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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    When WATTS Matter

    Posted
    Daddio
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs) have been common in most people’s homes for decades, but they probably saw a tapering off in sales volume as full sized home Desktop PCs were superseded by Laptops, Tablets and powerful Cell Phones which have their own built in battery backup and power conditioning systems built in. Home Theater Systems have become more elaborate over the years and the many subsystems incorporated into the Home Theater deserve protection from power surges just like full sized PCs. Shutting down larger Home Theaters in an orderly fashion during a power failure requires more UPS power than most PCs. That’s where the relatively high output capacity of the APC Pro 1350VA shines. As shown in the attached pictures, the power consumption of my home theater as an example is fairly high. It includes a 75” TV, an Xbox One X, a Denon AVR-S730H Receiver pushing a 5.2.2 Surround system, a Western Digital NAS and a 10” and 15” Powered Woofer. The close-up picture of the illuminated dash on the APC Pro 1350VA shows the system under load. The long tapered triangle on the top right of the display shows 2 bars out of 5, indicating that the unit is at less than 50% capacity. The power management software that runs on a PC indicates that the APC Pro 1350VA can supply back-up power to this home theater system for 45 minutes before needing to be shut down. During that time the APC Pro 1350VA will be emitting 4 beeps every 30 seconds to alert anyone in the house that the home theater should be powered down. The alarm can be temporarily silenced if desired. The LED display can also be set to be on constantly or to only light up if there is a power problem. PROS: - The back of the APC Pro 1350VA has 6 individual u-ground outlets that supply both battery back-up and surge protection. This is a larger number of battery back-up outlets than most home UPSs. It has 4 more u-ground power outlets that offer surge protection only. - The included PC software can adjust and monitor the operation of the APC Pro 1350VA to tell the user when, how many and what kind of power problems have occurred. It can test the capacity and readiness of the system. It can monitor power usage when everything is operating properly and tell the user how much money it has cost to operate the items attached to the APC Pro 1350VA over a period of weeks or months. - The APC Pro 1350VA can tell the user in real time if it is able to handle the electrical load attached to it. It also indicates some problems (short circuits, etc.) that occur in the items it is protecting. - The APC Pro 1350VA has the capacity to protect larger systems than most home UPSs. - The owner can control whether or not the LED display is constantly illuminated and can temporarily silence the beeping alarm, even if the power failure is still in progress. Personally I’m an information hound and appreciate the LED’s real time information on current load and input line voltage among other things. CONS: - Like most UPSs, the APC Pro 1350VA output plug-in strip is oriented and surrounded by other protected outputs like coaxial cable and LAN cable connections in such a way that most power bricks (for things like external hard-drives) each cover two U-ground outlets, significantly lowering the number of devices it can protect. - The APC Pro 1350VA can only be positioned vertically, which means it cannot fit inside the shelves of most Home Theater Credenzas alongside the amplifiers and tuners. This means that all of the power cables for these items going to the APC Pro 1350VA, must be routed outside of the credenza which can be a long distance and can look unsightly. CONCLUSION: - The APC Pro 1350VA has lots of bells and whistles for those who like to monitor and “fiddle” with the features included. If the wattage and capacity needed to power your system is larger than most home systems, the APC Pro 1350VA can probably handle the load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Device, Simple to Use, Works as Expected

