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CyberPower - 1000VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 381 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well, with unnecessary design limitations

    Posted
    BarryG

    The unit worked excellent for over a year with brief power glitches until it was put to test during a long outage after hurricane Irma. Prior to the hurricane I acquired an extra battery. I figured with two fully charged batteries I would be all set to power small devices (charge phone, modem, router, VOIP, tablet, etc) for an extended period of time. When the power went down during hurricane Irma, the UPS went on backup mode as expected. I then powered down my desktop computer and turned the UPS off to preserve the battery (other devices were still connected) since I didn't need it for at least a few hours. Later I tried to turn the UPS back on but nothing happened. I then realized that IT NEEDS TO BE CONNECTED TO LINE CURRENT IN ORDER TO TURN ON THE UPS. So I had two fully charged batteries which were now useless because I couldn't turn the UPS back on. I still had live AT&T DSL, but nothing to power the modem, router, VOIP, tablet, or charge my phone. How stupid! That's like having a backup generator that needs to be connected to line current in order to turn it on. Apparently these CyberPower UPSs are designed to only maintain power for a short time after power failure, and not function as a stand alone inverter (even though they should be perfectly capable of doing so). So after the hurricane I had to go shopping for a voltage inverter, which I suppose I can use to "jump" my UPS when I need to turn it on when the power is down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good UPS

    Posted
    ks1701
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    Living in Florida comes with rain every day during the rainy season and with rain comes the occasional power outages and trips. Nothing worse than playing your favorite MMO and the power trips for a second or two and your pc resets not too mention your internet. So needed a UPS that could handle my gaming rig and this UPS does it in spades, it has six battery and surge protected outlets and six surge protected ones. 2 of the battery powered ones can handle the big black box plugs. Got a nice LCD screen and a USB plug than can be plugged into the pc and using the company's software can check all settings and set alerts. Now it says 250 mins of run time but the more you plug in the less it will last. I have my pc, three monitors, router, and modem plugged in and it will last 12 minutes. I didn't buy this to play while the power was out but to keep it running during the 2 or three second outages. It also conditions the power coming into anything that is plugged into the unit. I am quite satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    but, READ why

    Posted
    Teamgold
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    for starters, people have to understand whatever the time says on any of these, you will more than likely not get that actual time. so when buying, always buy one with a little more "duration" than you want. more devices hooked up, and bigger ones, require more power to operate, 2+2 actually does equal 4. love this though, knew it was big, figured i would make it work, i did, you want a backup, expect it. have everything in my room that is essential during an outage plugged into the backup part, and normal stuff plugged into the standard plug in part. thought that was kind of cool also need to understand what AVR means, and this being a device to "clean" the straggly, dirty, wavy, electricity coming from outside, works awesome. that's the point of it after all. so now with better more stable current to my devices i know i am getting the right flow and i have some heavy things in here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement UPS

    Posted
    Ben75
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    Bought this to replace a CP 850VA Ecologic UPS that could no longer power on. This 1000VA unit sits in my family's living room to protect our big screen TV, cable box, DVD/Blu-Ray player, a portable gaming system, and secondary router. It also has enough outlets to provide charging power for a laptop, tablet, and cell phones, if we need them. Other brands have fewer outlets. This has 12, which is what I was looking for. I don't understand the voltage-ampere rating, but I do hope the higher number means the unit can handle a bigger workload than the 850 model. So far, so good. The design is satisfyingly simple. With outlets on the top, it's less intimidating for those uncomfortable in dealing with tech (like my mother). Less bulk also makes it easier to hide the UPS and manage cables. I have always relied on CyberPower UPS units to help protect my computer equipment. I am very happy I got this for our home entertainment components!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Heavy Duty Wall Unit

    Posted
    joey
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    I've gone through several of the low end (350VA-650VA) UPS back ups by APC and CyberPower over the last 20 years and the results have always been the same: they last for a year or two and then they die. I even tried replacing the batteries, but they didn't even last 6 months. This time I decided to spare no cost and got a more powerful unit. If you're going to get one of these, you should definitely spend the extra $ to get one with some kind of status indicator other than a green light. These are usually in the 1000VA+ range, which will power a PC, modem and a few small peripherals for a long enough time for you to be able to shut them down. These high end units will tell you the condition of both the battery and the power coming in so you will know when something is amiss. This model is wall mountable, which is a plus in some situations. I definitely recommend this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Uninterruptible Power Supply for living room

