APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming (Black)

BH #APBGM1500B • MFR #BGM1500B
APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming (Black)
Key Features
  • Surge Protection & Backup Battery Power
  • 10 x NEMA 5-15R Outlets Total
  • 6 x NEMA 5-15R Battery & Surge Outlets
  • 4 x NEMA 5-15R Surge-Only Outlets
Keep your console or computer backed up with the black Back-UPS Pro Gaming from APC. Featuring 10 NEMA 5-15R outlets, the Back-UPS Pro Gaming provides six outlets with battery backup and surge protection, as well as four outlets with surge-only protection. Dataline protection is also present, while a resettable circuit breaker protects connected equipment from voltage fluctuations. Two USB Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port on the front of the unit provide charging ports for smartphones or tablets.
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APC BGM1500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2LCD Interface
  • 3Sine Wave Topology
  • 4Automatic Voltage Regulation
  • 5Automatic Diagnostic Testing
  • 6USB Charging Ports
  • 7Energy Star Certified
  • 8User-Replaceable Batteries
  • 9Hot-Swappable Batteries
  • 10PowerChute Software

Keep your console or computer backed up with the black Back-UPS Pro Gaming from APC. Featuring 10 NEMA 5-15R outlets, the Back-UPS Pro Gaming provides six outlets with battery backup and surge protection, as well as four outlets with surge-only protection. Dataline protection is also present, while a resettable circuit breaker protects connected equipment from voltage fluctuations. Two USB Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port on the front of the unit provide charging ports for smartphones or tablets.

Use the LCD display to monitor utility power and the status of the UPS. An RJ45 data port on the rear of the Back-UPS Pro Gaming allows users to take advantage of USB interfacing using the included cable. Using a user-replaceable, hot-swappable battery, this UPS allows users to minimize downtime and get back to gaming in the event of battery depletion. The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming incorporates customizable ambient LED lighting.

LCD Interface

Quick and easy information on the utility and UPS status.

Sine Wave Topology

Optimizes performance and extends the usable life of sensitive PC and electronic devices and ensures compatibility with Active Power Factor Correction or APFC power supplies.

Automatic Voltage Regulation

Automatic Voltage Regulation or AVR instantly corrects voltage fluctuations caused by brownouts and overvoltages.

Automatic Diagnostic Testing

Ensures that unit is ready when needed.

USB Charging Ports

Two USB Type-A ports and one Type-C port simultaneously charge mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Energy Star Certified

This label ensures that products are independently certified as highly energy efficient.

User-Replaceable Batteries

Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair or MTTR.

Hot-Swappable Batteries

Ensures clean uninterrupted power to protect equipment while batteries are being replaced.

PowerChute Software

PowerChute Software allows to access additional power protection and management features. Preserve your work and shut down your system during outages, then restart with minimal work disruption. Customize your Back-UPS settings and monitor power and battery statuses.
UPC: 731304410973

APC BGM1500 Specs

Total Outlets10 x NEMA 5-15R (2 Transformer-Sized)
Protected Outlets6 x NEMA 5-15R (Battery and Surge)
4 x NEMA 5-15R (Surge Only)
SmartSlot InterfaceNone
Coax Protection1-In
Data Line ProtectionRJ11
CommunicationsUSB via Type-A
Nominal Input Voltage120 VAC
Input Frequency50/60 Hz
WaveformSine Wave
User ReplaceableYes
Hot-Swap SupportYes
CertificationsENERGY STAR, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.1 x 11.5 x 16.1" / 105 x 291 x 408 mm
Weight27.6 lb / 12.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight32.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 6.6 x 2.2"

APC BGM1500 Reviews

Great failure!

By tronics5723
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

This ran until there was a power outage. It went into F02 failure during the outage. I emailed support since neither phone number supplied in the warranty section worked. Purchased at full price in February 2022. Died during first required use in July 2022. Don not recommend. I never had a problem with APC products before so I am not sure if support was bad or not before I just know it is now.

Working Great!

By DayAfter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

Easy to hook up and get going. No issues. My only wish is that the LCD display would stay on all the time. It would be nice to see the watts all the time and not just when it's under load - even then, it cuts off too quick. Can this be added as a feature in a firmware update?

Great features

By JimN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-28

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This APS UPS has great back-up power. The case is very nice looking and displays well. There are plenty of plugs for various devices, including ports to recharge pohones and similar devices. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a new Back-up UPS

