APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector

APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector

APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector

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APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector

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  • Output: 900W / 1.5k VA
  • Input: 120 VAC @ 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
  • 10 x Battery Backup & Surge Outlets
  • 6 x Total NEMA 5-15R Outlets
  • 4 x Surge-Only Outlets
  • NEMA 5-15P (6' Cord)
  • 1080 Joules Surge Energy Rating
  • $500,000 Lifetime Equipment Protection
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Power: 1500 VA

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APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA overview

  • 1Description

Safely shut down computer systems and guard connected equipment from surges with the Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector from APC. The UPS is armed with a total of ten NEMA 5-15R outlets, with six providing surge and backup power and four designed for surge protection only. In the event of a power outage, the UPS comes equipped with an internal battery that delivers up to 900W of power. The battery-powered outlets provide up to 5.4 minutes of use at full load and over 120 minutes at 50W. For electrical spikes, the UPS has a 1080-joule surge energy rating. Other notable connections include coax, USB, and Ethernet ports for safeguarding video and network signals. Included along with the backup UPS is the downloadable PowerChute software program to monitor energy usage and prevent data corruption by automatically saving files and shutting down a computer system.

  • Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
  • Use your PC to access additional power protection and management features for your UPS via a USB Port.
  • Provides key UPS status at a glance. Multiple status indicators with load and battery bar graphs.
  • Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions.
  • Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment.
  • Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
  • Toggle between pre-determined voltage-transfer points depending on your power quality (high, medium or low sensitivity), maximizing useful battery life and protecting sensitive electronics.
  • Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance.
  • Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out.
  • Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
  • Protect equipment with input transformer blocks without blocking access to other receptacles.
  • Gives higher application availability by correcting low and high voltage conditions without using the battery (not available on all models).
  • Energy saving feature automatically power off peripherals when a master device, usually a PC, hibernates or is shut down. Power to peripherals is immediately restored when the master device wakes up or is switched on.
  • Adjust the voltage points (widen or tighten the range) where your UPS transfers to battery to maximize useful battery life and protect sensitive electronics.
  • Patent-pending operating mode that bypasses unused electrical components in good power conditions to achieve very high operating efficiency without sacrificing any protection.
  • Increases UPS availability by allowing quick, easy battery replacement.
  • Easy recovery from overloads; no need to replace a fuse.
  • Protect secondary electronics from surges and spikes without reducing battery power used to run primary electronics during an outage.
  • Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines.
  • Back up and protect your hardware and data during power outages, surges and spikes.
Additional Features
  • Patent-pending operating mode that bypasses unused electrical components in good power conditions to achieve very high operating efficiency without sacrificing any protection.
  • Reserves power capacity and run time for connected equipment that require UPS battery back-up while providing surge only protection for less critical equipment.
  • Provides key UPS status at a glance. Multiple status indicators with load and battery bar graphs.
  • Preserves battery life and maximizes runtime by correcting low voltages without discharging the battery.
UPC: 731304335405
In the Box
APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA specs

    Output Output Power Capacity
    900 W / 1.5k VA
    Max Configurable Power
    900 W / 1.5k VA
    Nominal Output Voltage
    120 V
    Output Frequency
    60 Hz ± 3 Hz
    Waveform Type
    Sine wave
    Output Connections
    6 x NEMA 5-15R (battery backup)
    4 x NEMA 5-15R (surge protected)
    Transfer Time
    8 ms typical
    10 ms maximum


    Input Nominal Input Voltage
    120 V
    Input Frequency
    60 Hz ± 3 Hz
    Input Connections
    NEMA 5-15P
    Cord Length
    6' / 1.83 m
    Input Voltage Range for Main Operations
    88 to 147 V
    Number of Power Cords
    Maximum Input Current
    12.0 A
    Batteries & Runtime Battery Type
    Maintenance-free sealed lead-acid battery with suspended electrolyte: leakproof
    Included Battery Modules
    Typical Recharge Time
    16 hour(s)
    Expected Battery Life (years)
    3 to 5
    RBC Quantity
    Communications & Management Interface Port(s)
    Control Panel
    Multi-function LCD status and control console
    Audible Alarm
    Alarm when on battery, distinctive low battery alarm
    Surge Protection and Filtering Surge Energy Rating
    1080 joules
    Data Line Protection
    RJ45 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet protection, coaxial cable for CATV/SATV/modem/Audio-Video (coax connector)
    Full time multi-pole noise filtering, 5% of IEEE surge let-through, zero clamping response time, instantaneous
    Environmental Operating Temperature
    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Relative Humidity
    0 to 95% non-condensing
    Operating Elevation
    0 to 10,000' / 0 to 3000 m
    Storage Temperature
    5 to 104°F / -15 to 40°C
    Storage Relative Humidity
    0 to 95% non-condensing
    Storage Elevation
    0 to 10,000' / 0 to 3000 m
    Audible Noise at 1 m from Surface of Unit
    45.0 dBA
    Conformance Approvals
    FCC Part 15 Class B, NOM, TUV C-US certified
    Equipment Protection Policy
    Lifetime: $500,000
    Dimensions 10.24 x 3.94 x 14.49" / 260 x 100 x 368 mm
    Weight 27.56 lb / 12.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 31.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.75 x 13.75 x 8.0"

