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APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)

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APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)

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Product Highlights

  • Output: 330 W / 550 VA
  • Input: 120V
  • 4 x Battery-Powered, 4 x Surge Protector
  • 50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz Output Frequency
  • Recharge Time 24 Hours
  • Audible Alarm
  • LED Status Display
  • Cold Start / Hot Swap Batteries
  • Delivers Battery-Powered AC
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VA Rating: 550

350 550 750

Reg. Price: $69.95

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The BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup from APC provides surge protection and battery backup for home computer systems. It yields an average output power capacity of 550 VA at 330 W and even delivers battery-powered AC from its outlets. 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
LED Status Indicators
Quickly understand unit and power status with visual indicators.
Resettable Circuit Breaker
Easy recovery from overloads; no need to replace a fuse.
Battery-Protected and Surge-Only Outlets
Reserves power capacity and run time for connected equipment that require battery back-up while providing surge only protection for less critical equipment
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.
Dataline Surge Protection
Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines.
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.
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.
UPC: 731304258940
Output Output Power Capacity: 330 W / 550 VA
Max Configurable Power 330 W / 550 VA
Nominal Output Voltage: 120 V
Output Frequency: (sync to mains) 50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz
Topology: Standby
Waveform Type: Stepped approximation to a sinewave
Output Connections:
4 x NEMA 5-15R (Battery Backup)
4 x 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: 354 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-45 connector),Network line - 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector),Coaxial cable for CATV/SATV/modem/Audio-Video (coax connector)
Battery Type: Maintenance-free sealed lead-acid battery with leakproof suspended electrolyte
Replacement Battery Cartridge: APCRBC110
Typical Recharge Time 24 hours
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-45 connector), Network line - 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), Coaxial cable for ATV/SATV/modem/Audio-Video (coax connector)
Audible Alarm Alarm when on battery, distinctive low-battery alarm, configurable delays
Conformance Regulatory Approvals: FCC Part 15 Class B,FCC Part 68,NOM,UL 1778
Equipment protection policy: Lifetime : $75000
Environmental Compliance: RoHS
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
Online Thermal Dissipation: 47.00 BTU/hr
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 7.1 x 11.9" / 88 x 180 x 302 mm
Weight 12.1 lb / 5.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 13.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.118 x 9.134 x 5.118"
APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    APCBE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V)
     
    4.7

    (based on 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great protection (26)
    • Well built / quality (26)
    • Compact (18)
    • Good cord length (17)
    • Warranty (16)

    Cons

    • Bulky size (7)
    • Cord is too short (3)

    Best Uses

    • Computers (31)
    • High-end equipment (13)
    • Home or business (9)
    • Audio equipment (7)
    • Tv's (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (20), Tech savvy (15), Quality oriented (11), Budget shopper (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (28), Business (22)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    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

     

    Protect your PC and data from brownouts for just long enough

    I am surprised at the increasing number of brown outs and power flickers we have been having so bought this to protect my PC from frequent re-booting and also any potential data loss. Read complete review

    I am surprised at the increasing number of brown outs and power flickers we have been having so bought this to protect my PC from frequent re-booting and also any potential data loss.

    It seems to work well and kicks in and keeps the PC going when the lights and other electrical household items flicker off. Previously the PC would restart and complain it had not been shut down properly.

    Connected to a PC via USB it will automatically and safely put my PC into hibernate mode if the power is not restored before the battery back up runs down.

    The PC software gives an estimated run time on battery based on the power being drawn, but this is not at all accurate. The APC software shows a bizarre 450 minutes of back up power, although in practice it actually provides only 1 or 2 minutes of backup before initiating the hibernation sequence.

    I bought a higher rated unit hoping to get up to half an hour on battery power (Description claims up to 43 minutes) . In practice I only get a couple of minutes power - just enough to keep the PC on during power flickers or to go safely in to hibernate mode when power is off for an extended period.

    I've come to the conclusion that that is all that is really needed , so am pleased with the APC BE550G, just not so pleased with the misleading software estimates and real word battery run time.

    The only items attached to the powered sockets are a monitor and mid range desktop PC.

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    5.0

    You can't go wrong with APC back-ups

    By Clouseau1978

    from Tamaqua, PA

    About Me Knowledgeable

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Size
    • Dependable
    • Durable Construction
    • Good Warranty
    • Great Protection

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Computers

    Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

    APC makes the best back-up batteries as far as I'm concerned. I only had it for several days when our power went off. I was able to continue using my desktop, monitor and wireless modem until I could save my data. It truly works when you really need it to work.