All around great UPS

By Nobody
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

The first thing I noticed on this unit when I plugged it in was the LEDs. Circle on the front panel and matching color lighting the backside. But once it was powered on, the front circle would only stay green. I was not able to change the color of it, or to turn the back LED back on. I'm not sure if I just wasn't pressing the right button (there's 1 button for LED control) or if it's a malfunction of some sort. After powering the unit on, I noticed that the front LED circle will show as a battery level indicator, like a clock. At first I thought it was faulty and just not lighting up all the way, but as it charged, the circle got more complete…so that’s something to remember. The speaker button doesn’t seem to work on mine. It will turn on the display but it won’t let me mute the alerts like it’s supposed to...I had to do that in the Powerchute settings. At first, I wasn’t interested in the front panel USB charging ports. But after thinking about it a bit, I realized that it would free up the electrical outlet that I have a USB charger block plugged in to. If I were designing this, however, I would add one or two USB charging ports to the back. I don’t like my cables coming out of the front of anything…it’s cosmetically messy, and would be easier to route the charging cord to where I want it if I could plug it in on the back instead of the front. The runtime on battery with my setup is roughly 30 minutes at 25% load. I have my PC (AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM), 2 Samsung 24" LCD monitors, and my computer desk's LED lights connected to it. All in all, it's a good unit and I would not steer anyone away from it. LED lights are cosmetic and not something I would buy a UPS for, so mine not functioning correctly (or me being dumb, whichever the case may be) isn't something that I would down rate this product on. Not having USB ports on the back and the speaker button not muting the device's audio alarms like it should is the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5.

Prettiest UPS I've ever owned. Functional too.

Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-12

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Better than a 4-star, but not a 5. The APC Gaming Back-UPS 1500VA is a sleek looking, very good (maybe excellent) UPS. The 10 outlets (6B+4S) are nice -- I was able to connect the system, three monitors, router, and an LED desk lamp to the battery outlets, plus a printer and powered speakers in the surge only. Still leaves two surge-protected outlets. I don't own a 'scope, so I've not examined the output to verify a clean sine wave. The countdown timer on the top is useful, though I've not yet had a power outage, or even blip, so no comment on battery life and the blinking LED notification. I really like the charging ports on the front. Easy to reach USB-C and a pair of USB-A. I'm not fond of the idea of the battery not being usable accessible, but that also depends on just how many years before replacement is needed.


By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-12

I am impressed! This thing arrived in packaging that was made to protect during shipping. Weight is 25 lbs and approximately 16” deep by 11” tall and 4” wide. The unit is warranted for 3 years. The UPS has a full complement of surge protected and battery backed-up outlets. There are 6 battery backed up surge outlets and 4 surge only outlets. Also, available are an Ethernet in and out port, and a cable in and out port. Software monitoring of the unit is done with Powerchute Personal Edition via USB connection to your computer/gaming system. There are plenty of connections for my system of gaming computer, 3 - 27” screens and sound system. Even has enough room for a brick or two used for driving your router, keyboards, mice, and gaming controls. There are 3 USB ports on the front that can be used for charging phones, etc. Instructions for connecting equipment were straightforward and understandable. The diagrams used in the instructions could be bigger in order to show details more clearly. Setup started with connecting the battery and charging it for about 16 hours. The unit has a clear, understandable status panel on the front and LED’s on the rear to provide enough light for making connections (usually done under a desk in the dark). Panel light on front and back can be changed to any of 12 colors. I can say that the lighted panel is very bright. It would be nice if there was a dimmer to dial it back. The UPS sensitivity to voltage fluctuations can be set to different levels depending on the user’s experience with incoming power and the sensitivity of the protected equipment. Once the UPS was fully charged I was able to set it up and use my system. I connected my entire system to the unit using nine of the outlets in the process. I live in an area where frequent power outages are experienced. We’ve had enough outages that I have a whole-house generator that kicks in automatically. The downtime between power out and generator on is about 3-5 minutes. The UPS was able to handle demand without any issues. I noticed no surge issues when the generator kicked in, nor when grid power came back on. During the testing I had no failures or unexplained issues. I would definitely recommend the Pro Gaming UPS.

F02 error as soon as I plug anything into it.

By Nezteb
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I received this UPS a few days ago. I connected the battery and let it charge for several hours. After it was fully charged (the battery symbol had full bars), I tested it by plugging in my USB phone charger into the front of the device. It immediately clicked, gave and F02 error, and started smelling like ozone. I tried unplugging and restarting the device. I did the battery test by holding the power button for 6 seconds. As soon as this process started, it gave another F02 error. I tried Googling for solutions for several hours to no avail. This included performing a "brain dead" reset on the UPS: 1: Disconnect any attached load. 2: Unplug the UPS from the wall socket. 3: Disconnect the UPS' internal battery. 4: Push and hold the "On" button on the UPS for 5 seconds 5: Reconnect internal battery. 6: Plug UPS in to known good power source. 7: Turn UPS on. This didn't work either. I sent an email to customer support and am awaiting a reply.

Wish they had option to turn off APC logo LED

By Eddie
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I have not had the unit for very long. I like the various LED ring settings but don't like that the APC LED logo can't be turned off unless the unit is turned off or you put electrical tape to cover it. I guess it works as a good night light. lol. On a positive note, it has a good amount of battery back up/surge outlets. The usb charging ports are convenient too.

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Does the wall plug on this unit plug in 90 ...

Does the wall plug on this unit plug in 90 degrees to allow for plugging in behind furniture?
Asked by: Chase
The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming does have a right angle plug to allow plugging behind furniture.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-12-31

Does this unit have a flat wall plug or one that ...

Does this unit have a flat wall plug or one that sticks out from the wall?
Asked by: Chase
The plug on the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming (Black) would not be flat and would stick out a bit.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-29

Is this pure sinewave?

Is this pure sinewave?
Asked by: Alex
This APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming uses sinewave. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/651693.pdf
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2022-08-11
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