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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 83 reviews

99%
would recommend to a friend

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home use
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This UPS stops power fluctuation Problems :D

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The area I live has frequent dips in power that cause my cable box and internet router to reboot. I don't have any more service interruptions due to power fluctuation :D I see the lights in the house dim or blink but my TV & Internet are not affected :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for computer power safety

    Posted
    ViperElectric
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have had this a few weeks now and already had it kick in a few times (because power at my home is slightly unreliable). It switches over to battery power without a hickup and keeps all my gear powered for the short outages we normal have. With my enthusiast level computer two monitors and several other devices powered I still get about 45 minutes worth of power on battery, and with the power chute software to shut down my computer when the battery gets low I don't have to worry about sudden disconnects. Overall its a great battery backup and it works well.

    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

    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