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CyberPowerPC - 1500VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup power, buy 2, and turn BEEP off.

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    MinotaurGlobal
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    I purchased a few of these for my personal Ultimate Laptop setup as after doing the equation (167% of Wattage used = Min Volt-Amperes (VA), and based on my system I needed 2500 VA (so at 1500 VA which is 900 watts each I would need 2 units), which would give me about 15 to 20 minutes of use off UPS battery alone at full load. Put your modem, router, and accessories to run off one unit, while the other runs monitors, PC or Laptop. I do not recommend to daisy chain these together as it would drain the battery of the unit being at the end and you will risk dead cell'ing the unit. However, you simply split the load across both units. Don't be cheap and buy just one battery backup if you are running more than 1k watts. It is recommended not to plug surge protectors into the battery/surge outlets, but that's only if you are plugging in surge pro's with more than 3 devices plugged into them or have a load of over 300 watts total. Otherwise, you should use a surge protector to plug in some of the more ridiculously sized power adapters (cell chargers, speaker systems, monitors- as you can see the white irregular power adapters from the LG monitors in the pic) and then plug the single plug of the surge pro (I used a few Insignia 8 outlet surge pro's, but only 3 outlets from each) into the UPS for a clean install. Bang for the buck Cyberpower is a better choice than APC and with a 3 year warranty you can't go wrong. This unit is quiet and low heat. I would make sure to turn BEEP OFF, otherwise when the unit goes into UPS mode it will beep and become annoying and people will start goose-necking around the office to track down the sound. To do that: hold down the power button to access the menu, then tap until you see BEEP ON, and tap to set to OFF.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Money Well Spent!

    Posted
    ThaChad
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    I have always use surge protectors for all my electronics, but recently my Power company has been having contestant short power outages, never lasting more than a few seconds, but enough to obviously reboot my computer and has recently caused several HDD corruption issues.. I finally got sick of it and invested in a UPS.. I wasn't sure how many VA's I would need but I wanted it to run for at least 10 minutes with out power. This unit powers my Quad Core desktop, 32" LCD TV/Monitor, All-In-One Printer and several USB peripherals plugged in to the computer for ~60 minutes. I love that it also "cleans" the power as it comes in, so if the power sags or spikes it filters that out before going to anything plugged into the device. It also communicates with software on the computer via USB and can shut the computer down when the battery is getting low. This is a wonderful feature as If you are not home and have a massive power outage, it will take care of it for you. It's money well spent, data recovery is VERY expensive and protecting your electronics from power issues is the best way to prevent data corruption on your computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very well!

    Posted
    DrHoo
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    I purchased two of the CyberPower 1500VA units prior to hurricane Irma. I hooked one up to my 55" Sony TV (drawing 275 watts) and the other to the cable box, modem and router (drawing less). Each power unit provides 900 watts. When the power goes off, the TV stays on, and doesn't even flicker. The cable does not have to reboot... it is that fast. When the power goes off, I have 80 minutes worth of time on the TV and more than 360 minutes worth of time on the cable, and WiFi. My other items like the DVR, TV surround sound unit, LEEO, and others are plugged into the other side of the unit which provides surge protection, but not battery backup. The battery backup side also provides surge protection. In the front are slots to charge your phone...but, I have a "My Charge" Gold for that purpose, also from Best Buy. I am pleased with the purchase of the two CyberPower units.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Appropriate Name For What It Does!

    Posted
    Gerry
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    I purchased this UPS for one main reason -- I wanted my computer, monitor, special telephone equipment, and cable/phone routers PROTECTED against both brownouts and surges! For me, this is all essential communication equipment upon which I depend for my links to the outside world. Since my purchase, the CyberPower UPS has been "tested" a number of times, and I'm very happy that I have it protecting my equipment from electrical danger! More times than I can count so far, the power has dropped out, periods ranging from several hours to seconds. So far, no damages what-so-ever! It's just not POSSIBLE to do better than that! Given the number of cable service telephones, cell phones needing powered base stations etc, as best I can tell, I'm the ONLY one around with power AND access to emergency personnel in case of emengencies. THAT's both a relief and a blessing for those friends and neighbors who might at some point need the access.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Won't Know you Need it Until you Need it!

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    BeachHQ
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    This is the second Cyberpower - 1500va back up battery system we've purchased. The first one was to power our cordless phone base and wireless home phone service. AT&T offers a little known system allows you to port your land line to a cell number. Any land line phone can be plugged into it's base and used over the cell network. It can also be plugged into the wires in your existing home landline. It can be used in your existing home phone lines simply by plugging in any standard or wireless phone. Our second Cyberpower battery purchased powers the WiFi modem and desktop PC. It provides days of back up for just the phones and WiFi. In a pinch we've ran a small generator to one of them and then plugged in a super automatic espresso machine. The Cyberpower handles the initial high current draw of the machine that would normally shut our generator off on overload.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent battery backup system.