    Posted
    dorkhead2
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    Instead of using this device to backup my computer, I used it to backup the following: CPAP breathing machine, cable modem, wireless router, network connected alarm clock, cordless phone, nightstand led light, Slingbox, cable digital converter box, small HDMI to Component box, and phone charger (see picture – if you look carefully, the Slingbox is under the nightstand). The APC unit handles all these devices very well. I also have additional devices connected to the back of this unit, such as a small 19-inch television and a laptop power cord, but those devices are only plugged into the surge protected outlets. This unit comes with 10 outlets; all ten provide surge protection, but 6 of the 10 provide battery backup in case of a power outage. In total, I have 10 devices plugged into the 6 battery backup outlets. I was able to accomplish this by using high quality/low gauge 3 Outlet 1-foot extension cords (see picture). To prevent damaging the unit, and causing any electrical hazards, if using an extension cord, the shorter the better, and additional power strips with surge protectors are not recommended. In terms of use, except for the CPAP machine, which I plug directly into the back of the unit, most of the other devices are connected to one of these short extension cords. It’s important to note that the overall load from all the devices connected to the UPS is very low. If I was running larger equipment, such as a computer, I wouldn’t be backing up this number of devices. In total, the 10 devices only used about 7% of this units 810-Watt load capacity (see picture). When the CPAP breathing machine is not running, the display shows the unit lasting for about 173 minutes (close to 3 hours). When the breathing machine is running, the display estimates the UPC unit will supply backup power for about 91 minutes to all 10 devices. Please note: I do not have any expectations that this UPC unit will run my CPAP machine on backup power throughout the entire night. I do, however, appreciate that it’s there as a temporary backup if the power goes out for short periods of time. With the built-in alarm in this UPC unit, I would have enough time to wake up and properly takeoff my sleep mask. To test this system, I simulated a power outage by turning off the power to the whole house; I flipped the main circuit breaker. The unit automatically switched to back-up power and every single one of the devices continued to work properly. I was able to maintain communication with the outside world via the wireless internet and was even able to watch TV through my laptop, steaming from the Slingbox. Overall, I am highly impressed with this unit. The rated amount of time these batteries are expected to last are about 3 years. I will be happy if I get close to that before I need to replace the batteries, which is common with UPC backup units. The only complaint I have is a soft wisping noise the unit produces every few seconds while running on regular household current. The unit is situated on the floor, near the other side of my nightstand. I only hear it when I’m a few feet away and the room is completely silent. Otherwise, I don’t hear it at night because either the fan, air conditioning, or breathing machine drowns it out. If it wasn’t for the wisping noise, I would give it 5 stars. Otherwise, it’s a strong 4.5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS if a bit noisy

    Posted
    aarondr
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    The APC BN1350M2 is APC’s mid-range high output UPS. I’ve been a long time APC customer, and believer in UPSs. In fact I have probably about 5 around the house. I like them especially to keep critical infrastructure online for internet (modem, router, switch). UPSs are important if you want to keep the kids busy when the power is out. A unit like the BN1350M2 should give a modem and router about 2 hours of auxiliary power. Of course the BN1350M2 is a 1350VA/810 watt unit, so it can power a lot more than a modem/router. Keep in mind that the 810 watt is a maximum rating, so it cannot be exceeded under load. That said, one of the drivers for me for this UPS was my new desktop computer build. I’m running an overclocked 7820x @ 4.6GHz, and it can pull 300 watts from the wall loaded alone. Add in a fully loaded GPU, and other components, I’ve seen 500w continuous load. In fact, I was tweaking my configuration when a constant beeping would occur under a stress test. At first I thought it was my computer, but I eventually realized it was my old 550va UPS. I was exceeding it’s rating and it was warning me of the overload. The APC BN1350M2 is much more powerful and capable than that bargain 550va that I had before. In fact, runtime is estimated around 50 minutes with my computer at idle (about 100w load). This is excellent for me, as I like to avoid hard shutdowns and keep my PC running all the time. I noticed no weird noises or behavior when running on battery. The BN1350M2 has a stepped sine wave which appears to come close enough to a true sine wave to avoid any pitfalls of cheaper square wave designs. If you’re lost here, it's essentially how the UPS reproduces the AC power’s ‘A’ (alternating) behavior. Some older UPS’s use a square wave, which can stress certain types of electronics. There are a total of 10 outlets, with 6 being battery backup and the other 4 being surge only. This is a great configuration as many models only provide 3 or 4 battery outlets. Of course there’s more to the UPS than just battery/load capabilities. My favorite is the LCD, which provide not only runtime information, but direct load (how many watts/percentage of load), battery level, input voltage/frequency, and general status. The UPS software is also helpful, which connects over USB. While Powerchute personal edition hasn’t seen a major update for over a half decade, the software is more than adequate for simple usage, and provides details like estimated cost, and carbon emissions. It can provide power usage history, so for instance it helped illuminate for me that my MESH overclock was causing almost 20w of idle power usage. All in all the UPS’s info/software is top notch. One of my favorite features of this UPS is the mute switch. I can’t tell you how annoying it is to have battery backups that wake up the entire house in the middle of the night. It was fine when it was just my wife and I, but with 2 small kids I dread a mid-night power outage. Being able to mute the beeper is a great feature that was overlooked for years. Other features that are important here are AVR (automatic voltage regulation), which helps correct dirty power - in the case of say a brown out. APFC compatibility - which means that active PFC power supplied keep running during the transition between line and battery. Most modern power supplies in computers are active PFC, so this is a pretty important detail. Another cool feature is hot-swappable batteries, which means you don’t need to power everything off just to replace the battery. I also assume this means that the UPS won’t just kill everything when the battery needs to be replaced. I had an older model that when the battery got old and died it powered off my home server repeatedly until the battery finally died completely. Last time I buy that brand. Rounding out the capabilities are gigabit ethernet protection, coaxial protection, ground fault LED, and TVSS ground. Another great feature is a USB-A and USB-C port that provide up to 15w of power (5V3A - this is combined). This is useful since it operates even on battery. Think of it this way: the power goes out and your phone is at 20% battery. You could reduce the load on the UPS and actually use this as a giant phone charger, giving you time to perhaps charge your phone up and even give that battery bank you forgot you had a charge to carry you on in the midst of the blackout. Now you could also use it to charge a device while not on battery - but this brings me to my next point: While this is a desktop UPS, I don’t recommend putting it on a desk. The reason isn’t because the display isn’t useful, but rather (at least my unit) has a high pitch noise associated with it. Apparently this is a common occurrence with APC UPS’s electrical design. Some exhibit this noise more than others. I’ve honestly never noticed on my other UPS’s, but they live under desks, and behind devices. I tried with this one on my desk, but I found the noise distracting. This issue varies by device, but it seems like it’s pretty common. You might not even be able to hear the frequency noises, but if you’re under 30 you’re probably a good candidate to be annoyed. Overall the BN1350M2 is a great device. The electrical noises are the biggest annoyance, but when installed under my desk I can’t hear them. The runtime, software, and features of this UPS warrant its price premium, but it’s still disappointing that the electrical design isn’t filtered enough to prevent these. Overall the capacity is great, and APCs battery programs and general quality are great reasons to get this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Choice in Power Protection