    APC Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA reviews

    Back-UPS Pro BR 1500VA Battery Backup & Surge Protector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from what an upgrade! Suits my need perfectly. I updated from a surge protection only device. I running an I Mac 27 with El Capitan 10.11.5, Nighthawk AC1900 router/modem, WD EX2100 NAS, HP OfficeJet 8630 Pro and a LiftMaster internet connection kit. This leaves one free slot which I use for video conversions. As stated by others the suggested software doesn't work with my Mac. Following the advice of others I attached the data cable to the Mac, went to system preferences -Energy Savings and the UPS panel shows up. I set mine to display at the top of my screen so I'm aware of battery percentage at all time. We've had two extended blackouts. The unit performed as expected no issues.
    Date published: 2018-10-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from This thing chirps like a baby bird I recently purchased this battery backup due to price and features.� The unit does everything I want it to but has a couple issues.� First, when the display is on, is has a high pitched hum that it give out for the duration the screen is on.� I have had other items with similar screens do the same thing.� This is not such a big deal as the screen is only on when you push the menu button.� As soon as the screen goes off, so does the humming sound.� The more annoying issue this unit has is the high pitched chirp it gives out every 5 to 10 seconds.� No matter what load is being run through the unit, it gives out a chirp.� With it sitting on the desk it is very distracting.� I read other reviews that stated they had the same issue but I saw where they were supposed to have fixed the issue.� They obviously have not.� Other than the two mentioned issues, this is a great back up with good features.� Maybe a firmware update could fix the sound issues some day.
    Date published: 2018-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dell monitors need the Sinewave I had to buy it after two other APC failed. I talked with a technician from APC that told me that Dell monitors need the Sinewave. Until now the product seems to work perfectly. For the noise one review was talking about, I cannot hear them at all when my computer is on.
    Date published: 2018-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as advertised and what I need Nice compact unit. Controls and features are laid out well. Bought this to give me as much backup time as possible for my internet modem and VOIP phone during a power outage. When the power is out, I am only concerned about having a phone for emergencies for as long as possible. This unit should give me a minimum of 3 hours and probably 8+ hours. Won't know for sure until we have a power outage and that is my only hesitation to give it five stars - it hasn't been tested yet. But I have prior experience with APC Backups and they work great.
    Date published: 2018-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes, it chirps. I recently purchased this unit, having had great experiences with apc back-ups in the past. I read loads of reviews that spoke of an annoying noise, one of which somehow came to the conclusion that unit numbers starting with 3B1 are the squeakers. Sure enough, mine is a 3B1 and it does emit a chirp or squeak, approximately every 3 or 4 seconds. Having said that, it's really not so obnoxious that it deprives me of the ability to stay focused on what I'm doing. In fact, I hardly even notice it most of the time. It's very quiet and only penetrates my consciousness occasionally, and only when the room is dead silent. Otherwise, I have nothing to say about it, except that it just works. Hopefully it will do that for a good long time, like my last unit.
    Date published: 2018-09-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should give it zero stars I should have read reviews on other sites that raised the issue of a high frequency chirp/squeak. Hiding it behind a desk does not help. I also made the mistake of throwing away the original packaging (I had every intention of keeping it) which means I can only replace the item, but the replacement exhibited the same issue. I'm now stuck with a frustrating piece of equipment and need to use my noise cancelling headphones every time I'm on my PC.
    Date published: 2018-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chirping is real and APC's upgrade service is broken I too am encountering the chirp several times a minute, while the unit is on. Even placing it far away from my desk on a carpeted floor is not enough to diminish it significantly. I bought this unit because my existing APC UPS died and this was a close match in terms of specs. Unfortunately APC's buyback program offer was still more expensive than just buying it from B&H, so that's a bit of a fail in terms of e-waste recapture.
    Date published: 2018-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Promptly replaced noisy units I ordred 3 of these to use around our house/home office. All 3 had been manufactured the same day and were sequential serial numbers. They all exhibited an intermittent chirping noise that was audible when sitting near the units. The units otherwise functioned normally as best I could tell. A phone call to APC resulted in them, at no cost to me, overnighting 3 replacement units. I was able to continue using the faulty units until the replacements arrived (I didn't need to send them back first). They also paid for return shipping on the faulty units. The replacement units do not chirp and are essentially silent. I say essentially because yes, if you put your ear against them there is the faintest of noise. This is more pronounced when the screen is on. When the screen is off and you are more than a foot away from the unit there is absolutely no audible noise. I'm 26 and don't hear anything - those with older ears certainly won't have a problem. I use 1 of these in a video editing suite where I occasionally record voice over so the noise level of the device is very important. The replacement units I received were also sequential serial numbers manufactured on the same day, but they were made several months after the original units I was sent form B&H. I would suggest buying these from B&H and hoping you get a newer unit knowing that if you do get some old stock, APC's customer support will take care of you. A tip that I learned the hard way - plug them in in a quiet, convenient location when you first take delivery. If you have a unit that chirps it will do so even without any devices plugged into it. This way you will know if you will be swapping the unit out before you spend an hour+ on cable management.
    Date published: 2018-09-05
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