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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

    Great Backup

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    ITguy13
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    Great backup with good features and screen. Been using these for switch racks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice UPS

    Posted
    Holdolin
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a great UPS for computers or other devices that use more power. While less than the 1500va model it'll still keep your system up well long enough to power down or in the event of a power surge. You can set the sensitivity to kick on closer or further away from the target 120v. It's a great feature if your power fluctuates but not too far away from 120. It keeps the UPS from excessively cycling on and off of battery power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great power Supply

    Posted
    Toyoutlaw
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This APC - Back-UPS Pro Battery Back-Up was a great purchase. I've had several over the years and this one is by far the best. It was easy to set up and the monitoring feature is simple enough. It provides plenty of outlets, handles enough power for my small office and it is very stable. I can rest assured during any power surges or outages. Highly recommended.

    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

    Strong backup with many options

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS if a bit noisy

    Posted
    aarondr
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    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've 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's 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

    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

    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