    Posted
    Macnerd
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    In my living room I have a 55" HDTV, cable box, subwoofer, soundbar & VCR/DVD player plugged into a surge protector. Occasionally there are brownouts or power failures in my neighborhood. I decided to get a UPS. I have a Cyberpower UPS in my utility room where my computer is. I don't hear a peep out of it unless there's a brownout then it beeps. I had my computer plugged into the other more expensive brand. You know the one with the red letters. I've read other complaints on this website about the red letter UPSs. I hadn't had it very long & 1 morning it woke me up when the alarm went off. I decided at that point not to buy any more of the red letter UPSs. I bought a Cyberpower & I haven't regretted my decision. Anyway, that's why I decided to get a Cyberpower UPS for the living room. I didn't want the tower type because it doesn't fit on the shelf of the TV stand. This fits on the bottom. shelf of the TV stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS

    Posted
    JamexRZ
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    It's a more of a UPS than a surge protector (well both) for a lower price, and can give you a few minutes of running time to be able to turn off correctly your devices. Its good, but if you plug in too many power hungry devices on the battery backup plugs, it will complain and emit a loud beep.I had a PS Pro, my TV, HD-DVR plugged and every time I would play a graphic intensive game on the PRO, it would complain with loud beeps, indicating overload. So I had to remove the cable HD dvr and another thing. Now, with only the PRO and the tv it doesnt complain. Well, why put 6 battery plugs if you can only use 2 without overloading? Just that con. Other than that you can monitor it using a USB cable with your pc and downloading software from their web.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding UPS

    Posted
    Gumby
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    I purchased this UPS to protect a home theater system that includes a 55 inch flat screen HD TV, receiver, DVD player, cable box, 5 speakers and a sub-woofer. Three days after installing the UPS, we had a brutal power failure. The electricity bounced on and off three times before remaining off for hours. The UPS did exactly what it was supposed to do - it kept the home theater system up and running. Without that UPS, there was an excellent chance something would have been fried (lost a previous sub-woofer to a power spike because it was plugged into a surge suppressor and not an UPS). This UPS size and shape is a definite plus. It fits perfectly behind the table holding all home theater components and is not at all noticeable. Very happy I made the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    dependable battery back up system

    Posted
    TonyT
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    I've recently experienced my 4ht black out in Sherman oaks and feltb it was time to have a battery back up ...just in case. DSo, I purchased CyberPower -1000 and tested it out. I conveniently killed the poser to the house and relied on nothing but the battey back up. amazingly enough it worked. It gave me power where I needed it for up to 6 hours roughly. I didn't power everything, just the things I felt relevant (radio, tv, computer, cell phone, lights in the area i was occupying). in a nutshell, the Cyberpower 1000 did its thing. Very happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good UPS

    Posted
    Tony
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    Great backup/surge protection unit with 12 easily accessible outlets. Spacing between outlets great for larger configuration plugs. Optional software download and USB connection good to allow controlled shutdown of computer prior to end of battery life after long duration outage. Only problem was with the instructions. Product registration address was incorrect and had to call to manually register. Also, a little more information could assist in explaining UPS options and capabilities. However, called customer service and they were very helpful. Even walked me thru software download and answered all technical questions effectively.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great battery backup

    Posted
    Bill
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    I needed to replace an old battery backup for my desk tower and related equipment. I have had this basic product before and have found it to be reliable and easy to set up. Good battery backup for anyone looking for this type of device. FYI: I found many years ago that the electrical outlet I use for my computer DOES NOT provide a steady flow of electric current and that use to cause problems for my system. The battery backup keep the flow of electric to my system flowing at a constant pace, making everything work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims

