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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

99%
would recommend to a friend

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power outages
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works right out of the box

    Posted
    Carlossalsa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was an UPS upgrade offering additional capacity and outlets. I expected to need to charge the device before activation but it was ready to use once unpacked. It performed as expected during a power interruption, although I need to research how to deactivate the beeping warning.

    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

    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

    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