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APC - Back-UPS Pro 1350VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

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

    APC has been Known to be very good, have use them before and never had a complain. I like that it has the display.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No complaints

    Posted
    Cristhian
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I'm not an expert on Back-UPS this is the one looks really high quality. I love the LCD display which makes it easier to understand this system. I recommend to complete the warranty form in case something ever happens, but I doubt it .

    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've no qualms about recommending an APC product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very solid choice

    Posted
    ferrari
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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'd 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

    Over the top happy!!!

    Posted
    JustCuz
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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've a synology NAS, SmartThings hub, Cable modem,Wi-Fi router, POE router and a 24" monitor running off of this. I'ven'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: 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: 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

    Excellent Solution for a Specific Issue

    Posted
    JBCTECH
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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 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

    Posted
    Alex
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    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

  • 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

    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

    Reliable Device, Simple to Use, Works as Expected

    Posted
    dorkhead2
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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 don't 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'm 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's 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