    Posted
    AlanD963
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    APC has always been the first name one thinks of in UPS and this device explains the reason why. It has 6 power backup and surge protected outlets and 4 others for just surge protection for items like a printer. Also on the front are two USB power ports, (a standard and a “c” port) to keep your phone batteries charged in an outage. There’s coaxial in and out connections to protect your cable modem from any surges. I really like the way its bright digital display is slanted up, so when it’s on the floor you can easily read it from your chair without crawling down on your hands and knees. This display gives you information on in and out voltages, total power you’re consuming in watts, amount of time remaining if you lose power and more. But most important let’s talk about how the device will keep you running during an outage. I connected everything computer related on my desk to it, desktop computer, 25 inch monitor, cable modem, wireless router and switch, a total of slightly under 100 watts, and then pulled the power. There wasn’t even a ‘blink’ from my monitor. Since I had turned off the audio alarm (a GREAT feature that some UPS systems don’t have) the only hint was the display on the device now indicated that I was running off battery and gave me an approximate time as to how long it would run my system. According to the readout, it would power all my devices for over an hour. If I shut off the computer and monitor so that I’d just have my modem and router operational, I’d have my wireless Internet available for over 4 hours. You can download free “Power Chute” software and then connect the device to your computer with a provided USB cable so that in a power failure the software should save open files and then shut down your computer safely while unattended before the UPS’ battery runs down. I didn’t try this because I usually don’t run my computer while unattended and the software had many mixed reviews on the Internet. The software is for Windows machines only. About the only negative I could find with BN1350 is while the display panel is lit up, I detected a slight high pitched whine from the device. As soon as the display went dark, the whine stopped and it was totally silent. This didn’t seem like a problem because in normal mode the display blanks out after 60 seconds (although it’s easy to have it remain on continuously by holding down the display button for two seconds.) Underneath my desk, the whine was barely noticeable anyway. Overall it seems like a great device for power backup and surge compression. The thing is built like a tank!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Stitch in Time...

    Posted
    Cueball2000
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    So far, I've always been lucky when there was a power hit, I wasn't actively using the computer. I would turn the computer back on and my drives were still OK and I didn't lose anything. Some of my unfortunate friends and clients haven't been so lucky as they were working on their computers and not only lost the documents they spent hours working on but a few had their hard drives trashed due to it writing to the drive at the time of the hit. I figured that could happen to me so I decided it was time to get a UPS. As we use APC UPS's at work, I know they have been around forever and their products can be trusted. This unit, the Back-UPS Pro 1350VA can handle a lot of devices at the same time. There are 5 battery backed up outlets with surge protection as well as 5 surge protected outlets as well. There is Ethernet surge protection to go between your cable modem and router and a USB and Serial Data port that lets you connect to your computer and when using the PowerChute software (Windows Only) it will automatically save your work before shutting down your PC. When power comes back, it will restart your PC. There are even 2 USB jacks on the front of the device to let you charge your cell phones and can even charge them when the device is running on battery. If you ever had a long blackout, you could charge your phone multiple times. The display gives you a lot of information such as the battery and load capacity, error messages such as overloading the device and it will even let you know when it's time to replace the batteries. Speaking of batteries, there are 2 12V batteries that are easy to replace, just slide the panel off the side, disconnect the red and black wires pull the batteries out and replace them with new ones. If you don't have a UPS, I would suggest you get one now as you never know when power will

