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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Workhorse

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

    I hooked up my network equipment for a satellite location, With everything plugged in, including camera system, it gives about 30 min of back up but more importantly it is surge protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent back up power

    Posted
    Jayt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Love the back up power and surge protection this unit provides. The information on wattage and load usage is very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great battery performance and surge protection.

    Posted
    Dionysus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchase for my custom PC I get great battery performance when we get the occasional power surge. FL is the capital of the world for surges and lighting, protecting my PC from damage is a must. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Part of best protection

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

    Expensive electronic devices like computers and tv's need a number of layers of surge protection, starting with less expensive surge blocks and graduating to the pricey UPS. This way the cheap pieces fail in order to protect the more expensive, which shield the part of the surge that goes through. The UPS keeps the memory from being lost during most power outages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A battery backup

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

    This is a battery backup plus surge protection unit. You can plug it in and plug other things into it. The things you plug into it will receive power. It works. You can turn off the alert noise which is nice because NC has terrible power reliability.

    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 Stitch in Time...

    Posted
    Cueball2000
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Battery Backup System!!!

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

    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

    Life saver!!

    Posted
    Bootleg89
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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

    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
    • 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