    Posted
    LilysDad
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    The CyberPower 1500 VA battery backup system was easy to setup, connected to my Windows 10 Pro computer seamlessly, and has ample battery reserve. The system supports up to 10 devices (5 surge + battery and 5 surge only) plugged in simultaneously and they are spaced appropriately so that this should be doable. I only have 5 devices plugged in, which includes a Microsoft Surface Studio 2 pc (surge + battery), Brother laser printer (surge only) and three low wattage items (surge + battery). The CyberPower user interface estimates I can operate more than 2 hours in the event of a power outage before it safely shuts down the PC. This is my second CyberPower backup system. The prior one lasted six years and I never had an electrical issue with devices plugged into that system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple or not, you choose.

    Posted
    DorkusPrimus
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    Although I have not taken the time to dismantle and study the innards, from my use of two of these units over the past month or so I would not have a problem recommending it to my mom or a friend I would like to keep. The menu system can be a bit fiddly to use, since there is just the one button, but you really don't need to venture in there at all. It's pretty much as simple as could be. Plug things into it. You just need to decide whether or not each thing would be nice to have backed up with the battery. You can muddle about with settings if you like. It comes with a manual for that. I use one for the DVR and other audio/video bits in the lounge and another for the computer, modem, wifi, and RAID storage, which utilizes the USB status cable so it knows when to shut down if the power is out and the battery is getting too low to run things. So far, no problems. It would be nice if they were a bit cheaper, but cheap usually ultimately turns out to let you down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far... So good!

    Posted
    Chuck
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    After having a really nasty round of storms while working from home, and losing power and the internet about 4 times within 30 minutes, I knew it was time to do something. I researched many different product options and the one that kept coming up with great reviews is the CyberPower Battery Backup system. The setup was pretty easy and it's nice to be able to see how much backup time is available based on what is turned on and being run through the system. It was about 5 days later that we had an momentary outage lasting 1-2 seconds. I immediately went over to see if the backup worked, and everything that was plugged in never rebooted or got reset. I was VERY pleased that it worked as advertised! So far, it's doing everything that we expected. It looks likes this unit is money well spent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent UPS Device

    Posted
    PowerGuy
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    I have been a APC guy over the years but thought I'd give this brand a try after reading other reviews. I bought this to power (and protect) a Synology 5-bay NAS, Internet gear, and cable DVR. There's plenty of spare capacity with the connected devices providing an extended battery run time.The Synology NAS does recognize this device via a USB cable providing a safe unattended shutdown in the event of an extended power outage. I do like the receptacle spacing for wide power packs reducing the need for a power strip. The LCD provides useful information regarding input power status and output status and consumption. The physical footprint is amazingly small for its capacity making for many placement options other than beneath a desk. I purchased on sale providing extra value but I would have purchase again at the retail price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    Posted
    BigFamily
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    Bought to give me some solid battery backup during Hurricane Irma for my Cable Box, WiFi, TV & charging devices with the USB port - exceeded expectations - What I discovered is that my power is constantly fluctuating in my house and into my house - it comes on a the slightest variance in power and provides a stable consistent power feed to my most important electronics - my son has moved his gaming system over (PS4) because it protects against your game progression - especially games like Minecraft - the back of the unit provides two rows of plug ins - all are surge protected but only one row is backup protected - this allows you to separate your electronics so the critical systems are backed up - will buy another two of the smaller ones to put in my bedroom for my 2nd tv and my alarm clock - works better than advertised

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Powers off

    Posted
    flywheel
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    I've owned it for 2 years. The UPS intermittently shuts off completely. I have a very light load: modem, router, employee time clock, video surveillance system (excl monitor), credit card m/c . Total draw is only 25 watts. UPS says it should be able to run for 285 minutes (4.5 hours) with that load. With a laptop I can keep my business running as we were getting regular 5min - 90min power outages during the day. My security system sends me an email whenever we get an NV Energy power loss but I'm not getting any email so the main power supply is not going down. Buying another one today... I'm over this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well!

    Posted
    NightAngel1228
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    Good product, but make sure you read the directions. Half of the product is for the battery backup, so you need to make sure everything that you want to run in an outage will be plugged in there. Also, starting it up takes more than short press of the on button, or it just makes a beep and doesn't turn on - I had to read the directions twice for that clarification. Finally, I have not had to test it in long outages yet, but in short power outages, it has done a seamless job of keeping my pc running and not even a glitch. The only thing I would recommend for the manufacturer to improve is this: it's already a weighty and large product, please space out the plugs so that "wall warts" can have a little more space, or you sacrifice a spot on the box you might have otherwise used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exellent Item

    Posted
    Ghostchele
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    After being struck by lightning and loosing 1 PC and a Wifi Router that were not protected in the process, we decided to purchase another of these units to protect our main components in our living room! This unit is just about the best you can get. We have owned a similar unit for over 1 year, and everything that was connected to that unit was not affected by last months lightning, so I guess that was more than enough proof we needed to buys another one to cover our pricey electronics in our family room! RJ45 connection will allow super fast speeds of internet to pass thru (some more expensive similar units lock speed to 100MB of internet speed), but this one is blazing letting our 300MBs speeds go right into our PCs! Very good looking unit. Would definitely recommend highly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE THESE POWER BACK-UPS!

