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APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)

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Product Highlights
  • Output: 330W / 550VA
  • Input: 120V
  • 4 x Battery-Powered, 4 x Surge Protector
  • 8 x NEMA 5-15R
  • Recharge Time 24 Hours
  • Audible Alarm
  • USB, RJ-11
  • LED Status Display
  • Cold Start / Hot Swap
  • Delivers Battery-Powered AC

The Back-UPS 550 Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V) from APC provides power protection and battery backup for home computer systems. The power strip provides surge protection for all devices connected and battery backup for up to four. It yields an average output power capacity of 550VAC at 330W. Battery lasts up to 13.5 minutes at half-load capacity. APC offers guaranteed protection from surges and spikes with their lifetime $75,000 Equipment Protection Policy. These features make the Back-UPS ES an excellent choice to provide power and battery backup for your home PC.

Battery Failure Notification
Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance
Data Line Protection
The surge protector features an RJ-11 surge protection connection that allows you to protect phone-line connection from power surges. This helps to preserve the life of your modem and further protect your computer from surges.
Cold-Start Capable
Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out.
Hot-Swappable Batteries
Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced
Disconnected Battery Notification
Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
Automatic Self-Test
Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
Audible Alarms
Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS conditions
User-Replaceable Batteries
Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
Transformer-Block Spaced Outlets
Protect equipment with input transformer blocks without blocking access to other receptacles.
Intelligent Battery Management
Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
Safety-Agency Approved
Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment.
Lifetime Data Recovery Warranty
Provides peace of mind by providing professional data recovery services in the event data is lost due to the failure of the unit.
Battery Replacement Without Tools
Allows quick, easy battery replacement.
Output Output Power Capacity: 330 Watts / 550 VA
Max Configurable Power: 330 Watts / 550 VA
Nominal Output Voltage: 120V
Output Frequency (sync to mains): 47 - 63 Hz
Topology: Standby
Waveform Type: Stepped approximation to a sinewave
Output Connections: (4) NEMA 5-15R (Battery Backup)(4) NEMA 5-15R (Surge Protection)
Input Nominal Input Voltage: 120V
Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz (auto sensing)
Input Connections: NEMA 5-15P
Cord Length: 5 feet / 1.52 meters
Input voltage range for main operations: 88 - 139V
Surge Energy Rating Surge energy rating: 340 Joules
Filtering: Full time multi-pole noise filtering : 5% IEEE surge let-through : zero clamping response time : meets UL 1449
Data Line Protection: Analog phone line for phone/fax/modem/DSL (RJ-11 connector)
Battery Type: Maintenance-free sealed lead-acid battery with leakproof suspended electrolyte
Replacement Battery Cartridge: RBC2
Typical Backup Runtime Half Load: 13.5 minutes (165W)
Full Load: 3.3 minutes (330W)
Audible Alarm Alarm when on battery, distinctive low-battery alarm, configurable delays
Compatibility Not Applicable
Certifications cUL Listed, FCC Part 15 Class B, FCC Part 68, NOM, UL 1778, UL 497A, UL 497B
Environmental Requirements Operating
Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity: 5-95%
Altitude: 0-10,000' (0-3000 m)

Storage
Temperature: 5-113°F (-15-45°C)
Humidity: 5-95%
Altitude: 0-50,000' (0-15,000 m)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12 x 3.3 x 7" (30.5 x 8.4 x 17.8cm)
Weight 13 lb / 5.9kg
Equipment Protection Lifetime: $75,000
APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)
  • Software CD-ROM
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    APCBack-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)
     
    4.7

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great protection (18)
    • Well built / quality (18)
    • Compact (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Good cord length (13)

    Cons

    • Bulky size (7)

    Best Uses

    • Computers (24)
    • High-end equipment (12)
    • Home or business (9)
    • Audio equipment (6)
    • Tv's (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (15), Quality oriented (11), Tech savvy (10), Budget shopper (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (20), Personal (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid!

    These APC backup and surge protection units are fantastic. Just about every piece of electronic gear is "backed up" by an APC unit. The costs of these units are minimal, yet...Read complete review

    These APC backup and surge protection units are fantastic. Just about every piece of electronic gear is "backed up" by an APC unit. The costs of these units are minimal, yet they protect gear that is much more expensive to fix, should stray voltage do some damage. We have about 6 of these APC units, not just this one. What are you waiting for? Just make sure to account for the wattage of the units you will be plugging into these, and add some extra wattage just in case you want to plug in some additional devices in the future. The way APC designs these, one side consists of outlets for surge protection, the other side for emergency back-up power. Eight total (4+4) on this particular unit. You will get many years of service from these long-lasting units. If a battery ever becomes inoperable, just call APC or go to their website and get a fresh battery; they will even take back the old battery and pay for the postage. How crazy is that? A great American company. Just wish we had more like it. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions. If you can't tell already: we are rabid fans!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not reliable

    It only got 1 because I can't give zero.

