer things at home protected from power surges and drops. It works great and looks pretty decent as well. Easy to setup and the display is a nice feature that lets me see the status easily. It also supports management via the UPS port for system shutdown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quality UPS

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    DHCrocks
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    APC makes great UPS's and this is no exception. The new design of the cases looks a lot nicer and the display has a lot of information for you geeks out there. The front USB charger (type A and C) is very handy and has a 3A output so it will charge just about anything. It has 6 UPS outlets and 4 surge so I can plug in my PC, 3 monitors, printer and speakers all into the backup outlets so I get full blackout protection on my whole system and the 1100VA is enough to run it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for home office

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    bostonpc

    I bought this item to replace the 1300va model, which was too loud for my needs. This one is not only silent under all loads, but also features front usb and usb c ports for phone charging (all on battery), which is a great feature. I am able to run my gaming pc, and 2 lcd monitors on this easily without overloading. It works seamlessly with APC's powerchute program (needs updating), and is a relatively small form factor, compared to a lot of other comparable ups models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a reliable APC UPS

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    Streetcar
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    I have been looking to replace my APC UPS because the battery is dead and unit was 7 years old. I called APC and they offered a replacement at a discount. I preferred to buy local so I have been watching Best Buy emails for a deal and this came up on deal of the day for $99. Fantastic price. These units are reliable and I like that it has all the outlets and has the visible indicators on the front.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of outlets for your stuff

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    LDBTA
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    I bought this to backup my new Samsung QLED TV along with my soundbar. Additionally, I'm using one of the surge outlets for a printer. All good. This UPS has 122 minutes of run time so if we have an extended outage I'm good. Very nice unit with LED info on the front.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and reliable

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    RMSVideo
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    I have been using APC Backup UPS units for many years and haven't had any issues with a total of four UPS Backup units purchased durring the last 14 years. This unit has the EMI and RFI noise filtering technology and it works!! When I run the washing machine, a light not plugged into the UPS unit pulsates and drives me nuts. When I plug the light into the unit, it no longer pulsates :) This just proves that the EMI and RFI noise filtering really works. Plus the LED screen monitoring of events and watt usage is real handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typical APC quality and ease of installation

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    RacerX
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    This is an upgrade from my old APC UPS. The APC PRO 1500NET I replaced was a serial interface and when the batteries failed the cost of replacing the batteries vs a complete new USB unit was only a $50.00 difference. Easy setup. The battery showed up with almost a full charge on it. It was pretty much just plug it into the outlet and plug in my computer, monitor. Very easy display to read. Only disappointment was that there was no PowerChute software included but it was easy to down load

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    APC Typically is my go to UPS

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    Mark
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    I work in IT and we typically use APC UPS backups. I have an older startups 1100, but needed a second unit. I like the display showing the load, battery runtime, input/charging, etc. It has outlets for surge protection only as well. You can install the software for your computer that will auto shut it down. It has some outlets for larger power supplies, so that you don't burn up two for one. The telecom provider we've service with uses a well known brand (not sure if I can post the brand here), that we've had issues with. If the battery starts to fail, it will cause the power to flicker. This is even if your facility power never flickers. I know the power never flickered because the UPS was in our data center which all the outlets are backed by our large UPS. To my knowledge this has never happened with our APC units. You can buy less expensive units, but I like the size and again the ability to see the stats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS for small to mid size needs

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    Bill
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    I have purchased a number of these units and am extremely satisfied with them. They are easy to set up - just plug in the unit and plug in the devices you want to have surge protected or surge protected and battery backed up. There are also 2 USB ports on the front to charge cell phones, etc. or to allow you to monitor operation/events from a computer using supplied software (I have never used this function so I can't comment on that). Protected devices will receive clean, 120 VAC power during wall power surges or brown-outs. This helps reduce power surge damage to sensitive devices and help keep computers from rebooting due to a temporary outage or brown-out. You should ensure that the total wattage needs for your devices don't exceed the rating of the unit but for most audio/video or computer systems this should not be a problem. If you do exceed the wattage (which I have done on one A/V + computer system) you should buy a 2nd unit and split (balance! @@@@@@@ the load across 2 units. The units provide some outlets for surge only and others for battery backup + surge. Put critical items (e.g. computers, etc.) on the batter backup outlets. Battery backup duration will vary depending on the total load your devices draw. Information about your loads, battery life, etc. is available from the front panel display (cycle through displays via push button). An audible alarm can be turned on/off to alert you when a brownout or power outage event occurs. The display goes to sleep unless an event occurs. The unit also provides error diagnostic codes to help you determine fault conditions. One item of note: The battery in these units don't last forever. 2-3 years is not an uncommon battery life expectation, after which you will need to replace the battery (or entire unit). Additionally, excessive surges (e.g. close lightning strikes, etc.) can damage or degrade the surge protection circuitry. In general, though replacing a battery is easy and cheaper than buying a new unit, I typically replace units when the battery dies as you're never sure if the surge protection circuitry has been damaged/degraded.

    I would recommend this to a friend