    Posted
    Mitch
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    These power supply back-ups & surge protectors are perfect! I use them on ALL of our internet devices, computers, Home THeater room, and Server that houses over 2000 films.. It amazing when the power goes out there’s not even a flicker on my 165” screen, while watching an HD film running from my sever. It gives me time to walk downstairs and start the generator, flip the transfer switch and again NOT a Flicker of power and our equipment valued at tens of thousands remains undmaged. If you even own a gaming PC thats high end, I recommend this! If you want to keep WiFi when the power is out, use these!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a must have product.

    Posted
    TheKrug
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    The Cyberpower Lx1500GU was a great purchase. I went to the Best Buy Store to purchase but they had none on display or in the store. Associate stated to order online. I did order online and got unit delivered sooner than expected. This was my first purchase of Cyberpower product as I always bought APC. I was disappointed that I had to call Cyberpower to find out when the unit was manufactured. The first associate tried to blow me off by stating it had a 3 year warranty. I indicated that I wanted something that was not sitting on the shelf for a year. He did not get what I was saying. After I called a different department, I found out mine happened to be August 2016. APC has it in the code of the product your buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great Under Pressure

    Posted
    JimbobT
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    We lose power too often. Being in a bit of a rural area, power outages are frequent and last anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours on average. Recently, the power went out in the middle of Winter Storm Benji. It was out for much longer than hoped and this UPS performed flawlessly, shutting down my desktop PC 5 minutes after power loss, as programmed, and then further shutting everything down at 11 p.m. and automatically restarting at 7 a.m., also as programmed. It allowed us to maintain the bare minimum wi-fi signal so we could at least connect to the outside world on our mobile devices. So often, such devices are never tested ... ours was given a real world test shortly after purchasing and it performed perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent UPS

    Posted
    KB4MTO
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    I bought this for my main work computer which is built from high-end gaming gear. It's an i5, 32GB RAM, 3 HDs, dual monitors and numerous fans. This UPS has protected my computer from the many brownouts and power hits we get in my area. The holdup time is well over an hour. During Hurricane Irma, when we lost power, I plugged a box fan into this UPS to help us sleep. After two days of charging up cell phones and flashlights, it powered the fan for 4.5 hours. My only complaint, if I were to have one, is that you cannot silence the alarm. So when you do have an extended power loss, like during the hurricanes, you have to listen to the alarm go off continuously. This is a great UPS, I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Has saved the day 3 times! Works w/TV + TIVO too!

    Posted
    Warith
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    This unit is awesome - right price - exceeded expectations. We bought two, one for the computer, and another for the LED TV + TIVO Roamio DVR in the living room. For the computer, easy - 750W power supply plus two LCD monitors, runs about 80 minutes during outage. For the TV and TIVO - runs 80 minutes with TV on, 400 minutes with TV off and TIVO on, we got our shows while the power was out when we were away!! This unit has kept the TV and TIVO going during annoying brown outs - and TIVO owners can all relate to what happens during power brownouts and surges --- and 3 (Yes 3!!!) total power outages. We were in the dark watching cable and our TIVO Roamio!!!! Stable, quiet, cool, sits out of the way. Note: This unit has some weight on it. This was a great investment. Get one, trust me!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect!

    Posted
    xfreakazoidx
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    Went to BB not really having any idea on how these things work aside from providing power during a blackout. Left knowing everything I could know such as I should really only run critical things on it like my PC, phone and so on. Also left knowing the right size one based on my power supply for my PC (well not the full supply). If you plug in other stuff it will drain the supply VERY fast during a black out. Had it since then and power went out for just over a minute, PC stayed on and screen to. Power went back on and everything was fine! This battery only last about 5 minutes based on what I have plugged into it. Which is enough time to shut down should the power not come back on after 2-3 minutes. Highly reccomend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth the money

    Posted
    digida
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    I was unsure at first about spending this money for a battery backup but I really wanted something that was capable of powering my entertainment center electronics. I would have been happy if it could sustain the power for a few minutes to cover short outages, however the screen showing the projected times shows that with a 48" tv, satellite , surround sound, two game systems, cable modem, WiFi router and some other smaller electronics, it shows minimal load and that with everyone on it will power for over an hour. If everything is off it will keep it powered for over 3 hours for the internet and satellite system (hopefully no more missed DVR recordings).

    I would recommend this to a friend