    I bought this product in January 2012. After seven months, it started going into alarm mode even though there had been no...Read complete review

    It only got 1 because I can't give zero.

    I bought this product in January 2012. After seven months, it started going into alarm mode even though there had been no power failure. (I was sure the power had no problem because the microwave loses its head at the least dip.) After lengthy emailing with their customer service rep, they replaced the unit (but made me pay the postage.)

    Now the replacement unit has started the same crazy behavior. Last night at 3 am the alarm went off despite no power blip.

    I've told APC I'm finished. I wish I hadn't ever bought this shabby product.

    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product for PC

    By MCAHJW

    from Madera, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computers

      Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

      Excellent for our small business PC's. Great service too!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      The best surge protector I've ever used

      By Steve C

      from NJ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Construction
      • Good Cord Length
      • Good Warranty
      • Great Protection
      • Green Friendly
      • Well Labeled

      Cons

      • Bulky Size

      Best Uses

      • Audio Equipment
      • Computers
      • High-End Equipment
      • TV's

      Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

      It has just enough outlets for my needs. The fact that it has a back-up battery is a plus. Replace it in a year and it is like have a unit.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works Fine

      By Harry

      from MA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Construction
      • Good Cord Length
      • Good Warranty
      • Green Friendly
      • Well Labeled

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computers

        Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

        Works fine. Easy open battery compartment, no tools needed.

        Haven't tried the auto-shutdown software yet. I simulated a power failure by pulling the plug from the socket and then plugging in back in. Worked fine.

        Nicely packaged, all cardboard, no styrofoam.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect Fit

        By Bobo

        from Tehachapi, CA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Size
        • Durable Construction
        • Good Cord Length
        • Good Warranty
        • Great Protection
        • Green Friendly
        • Well Labeled

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computers

          Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

          We operate a small business and have need for a small battery back-up for support personnel. The small footprint, ease of use and reliability are a must for use and the 550 does the trick.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nice UPS

          By kwolf22

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me IT Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Cord Length
          • Great Protection
          • Well Labeled

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computers
            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

            I purchased this product as part of a home backup solution, to work with a Mac Mini backup server. It works great – no software or special configuration needed. Just connect the battery & plug it in. Then plug in the computer/etc. to the appropriate outlet (4 outlets are battery backup & 4 just surge protection). And connect up the USB cable. The Mac recognizes the UPS and provides a variety of control panel options to work with it. I really like how this unit has a replaceable battery. I've seen similarly priced units from other manufactures that don't.

            The ordering process at B&H went smooth, I received a tracking number and my order was delivered on time. Overall an A+ online shopping experience!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Reliable as ever

            By Michael Matthews

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Construction
            • Good Warranty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computers

              Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

              This one threw me for a few minutes when I read the instructional sheet that said the provided software is compatible with Windows only. Having recently acquired an iMac, this produced a bit of consternation. However, it turns out the UPS software built into OSX does all that's needed to let the battery backup work properly. The only thing you don't get is the detailed reporting on power outs, low voltage conditions, etc. provided by the APC software. When I realized I'd never relied on that data for anything other than satisfying my curiosity I immediately stopped missing it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Protects my network equipment perfect.

              By HotFix

              from Silver Spring, MD

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Size
              • Durable Construction
              • Good Cord Length
              • Good Warranty
              • Great Protection
              • Green Friendly
              • Well Labeled

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computers

                Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                This unit replaces an APC Back-UPS 350 that served me faithfully for many years but eventually gave up the ghost. This 550 model is almost the exact same size but somehow manages to pack a lot more battery into the same pace.

                The layout of battery protected outlets to just surge protected outlets is switched in relation to the units power chord as compared to the 350, but it didn't matter because it still works in the LAN closet I have this unit installed in.

                I almost switched brands to save a little money and am glad I didn't because of the excellent track record I have had with APC UPSs.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Does its job - good value

                By Electronics Hacker

                from Breinigsville, PA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Size
                • Durable Construction
                • Good Cord Length
                • Great Protection
                • Green Friendly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio Equipment
                  • Computers

                  Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                  This unit was purchased to replace an older model which was less efficient. So far, it's done its job. Projected power savings will pay for the purchase in about 3 years

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent personal UPS

                  By Stevo-Rio

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Construction
                  • Good Cord Length
                  • Good Warranty
                  • Great Protection
                  • Green Friendly
                  • Well Labeled

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computers

                    Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    Easy to install and the APC link downloads easily. Program is easy to adjust. It should help with our frequent storms.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Protection you cannot afford not to have

                    By markjrenna

                    from NJ

                    About Me Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable Construction
                    • Great Protection
                    • Well Labeled

                    Cons

                    • Cord Is Too Short

                    Best Uses

                    • Audio Equipment
                    • Computers
                    • High-End Equipment
                    • TV's

                    Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    I use these to protect my electronics. I'd rather these take the hit than my expensive electronics, like my computers and TV's.

