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

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

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  • 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
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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great protection (21)
    • Well built / quality (20)
    • Good cord length (16)
    • Compact (15)
    • Warranty (15)

    Cons

    • Bulky size (7)

    Best Uses

    • Computers (26)
    • High-end equipment (12)
    • Home or business (9)
    • Audio equipment (7)
    • Tv's (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (18), Quality oriented (11), Tech savvy (11), Budget shopper (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22), Business (21)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    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 49 customers

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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 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 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 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 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

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                          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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