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

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    3.0

    Protect your PC and data from brownouts for just long enough

    By my1eye

    from Texas

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Set Up

    Cons

    • Low Battery Power
    • Software

    Best Uses

    • Computers

    Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

    I am surprised at the increasing number of brown outs and power flickers we have been having so bought this to protect my PC from frequent re-booting and also any potential data loss.

    It seems to work well and kicks in and keeps the PC going when the lights and other electrical household items flicker off. Previously the PC would restart and complain it had not been shut down properly.

    Connected to a PC via USB it will automatically and safely put my PC into hibernate mode if the power is not restored before the battery back up runs down.

    The PC software gives an estimated run time on battery based on the power being drawn, but this is not at all accurate. The APC software shows a bizarre 450 minutes of back up power, although in practice it actually provides only 1 or 2 minutes of backup before initiating the hibernation sequence.

    I bought a higher rated unit hoping to get up to half an hour on battery power (Description claims up to 43 minutes) . In practice I only get a couple of minutes power - just enough to keep the PC on during power flickers or to go safely in to hibernate mode when power is off for an extended period.

    I've come to the conclusion that that is all that is really needed , so am pleased with the APC BE550G, just not so pleased with the misleading software estimates and real word battery run time.

    The only items attached to the powered sockets are a monitor and mid range desktop PC.

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

    Share this review

     
    5.0

    Just What I Need..

    By Dave88991

    from Lancaster CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

        Plugged in my Computer and Monitor into the battery section..

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

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        5.0

        Never go without one

        By TandemBob

        from Springfield, VA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computers

          Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

          This is the second surge protector for my computer equipment. Protects my printer and a few other peripherals. Also, noted that the battery is replaceable.

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

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          5.0

          Great UPS for Smaller Electronics

          By Bill

          from SouthWest

          Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

          Have one 550 on the router and the other on the entertainment center. Works great, like the 2 APC 1500's on the computers. We've had a lot of thunderstorms recently and they all worked as you would expect. At one point we did have a surge that brightened the lights just before power was lost. Everything on the APC's are fine.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product for every workstation in the office

          By Expert of all - Master of none

          from Missouri

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Construction
          • Great Protection

          Cons

          • Cord Is Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Computers

          Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

          Easy to use- plug in and your done

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

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          5.0

          Battery Backup

          By Lt Colonel

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Construction
          • Great Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computers
            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

            I bought this after suffering a motherboard failure during the recent power blinkings due to an ice storm. It has already proven itself during a brownout where my PC never it noticed it. Wish I had bought this years ago.

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

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            4.0

            Great Product

            By Brantley Stark

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Size
            • Durable Construction
            • Great Price
            • Great Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                I got this to protect my router and access points, and I am very happy with the price. I just wish the outlets were a little farther apart so I could fit 4 wall warts on the battery side.

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

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                5.0

                Saved the day!

                By Cat

                from Berkeley, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                I bought this product for a very expensive piece of medical equipment that had shut down and wouldn't boot back up. Once I plugged it in to this product and the power was regulated, the equipment booted back up within a few minutes. I highly recommend using this product for sensitive equipment!

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                5.0

                Staple product for business users

                By Vinny2011

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable Construction
                • Good Cord Length
                • Good Warranty
                • Great Protection
                • Green Friendly
                • Right-angle Power Cord

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers

                  Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                  APC's BE550G Back-UPS has been my staple product for dual flat screen users across my entire network. As a manufacturer of wire-welded products, in several different countries, the power grid is not always that friendly, not to mention what our welders can sometimes do to the power at a PC. The BE550G has saved users time and frustration countless times. This model has proven to be very reliable and easily serviced.
                  B&H has always offered very competitive pricing with other online stores, a wide variety of products, easy checkout and payment options, quick order processing and fast shipments. B&H has always made my decisions a no-brainer.
                  Thanks
                  Matt
                  IT Administrator

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

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                  5.0

                  My second purchase of the same UPS.

                  By HotFix

                  from Silver Spring, MD

                  About Me Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Cord Length
                  • Good Warranty
                  • Great Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Network Gear
                    • Phone Base

                    Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                    I use this product to protect my network router and my main phone base in my kitchen. The "brick" while not small isn't that noticeable with all the other things on my kitchen counter.

                    This is actually the second Back-UPS 550 I bought from B&H because their prices were great, their delivery was fine, and the other UPS works great in my LAN closet.

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

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By edva

                    from USA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio Equipment
                      • Computers

                      Comments about APC BE550G Back-UPS 550 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup (120V):

                      love this unit, makes no noise or hum, lots of power, battery seems beefy, price was fantastic, quick and free delivery, can't beat B&H usually, certainly another great deal on this one. Thanks B&H!

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

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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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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 BE550G 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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