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very solid choice

    Posted
    ferrari
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    I've been using backup power supplies for both my computer systems and audio/video components for over 20 years now. As we're in an area that gets more than a few momentary power blips, it's an essential for us. The power will blink for a second, and the cable box goes into reset mode for 3-5 minutes - very annoying. Same thing working on a computer - have to restart, most likely losing or corrupting whatever I'm working on at the moment the power died. Here's the difference with this unit - in the past, when the batteries had gone through their life cycle, the cost of replacement batteries was just about what I'd pay for a new UPS, so it just wasn't worth it. But this is such a solid unit, I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping it around for awhile. The unit packs plenty of power, more than enough to keep an LED tv, cable or Roku box, and a soundbar running. The display is big, bright, bold, and has all the pertinent info you need. The front USB ports are an excellent upgrade to units I've had in the past. I was happy to see one of them was a C port; I didn't check the amperage for the ports, but I was surprised to see how quickly it charged my phone. You might think I'm crazy, but there is one feature that endears this to my heart - a silence button right on the front that works! Hold it for 2 seconds, and the speaker icon comes up on the display with a line through it indicating sound disabled. My dog hates beeps - from the smoke alarm, microwave, toaster oven, whatever. She'll whine for an hour after hearing a random beep. My previous UPS beeped continually while on backup power. We've had 2 power outages since I installed this unit, and it's been totally quiet. The only caveat I would issue is that this is a heavy piece (22+ lbs) so it's not for a flimsy computer desk, tv stand, or shelf. But if you're basing it on the floor, or have sturdy shelving, it's a very nicely designed unit that's not ashamed to be displayed. My unconditional recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protect your equipment from power outages

    Posted
    BravoMan
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    The Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System by APC is a small and compact uninterruptible power supply that can help keep your important electronics such as a desktop PC to smaller electronics like your internet modem, router, and pretty much anything else that you would like to keep running during a blackout or brownouts. The Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System has a total of 10 outlets, 6 of them are connected to the battery backup and the other 4 are "Surge" only outlets which are not connected to the battery backup. The only issue I have with the outlets in their placement on the Battery Back-Up System. If you need to connect multiple devices that have a brick style connector, you will lose access to an outlet. A simple fix for this, is to purchase an extension or raised adapter that allows you to connect your device into the outlet without blocking the nearby outlets. Your mileage will vary with how long the Battery Back-Up System will last you during a blackout. If you are pushing against the upper limit of the 810W of power, you will get only a few minutes to safely power down your equipment. Whereas if you have a few device that only use about 300W of power, you should have a few hours of run time from the Battery Back-Up System. Overall, a great product from APC which keeps your expensive or important equipment up and running while protecting it from unexpected drops in power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality, high-power UPS

    Posted
    bredeker
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was provided this unit for review, and it completely met my expectations. I use two older, less powerful APC uninterruptible power supplies regularly at home. They've worked reliably during power outages, and are both well supported out-of-the-box by the desktops and home servers I've used them with. The Back-UPS 1350VA raise the bar in terms of features (power output and number of outlets for connected devices, in addition to a nice information display) while retaining the reliability and ease of connection. A UPS is not a glamorous device, but is expected to be reliable. APC's products have a solid reputation in my mind, and this 1350VA model has given me no reason to expect otherwise. It was easy to get running, and swap in place of a slightly older (and weaker) APC model that I use to help safeguard my home NAS server. No complaints from me here. In order to placer a higher load on the system, I actually ran two 3D printers from it as well, and unplugged the UPS in the middle of testing. The 1350VA had absolutely no issue running the printers, and neither one missed a beat. The informative LCD display was quite nice for monitoring remaining time and instantaneous power draw figures. If you're considering a UPS to help safeguard your electronics and/or data, I have no qualms about recommending an APC product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great to keep me streaming on Twitch

