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APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS

APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS

Item: 733726    Model: BE550G

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  • Load capacity: 550 VA/330 W
  • Battery chemistry: Lead acid
  • Typical recharge time: 24 hrs
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Load capacity: 550 VA/330 WBattery chemistry: Lead acidTypical recharge time: 24 hrsEach8-Outlet Power-Saving UPSLoad capacity: 550 VA/330 WBattery chemistry: Lead acidTypical recharge time: 24 hrsAPC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS56.39USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0246348_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0246348_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0246348/APC-Back-UPS-ES-550VA-8-Outlet-Power-Saving-UPS/product_733726
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APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS
 
4.5

(based on 819 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (509)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (252)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great protection (521)
  • Well built / quality (496)
  • Good cord length (454)
  • Warranty (390)
  • Compact (372)

Cons

  • Bulky size (41)
  • Cord is too short (33)
  • Poor protection (6)
  • No cons (4)

Best Uses

  • Computers (601)
  • High-end equipment (185)
  • Tv's (172)
  • Audio equipment (152)
  • Having around the house (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (341), Professional (157), Technically challenged (141)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (497), Business (172)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (337)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Excellent product

This product is rock solid. We've been using the same units at work for almost 2 years.

I just got a few for home use (TVs, computers, etc). Read complete review

This product is rock solid. We've been using the same units at work for almost 2 years.

I just got a few for home use (TVs, computers, etc).

The idea that other reviewers gave negative ratings because it was heavy and only half the ports are battery backup means (A) you've never used a UPS before because to keep things running that take hundreds of watts you HAVE to have a big battery, or (B) you should read the specifications. The box never said 8 ports of battery backup.

Anyway we have 4 around the house and they work great. I actually like the 4 ports only of battery backup. I don't want my lamps and other non-critical devices staying on during a power outage, just the devices like computers that are important to shut down gracefully. The more units using battery power, the less time to react in an outage.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Good product should be in $35 range

Priced too high. Purchased only because it was on sale but still high I think. It appears they have not changed associated PowerChute software application in years so no new development efforts there....Read complete review

Priced too high. Purchased only because it was on sale but still high I think. It appears they have not changed associated PowerChute software application in years so no new development efforts there. No new buttons/feautres on the unit itself either so no new feature/functionality here as well that I can see. You can turn off annoying beeps every 30 seconds via PowerChute software and just have it beep when its low battery. The power is out in your office or home so why in the world (by default settings) do you need to be reminded you have no power by hearing beeping every 30 seconds. Remember it beeps in the middle of the night on a power hit or outage even if your computer is off. Imagine if you have more than one of these in your home and the power goes out. All that beeping every 30 seconds! It is a surge protector with 8 outlets (four with backup power, 4 just surge) basically the same as it has been for years. You would think they should have recouped R&D costs by now, lower the price.

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4.0

Back Up with the Back-up

By Jim S.

from Carol Stream, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

Does exactly what it needs to do. Perfect piece for the right price.

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5.0

Awesome!

By APC Battery Back-Ups

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

        Great Price and Great Product!

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        5.0

        It works as expected

        By Ginger Sue

        from Seattle

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        This customer has reached Associate level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Comments about APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

        Not everything works as expected, but these do. We have a couple of them in the office and they work well. You can find replacement batteries for them when they finally give out. Staples will recycle your old battery, too!

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        4.0

        good item

        By apc

        from ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

        this is a great unit

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        5.0

        Excellent investment!

        Comments about APC Back-UPS® ES 550VA 8-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

        This item, along with the 350VA 6-outlet UPS, is an excellent investment for your home and office equipment. I have one on each of my business's computers and on each home computer. I even sent one to college with each of my three kids - you never know what kind of electrical outages or brownouts you'll get in college dorms! If you have an extra unused outlet on the battery backup side, plug in a lamp so you'll have a light available when you power goes out - until you can find your flashlight or candles!

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