Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stan seems very good
I only have had this item for two weeks. I plan to use it as an electrical backup source for my sprinkler system control box. It was easy to set up, just push in a contact arm to reconnect the battery to the terminal. The instructions were clear. According to the chart I saw at the manufacturer's site the low wattage of the box should provide a backup for 5 or so hours. I tested it for about 1/2 hour and it kept the box running.
May 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by john b BK500BLK
We buy APC products for their reliability. However they have changed from using right angle plug to straight plugs. Now I have more trouble with bad connections at the outlet than power failures because it is too easy to accidentally knock the plug out.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Graham Toys Trust No Other
I have used APC Back-UPS for over 10 years with various home computers. The batteries do need to be changed at some point around 3-4 years. APC is up front about this. My current Back-UPS CS 500 sits next to my Dell Inspiron quad PC, filters line problems, self-tests, powers after commercial power is removed, and even shuts down my PC gracefully via supplied USP cable according to the params that I set. A PC application lets you initiate a test, review the test log, review power levels and more. It's well worth the price to protect an expensive PC like the one I use.
January 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BWD Once Again!
Once again, this product is just what I need! Replacing the old one was simple, and the fact that I could recycle the old one so easily was wonderful! Thank you!
July 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AgScThcr Good after you understand the instructions
Instructions need to be written better, but the product works great!
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FuzzyBird APC backs up their back ups!
Had and issue with run time with the first unit I recieved. Called APC service and within 10 min I had a tracking # and p/u tag for the old one. Received the replacement in 4 days. What can I say...APC backs up their back ups!
I have found that this product does what it specs out to do!
Only issue I have is that the cooling fan is a bit noisy, but the good thing it doesn't stay on for long.
January 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie Excellent UPS
This is a nice compact unit. I like having the outlets on the back of the unit. One of my UPS units has the outlets on the top and they get dusty. I will replace it with one of these when the battery fails.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vaazul Completely reliable, great product
I've been working with this Back-up for a little while now, and my experience has been consistently excellent. As with other APC products I have owned, the craftsmanship is very high-quality and it gives me a high degree of confidence in the product.
March 31, 2010