In today's "always on, always available" world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, APC ...Read More
Replacement for older APC UPS. I recently replaced my failing APC 350U UPC with a newer APC 650 backup unit. So far I have not had any power outages so I can't yet comment on power loss handling, but the unit was easy to set up and connect to my PC. It initially showed a run time of 123 minutes but after its first automatic self check the run time then displayed as 23 minutes which is more like I expected. If I encounter an adverse problems with this unit, I'll be back to update my review.
Nothing But APC. I live in the lightning capitol of the US and have an APC product of everything that has any electronics in it. I have used several brands in the past but now I will only use APC. They have not only the best product on the market but the best customer service and stand behind their warranty. That is almost unheard of in today's market.
Lifesaver During Hurricane Sandy. I received this UPS product as a present back in 2010. It did its job powering my iMac, PS3, router, and modem during random brown outs / circuit breaks due to too many appliances being on at the same time (Microwave, Washer, Dryer, etc.). The house was built in 1929 and although renovations were being done over the years, the electrical system wasnâ€™t the greatest but has been recently upgraded last month. The UPS came to light during late October 2012 when Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey. I was performing an online NBA fantasy draft between colleagues when the Hurricane knocked out the power in the neighborhood during the last rounds of the draft (Who schedules a fantasy draft during a hurricane?? We still blame the commissioner about that up to this day but to his defense, the date was scheduled a month prior even before the storm was predicted to hit the NJ area). As soon as the power went out, my iMac was running on the UPSâ€™s backup battery during the last 2 rounds of the draft. I could tell my rivals lost connection as it gave me an advantage picking the right sleepers. I was able to power down my iMac, router, and modem safely after the draft successfully. The power was knocked out for a whole week as we were able to use the UPSâ€™s backup battery to power a portable electric stove to cook canned goods and soups / non perishable food as well as charging our cell phones and electric toothbrushes for 4 days. I was shocked how long the UPSâ€™s battery power lasted! By the 5th day, I gave the UPS to my father to fully charge the battery at his workplace where the power was restored. The UPS continued to power the portable electric stove and charge cell phones until the one week mark when we finally received power at the house as the UPS then charged up from where it was at the halfway mark. The UPS continues to provide power to my iMac, PS3, router, and modem especially when the TV and cable box in the living room randomly shuts off due to a random brown out or low voltage. My man cave center stil
BR1500G. I own five units, two PRO 1500's w/ BR24BPG external packs and three XS 1500's. The fan noise is not an issue at all, it runs for about four hours after initial startup and then kicks on periodically as needed to recharge the unit. The extra battery pack is definitely worth it as the runtime is extended by 3X. All in All a solid UPS.
Love it! My new computer was tremendously upgraded when I ordered it, so it was very expensive. I have always used APC's products, and found them extremely reliable. I have my computer, printer, 3 external drives, etc. hooked into my new Back-UPS Pro 1500, and still have room and power to hook more things into it. It has many outlets in the back which has been wonderful for my purposes and what I plug into it. I've been using it for several months now, and it has done it's job several times with the storms and electrical outages we have here, not to mention the horrible surges also. It has many qualities that are wonderful and so simple to set up and use. I always was so thrilled that I was able to receive a discount from APC's trade-in program. Now that is a great idea for a company. You can't go wrong if you choose this unit, or for that matter any of the units APC sells, as they are dynamite and work great!
Fits my needs. Purchased the BR1500G backup to replace an old APC that I had been using for over 20 years. The old one finally stopped charging. So far, after numerous power outages, some short and some long, my equipment stays on and protected. It does what it is supposed to do. Works fine with MAC equipment.
Protect your valuable electronics. There are plenty of protected, and backed up and protected, outlets, more than enough to cover my home HD cable, cable phone, HD TV, DVD/CD/VHS play and record machine, and more if I want it. That not only is the electric filtered and monitored, but the cable as well, with no impact on the signal. Well worth it given the high-voltage environment we live in - the open plains, prairie t-storms, tornadoes, wind-storms, etc. Don't set up without one.
In today's "always on, always available" world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support. Its comprehensive solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes.
From its corporate headquarters in West Kingston, RI, APC operates sales offices throughout the world and manufacturing facilities on three continents. Together, APC’s global teams work to fulfill their mission of creating delighted customers. To do this, the Company focuses its efforts on four primary application areas: Home/Small Office; Business Networks; Data Centers and Facilities; and Access Provider Networks.
Known for its quality, innovation and industry leading service and support, APC has perhaps the longest list of accolades in its industry. Not satisfied with this, APC is working diligently to achieve its corporate mission of creating delighted customers by improving the manageability, availability and performance of information and communication systems through the rapid delivery of innovative solutions to real customer problems.