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So reliable that you forget it
I purchased my BR1300LCD as a replacement/upgrade to a BE500U purchased from a local Goodwill flea market. The BE500U's computer supervisory functions never worked but it operated perfectly as a UPS for over...Read complete review
I purchased my BR1300LCD as a replacement/upgrade to a BE500U purchased from a local Goodwill flea market. The BE500U's computer supervisory functions never worked but it operated perfectly as a UPS for over 2 years until I upgraded. I discovered the trade-in/upgrade offer while searching for service data on the APC website. In view of the excellent performance of the junked and out of date BE500U I purchased the BR1300LCD. It arrived within a week from the order, installation and set-up were straightforward. and the unit has been quietly doing its job since Sept. 15, 2010. To date it has protected my network from 1 blackout and 3 electrical noise surges. Thank you APC. Edward
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Surge Protector Stinks
Bought the Backup-UPS to keep the home entertainment system operating during brief power interruptions that seem to occur randomly. Initially connected TIVO, Converter, Satellite Receiver, LAN Network Bridge, A/V Receiver and...Read complete review
Bought the Backup-UPS to keep the home entertainment system operating during brief power interruptions that seem to occur randomly. Initially connected TIVO, Converter, Satellite Receiver, LAN Network Bridge, A/V Receiver and Plasma TV all totaling ~500 Watts. It seemed to run hot and the noisy UPS cooling fan turned on. Then removed the A/V Receiver and Plasma TV bringing the connected load down below 150 Watts. That kept the fan off, but the top of the UPS over the ventilation outlet slits is still warm to the touch.The upshot is that the noticeable smell of new, warm plastic/electrical insulation continues to permeate the room. It is not particularly unpleasant, but might be alarming to some. Thus, the UPS...stinks.
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from Lino Lakes, MN
Comments about APC Back-UPS RS 1300VA Charcoal Surge Protector:
The surge protection is good. The last couple of times we had power glitches the system power was lost and I don't know why. I probably should have kept better records of when i purchaded it but I didn't.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Atlanta, Georgia
This is the perfect power supply for my home system. Using the Trade-Ups program is a no-brainer. The fast delivery is just the icing on the cake. Fantastic product/service.
good unit at price
from San Jose, CA
second of this unit, sook serious spike with no damage to the attached computer and monitor.
from Shelton, WA
This is the second APC Back-UPS I have purchased (the first saved computer during a power surge that fried everything else!). The battery was 4 yrs old and needed to be replaced, so traded it all in and bought the same as I had before. I'm really happy (no losing data due to power outage). No computer down time when lights flicker, etc. I can highly recommend APC!
from Southwest Florida
This is my third APC product and all have functioned flawlessly for many years. This item is compact and very easy to set up. Mine was fully charged and ready to use out of the box. This in spite of the shipping box looking like it had beed dropped from an airplane! The box was beat and the packing cracked but the product was undamaged. In my opinion you can not beat APC for reliability and functionality.
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APC Backup UPS
from Williamsburg, VA
Easy set up and trade in of old UPS for credit. UPS works great. Although directions said to charge for 24 hours before use, UPS battery was fully charged when it arrived. Works great as have has a couple of brief outages since installation.
Great trade-in program, units work well
from Moline, IL
Well, I've owned this unit for about 3 months, and I don't think it's actually had to have been used yet. But my first UPS from APC worked flawlessly for 3 years and I have no doubt this one will be the same. Love the trade-in program. I ordered this UPS, printed out my shipping label, and used the same box to mail my old UPS back to APC for proper disposal and/or recycling. Fast and easy process.
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from Franklin, NH
Have purchased 3 of these units one for each of my home computers - Can not say enough about the good points. Rcvd a discount on each of the units and shipping was great right to the front door within a couple of days after the orders. Does everything that APC said it would.
Back up power, when needed most.
from Kansas City, MO
This is the second APC unit in my office. I bought the Back-UPS 1300 RS as I'd added more peripherals to my studio set up. During hot summers, this older neighborhood has "brown outs", where the power would dip for a couple seconds. Just enough to trash anything you were working on. The continuous power afforded by the 1300 made sure there was never any data loss, and if power was completely out, it gave me the time needed to make a controlled shut-down. I've owned the unit since November 2007, and came back as I'm recommending it to a friend who also has a home office.
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