    Posted
    swemoney
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    This UPS has actually been very useful lately. Storms and other various weather issues at our newly purchased home has resulted in a few brownouts over the last couple of weeks. I have a smaller UPS connected to my cable modem, router and switch to keep the internet up and running during power outages. I connected this new UPS to my gaming machine that I use to stream on Twitch and it has kicked in and saved the day more than once already while I was streaming. Stream continued. All was good. I was happy. I haven't had any longer outages but real world usage for me wouldn't really ever use that. Any lengthy power outage would enable me plenty of time to wrap things up and shut everything down before issues arise. Setup is obviously straight forward. The outlets for just plain surge protection vs. battery backup are very well labeled. The screen is very nice and informative. It can toggle itself on and off only when you want to see it or you can force it to stay on. I'm pretty happy with everything. Overall, this just does that job it's supposed to. I believe uninterruptible power supplies are one of those things you don't really skimp on because you need them to work in an emergency. This has done that job so I'd recommend it if you have the budget for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Over the top happy!!!

    Posted
    JustCuz
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    I think these are some thing most people don't think about in till they wished they had one. I've been looking at battery backups for a while. And was a little worried after seeing a lot of people complaining about a chirping sound. Thankfully my unit dose not have that issues at all and is very quiet. Some of the key features I like most are the usb charging port on front 5v/3.0 amps, 10 outlets, of which 6 of them are battery back up and all 10 are surge protection. Two RJ-46 date ports (cat5&cat6) for your modem,DSL or fax lines. This unit helps keep my house running in a power outage. I have a synology NAS, SmartThings hub, Cable modem,Wi-Fi router, POE router and a 24" monitor running off of this. I haven't had a power lost let but have just pulled the plug. And it kicks on instantly with every unit plugged in to it you can't tell when it kicks on or off. It dose make an annoying beep to notify you that it on battery power but you can easily turn this off with the button on the front. Has a nice big easy to read display screen on front that is easy to navigate. Tells you things like your load and how many minutes of battery power you have and the number of events/power lost that have happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expecting the best

    Posted
    Buffalorose
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    We’ve used an APC battery backup for our computer for years. I never worry about the home office computer and peripherals. I know they are protected from power surges and we have ample time to shut down safely. We ordered this APC Pro for a very different use. We live in rural SC where cell coverage is not good. A while back we got a WeBoost cell phone booster that made our cell phone actually useable here at home. However,we are prone to power outages and decided battery backup could be a life saver in the event of power loss. The APC Pro was well packaged fairily sleek even though it is very heavy. The setup instructions weren’t particularly helpful for our application since we won’t be connecting a computer. We found the best placement in our den and simply plugged in the weBoost. Now we feel secure that this unit will protect the booster from power surges, but more importantly give us a few hours of ability to make cell calls in the event we lose power. I’m guessing we will put it to use as Hurricane Florence barrels toward us tonight! We maybe without power for days. That will be a real test of our APC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Battery Backup System!!!

    Posted
    Selva
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    APC - Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System is an excellent option for Uninterrupted Power Supply. It has 10 outlets and 6 battery backup and surge protection and 4 with only surge protection. In the front side there are two USB power ports to charge your phone during the power outage. There is a coaxial in and out to connect the cable modem. The digital display is great and very easy to read as well. It will display key information like in and out voltage, total power consumption in watts, time remaining etc. This system working flawlessly during power outage and i did not even notice the power outage. I have connected my computer, modem and other important devices and all were working more than 2 to 3 hours without any issues. PowerChute software is good option to save your work automatically before shutting down the PC. APC - Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System is a great device and perfect solution for Uninterrupted Power Supply.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tested and tested out strong!

    Posted
    ElectronicJunkie
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    I have owned many backups and this is the best battery backup I have ever used, period! The amount of power this packs is insane. After using this for 3 weeks, it was tested hard during a storm with many outages. All my computer products stayed working with each flicker and outage, I kept on working without issue. The APC backup has a built in surge protector for the items that do not need power but has plenty of plugs for items that do. All 3 screens stayed lit and my PC with lots of need for power stayed running the entire 43 minutes the power was out the 3rd time after 2 flickers. The ease of installation is amazing and is such a small size compared to my last backup made by another brand. I also tested how long I could run a 65" Samsung 4k tv, D link router, Roku and the modem with the unit unplugged, 51 minutes, yes 51! This is by far the best backup for the money, I plan on buying another for my kids computers for school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life saver!!

