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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 230 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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noise
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    annoying noise, returned

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

    this ups made a annoying coil whine noise and I had to return it, because it was too loud and annoying to ignore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      APCProductSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to review our UPS. I am sorry to hear about the issues you faced with our unit. Usually the UPS shouldn't make a noise that you can hear in an office environment. It sounds like the unit itself may have been faulty. If you purchase another one of our units and run into this type of issue please do not hesitate to reach 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid UPS, strange beeps...

    Posted
    brianb
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    As others motioned on the bigger UPS 1500 unit, the darn thing makes a regular beep/whistle noise that whimpers every 5 seconds. Its low db, but its annoying. hopeing to get a replacement which doesn't do this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS

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

    This UPS definitely does the job. Only complaint I have is the annoying pitch noise it makes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Brent

    I bought this because my power supply had died the night before because of a power surge. I picked up another psu and ended up buying this also. I gave it 4 stars because there is an audible noise coming from it but its not noticeable if you have headphones on or if you are in a louder than normal scenario. This things is amazing because I was gaming and another power surge happened and it took it like a champ. This ups is a real life saver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS for small to mid size needs

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

    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