The APC 550VA Back-UPS with 8 Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup 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. These features make the Back-UPS ES an excellent choice to provide power and battery backup for your home PC.
Most Liked Positive Review
Please add mounting holes
Great device. Please add mounting holes on the back so the UPS can be hung on the wall. The previous model had these mounting holes. We miss them.
Most Liked Negative Review
This product broke when I picked it up. It looked used and parts were missing. I don't like this.
Reviewed by 134 customers
This is a replacement for an earlier produsct. Very satisfied with both.
As soon as we identified what products we like to use, APC's website gives us great flexibility with ordering. Every transaction is quick and completed with great quality.
The price was good and directions were clear on setting it up.
Just used down in the basement to keep the router, switch, and DirecTV power inserter connected during outages. It seems to be doing that okay.
Love this battery back up. Almost every computer in our office has this model, plus I use it at home too. Great to have a chance to turn everything off properly when there is a power surge/wane/outage before losing vital information. Can't beat the warranty either. I really like APC's green return policy too!
At only 17 months old this UPS worked very well until recently, when it could only give 15-20 seconds of backup during a recent power outage. Normally it gives about 10 minutes, enough time to shut down the computer properly. It seems the battery is no more good and it or the entire unit needs replacing. A previous APC UPS I owned worked for about 3-4 years before quitting. At this time I cannot recommend this model to anyone based on my experience. Maybe APC will step up and replace it.
My previous unit was 5 or 6 years old when the battery failed. I researched replacing the battery, but I wanted an APC replacement, not some after market product. Upon contacting APC, I was advised of their replacement program. I purchased an entirely new unit for a VERY reasonable cost, and they shipped it, plus provided a free shipping label for me to return the outdated model to them. Excellent program and great customer service! The phone representative who assisted me was also extremely helpful, and very friendly.
I use this battery for my 82" TV. We have lots of power interruptions in Florida and this battery keeps the TV running.
This is not a glamorous product - it just sits there under my desk doing its job. But it does its job. I live in an area with lots of lightning storms, sometimes with short power outages, and that is what this product is for. I have not had damage to any equipment that was plugged into this product, and in terms of battery backup, I often realize that there was a very short power outage due to the beep from the UPS rather than from lights blinking or the like - in other words, it response very quickly. Of course it is a "550" with limits on its UPS capabilities, but I got what I paid for and more. It is what I needed. I am very pleased.
I've been using APC products for many years. Since I traded in the prior unit for the current model, there haven't been any blackouts or monster power surges but I expect it will eventually save my bacon as its predecessors have.