    Posted
    Bootleg89
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    I have really been wanting to get a battery backup for my home internet devices but have been reluctant to pull the trigger. When I saw this model I was convinced due to all of its features. The first thing I liked was how many outlets this had. I also liked how may watts it put out while running on battery. Once I unpacked this I had to connect the battery via a connector they leave unplugged in shipping. Very easy. Then I plugged in my Comcast modem, d link router, Xfinity home router, and Arlo Hub. I then unplugged the battery backup and watched as all of my home communication didn't miss a beat! My internet and home security devices all up and running. Fantastic! This will help me during power outages in the summer and when I do home improvement projects where I open my breakers to kill power. This battery backup also offers surge protection which is an added plus. Love this ❤

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my gaming PC

    Posted
    TheBK
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    I bought this UPS as a backup for my expensive gaming pc. Besides just my tower, it runs two monitors, modem, router, and home phone. It runs all these with no problem! The UPS runs on about 60% load with computer on, 3% load with computer off. That equates to about 25 min runtime with computer on and 3 hours computer off. I tested the UPS by flipping the breaker to my house and the UPS switched to battery immediately with no delay seen on computer or monitors. There is a slight hum or clicking sound when the UPS is running on battery but it is totally quiet when plugged in on AC power. The display is super easy to use and helpful. I like that I can turn it off too so it doesn't light up the room. Overall, I'm very satisfied and have no complaints at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to!

    Posted
    Shwanny
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    I've had this up and running for about a week and, sure enough, my power went out recently for about an hour. The APC went into action and did exactly what I wanted it to do: kept my modem, router, VOIP, and cordless phone all up and running without missing a beat. It also gives you a great option for charging mobile devices during outages, as well as a USB-C port on the front which I assume would power a laptop. One quibble: my unit produces a slight, but high pitched intermittent whistle of sorts. I don't know what that is and need to do some research on that front. It's not loud enough to keep me from sleeping, but I definitely notice it when the room is quiet. Also, while it's great that you can turn the entire display off, the power button is illuminated green and it's surprisingly bright. Long story short? Probably don't put this in your bedroom if you don't have to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong backup with many options

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
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    APC has earned the coveted leader in the market position in Uninterruptible Power Supplies for computer systems. The Back-UPS Pro 1350 is a strong performer toward the high end of the APC product line. It features 6 outlets protected from surges and power outages, and 4 outlets offering just surge protection. It also has 2) USB jacks to protect USB from surges. The display provides voltage, current, wattage, remaining time and much more. The display times out but can be left on by pressing a button and holding it. Unfortunately the display produces an annoying high pitched whine, an oscillating sound, so I chose to leave the display off. SUMMARY: This is a robust, excellent performer and provides excellent protection against power surges. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Solution for a Specific Issue

    Posted
    JBCTECH
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    The APC - Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System is a solid, proven solution for trustworthy surge protection and battery back-up. Although I just acquired mine, I've seen the benefit of these units, first hand, during annual visits to Belize over the past few years. Belize's electrical service is prone to disruption by the frequent, lightning-laced, storms they experience. These units not only protect from damaging surges, but also provide continued power that gives plenty of time to power-down critical electrical equipment. The enhanced visual display is a helpful feature along with the basic solid build and performance of these units. Bottom-line: The APC - Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System provides great protection and security of mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    6 battery backup outlets & long runtime

    Posted
    XZR123
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I needed a name brand UPS with 6 battery backup outlets & long runtime with same day local pickup (TrippLite 1500VA died) and this APC unit fit the bill. It is running a router, 2 data modems, 1 voice modem, and two switches and the estimated runtime is 55mins. There is also a phone system plugged into the surge protector that has its own backup battery. This has been in use for one month and we have no problems or complaints. The setup was quick and easy and the device is low profile with a nice LCD. It is important to note for the homewoner that this unit makes a very light chirping noise constantly. Ours is located in a locked equipment room so this doesn't bother anyone but it could be a dealbreaker in a living room or under your desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    looks great, long runtime

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    Alex
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    This is a simple device, but does what its designed to do well. This unit has good looks, and a very clear screen with different options to display including battery load, incoming or outgoing volts, runtime left on battery power etc. I LOVE that it has 2 USB ports on the front to charge mobile devices, even on battery power. If you loose power at home, and your phone is dead, this device will charge it many times over. You can have the display always on, or only turn on with a button press. This is a great UPS. Long battery life (will run two iMac's I have hooked up to it for over an hour).

    I would recommend this to a friend