    Posted
    Data4weeks
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    I bought this to replace my previous ups and it has worked as stated thus far. My other ups worked great but couldn't handle the desktop, printer, router, and externals all being plugged into it. We live in an area where there is a lot of power surges and when you remote into work, the ups becomes detrimental. This unit has been able to keep power to my devices during these surges without any interruption for short periods of time (>1-3 min). I haven't had the "pleasure" of testing the maximum the battery life, but assume it would be comparable to the specs in the directions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protects my equipment

    Posted
    chrisb
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    I bought this to protect my Smart TV and A/V equipment because the electric power has been irregular lately, with frequent surges and dips and momentary interruptions. Not only was this a royal pain (I had to reprogram the Smart TV and some of the equipment every time), I worried that it would damage the equipment. In fact, a surge last summer took out ALL my electronics except my computer that was on a UPS -- about $4000 damages. With this UPS backup, I no longer have to worry ... and have not had to reprogram anything since I installed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works as far as I can tell

    Posted
    texnerd
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    Seems to work. Provides surge protection and battery backup. The interface cable with the computer is an interesting touch. Allows you to have an app that can test the battery backup or automatically shut down your PC after a timer or based on a time remaining, which is a nice touch. Battery power is VERY much dependent on what you plug into it. A 42" LCD flat screen will exhaust a fully charged battery in about 16 minutes. So you do have to plan what you want on battery and what surge is good enough for. I chose this model based on cost and the number of outlets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy.

    Posted
    mcmcc
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    I purchased this to protect my new computer from power surges and/or power outages. Easy to set-up. Plenty of plugs. I probably won't use the software that you can download from the website - I am just not that "techie". Seems to work fine but can't really tell as no power fluctuations have occurred yet. Purchased on sale at a good price for the 1000VA of protection. I bought this brand instead of APC as the last battery back-up I had from them lasted only months before it started doing weird things and I had to get rid of it. So far, so good on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In general, battery backups are good..

    Posted
    ronchx
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    These are battery backups. I have used them in the past and they are very worthwhile investments. As for this particular model, its hard to review something you do not know is going to work for some time as you wont know how well it works until you have a power outage in a critical situation. Especially if you have not used a lot of other models or brands to be a fair reviewer. This unit definitely seems to work at time of purchase. If anyone says more than that, well, I would be weary. I wouldn't risk not having a battery backup for myself as my work is critical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excellent 4 hour ups

    Posted
    netkev
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    plug and play. usb works with not driver install with windows 10. 4 ups outlets and 4 power surge only outlets. digital multi-mode readout. 4 hours of power for my devices, which is on the higher end. would like to have an api or app where i could detect a power outage and try to send an email or push notification, but i don't see anything about that. my isp and whole network is on a ups as well, so i can use the network even in a power outage, so I can send emails when the power gets out. this would give me enough warning to get home if i am not there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good. But <2 weeks so far.

    Posted
    vcgroves
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    The ultimate review could go in either direction in time. Our wifi would occasionally lose internet connection and would require rebooting. Our IT Admin suggested getting a battery UPS backup in case of power fluctuations. Since we bought and installed this model, the signal was never lost again. He recommended the APC brand but this brand and model cost about $50 less and claims twice the backup time as APC. We'll see in time! I would recommend it with caution though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS With Mega Backup Power & 12-Outlets

    Posted
    DetroitStrong
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    Great UPS for the price. I bought my UPS for home use with two laptops and a 21-inch monitor. 1. Great looking, with low noise, with plug and play capability. 2. AVR (automatic voltage regulator) extends battery life and smooths out voltage spikes. 3. Green On/Off power light indicator lets you see at a glance if your system is on or off. 4. There is also a mode button that lets you cycle through several different status indicators such as, Load Input, Run Time, Load Capacity by % and Battery Capacity by %.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    RiotAct
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    My old UPS device finally went bad after years of use, so I needed a new one. My old CyberPower lasted for years, so I purchased this one. It does everything I need it too and has been working flawlessly for almost 4 months now. There's bigger, and more expensive units out there, but if all you're backing up is a desktop computer, monitor and some peripherals (like an external HD), this will work perfectly for you. Cheaper (smaller) models might not be able to handle as much.

    I would recommend this to a friend