                    They work great and last about 3 years. I rather get a new one than get a battery replacement. I feel they are more disposable as a whole unit. And a new unit ensures me I have it fully working to protect my electronics.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Item!

                    By YoungProf

                    from Lawrence, KS

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable Construction
                    • Good Cord Length

                    Cons

                    • Bulky Size

                    Best Uses

                    • Audio Equipment
                    • Computers
                    • High-End Equipment

                    Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    I use this product as a back-up power supply for my Mac Pro. I have been particularly happy with its performance in our somewhat unstable weather--I'd prefer not to lose 3 hours of rendering afterall!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Just what we needed

                    By lollo

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    Great price!

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                    5.0

                    A++++++++

                    By JR

                    from TN

                    Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    Great product

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                    5.0

                    Reliable, easy to set up.

                    By eli104

                    from Madison, CT

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Size
                    • Durable Construction
                    • Good Cord Length
                    • Good Warranty
                    • Great Protection
                    • Green Friendly
                    • Well Labeled

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio Equipment
                      • Computers
                      • High-End Equipment
                      • TV's

                      Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                      Very easy plug and play. But if you want, you can install the APC software and get rid of beeping sounds, lower the tolerance (if your voltage isn't quite right), etc.

                      Smaller than the old ones, and easy to replace a battery if needed later on.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Decent

                      By Stormy weather

                      from Wytheville, Va

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Protection
                      • Well Labeled

                      Cons

                      • Bulky Size

                      Best Uses

                      • Computers
                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                      Does what it is supposed to, but I don't like the form factor too much. I'd much rather spend [$] for the pro 1000 model which stands upright, saves floor space, looks way more professional, and the battery lasts way longer

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Not reliable

                      By Cogentgent

                      from Delray Beach, FL

                      About Me Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Bad Warranty
                        • Bulky Size
                        • Cord Is Too Short
                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Poor Protection

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                          It only got 1 because I can't give zero.

                          I bought this product in January 2012. After seven months, it started going into alarm mode even though there had been no power failure. (I was sure the power had no problem because the microwave loses its head at the least dip.) After lengthy emailing with their customer service rep, they replaced the unit (but made me pay the postage.)

                          Now the replacement unit has started the same crazy behavior. Last night at 3 am the alarm went off despite no power blip.

                          I've told APC I'm finished. I wish I hadn't ever bought this shabby product.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          APC Back-UPS 550

                          By Don

                          from Cleveland, OH

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to set up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers

                            Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                            The APC Back-UPS 550 has just enough outlets for all my important electronics. It gives me plenty of time to safely power-down my Mac Pro desktop computer, 24" monitor and two external hard drives during a power outage. Plus, using the provided USB cable, gives you the ability to power-down the computer automatically during an outage.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Product

                            By claudiapvlv

                            from Las Vegas

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Warranty
                            • Great Protection

                            Cons

                            • No Software Cd-rom

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers
                            • High-End Equipment

                            Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                            You determine the amount of low and high voltage where you want the computer to shut off, you can alos choose the amount of time you want it to stay on after it detects a problem. This product did not come with the software CD, I had to go to the website and download it which is a tedious process. Other than that I would reccomend it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what it should.

                            By Jason

                            from Amherst, Oh

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Construction
                            • Good Cord Length
                            • Great Protection

                            Cons

                            • Bulky Size

                            Best Uses

                            • Audio Equipment
                            • Computers

                            Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                            I use this back-up with my audio recording PC because my computer did not respond well to power outages but now I have no worries! It seems well made and I hope it lasts a long time. I like the fact that I can change the battery whenever it goes bad. I mounted it right to the back of my desk so I can roll it out and there is no mess of wires on the floor.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            More effective than I would have thought

                            By Matt

                            from Pleasanton, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Construction
                            • Green Friendly

                            Cons

                            • Bulky Size
                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers
                            • High-End Equipment

                            Comments about APC Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                            While the product is just an oversized, overweight extension cord, it has several things going for it: first, it can give me up to 40-odd minutes of run time on the battery; second, it will attempt to shutdown the computer at the end of those 40-minutes, and third, by consolidating all my devices onto one strip, I was able to remove 3 different power strips, hubs, and other parasitic electrical items. The thing will actually help me reduce my overall consumption.

                            I'd buy it again but I don't need a second one.

                            I recommend it to anyone.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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