Can the APC Back-UPS ES 750VA be programmed to send the desktop into a sleep mode, shut down the monitor and printer, but leave running (via the UPS) the router, WiFi and telephone?
Asked on 2/3/2012 by Anonymous
The APC Back-UPSÂ® ES 750VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS can be configured to power down a desktop, and assorted accessories. You can choose lose a specific outlet powered on, so plug in what you want to say on.
Answered on 2/6/2012 by Community Answer from None
Does the battery recharge itself when it is plugged in, and how long can I expect a battery to last?
Asked on 10/14/2011 by Frankie from Fall River, MA
The battery does recharge when your power is restored. Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding the battery life of this product. To place an order for this item, please contact us at 1-800-333-3330.
Answered on 10/19/2011 by Liz C from Staples
Are all 10 outlet provide surge protection?
Asked on 9/4/2011 by Anonymous
No, only 5 of the outlets provide surge protection.
Answered on 9/7/2011 by Anonymous from None
YES, all 10 provide surge protection. Only 5 are covered by battery backup.
Answered on 2/3/2012 by Aikenite from Aiken, SC
i want to use it as a backup for sump pump in case of power outage, how long can it provide power if used solely for that,thanks or else do you have any suggestions
Asked on 2/26/2011 by Anonymous
Probably not enough runtime and depending on the HP of the pump, it may not work at all. I would investigate the "Basement Watchdog" as a sump pump backup. It uses a Marine Deep Cycle 12V battery to provide power.
Answered on 3/12/2011 by Bobby_G from Mentor, OH
Is this suitable for a telephone/voice mail sytem?
Asked on 1/17/2011 by Anonymous
Yes, this is appropriate for use with a telephone and voice mail system.
Answered on 1/26/2011 by Ally from Staples
probably but short on time. I have a larger 850 smartups fro my system and that works great
Answered on 2/1/2011 by Brad from marshfield hills, MA
How does the APC ES750 VA perform for low vottage protection required for LCD TV's?
Asked on 1/8/2011 by m298814
On the APC website, they give this specification:
> Input voltage range for main operations: 88 - 139V
That means that when your AC voltage drops below 88 volts, the UPS will switch you to battery power and provide 115 VAC.
If your TV can operate with as little as 88 volts (for instance if the TV's specification is 80 Volts minimum), and this UPS will kick in if your AC drops below 88 volts, then I would say that this UPS might be a good match for your TV.
See the APC webpage for a graph of how long this UPS will keep your TV running, depending on how many watts the TV draws.
I recommend an additional surge protector rated at least a few thousand Joules -- this UPS only has a few hundred.
There are UPSs with "power line conditioners" or "automatic voltage regulators" which is an additional function that will maintain the UPS output voltage more tightly, dropping or boosting its output voltage -- and that's separate from and without utilizing the battery. They cost a lot more.
Answered on 1/13/2011 by -n- from Scranton, where everyone is indifferent
In product details it says Typical backup runtime: 12 min. (half load), 2 min. (full load)
In specs it says Backup Runtime Up to 85 minutes
How long is it good for?
Asked on 8/17/2010 by Anonymous
The actual run time will vary based on the amount of power connected devices draw.
Answered on 9/9/2010 by Customer Care from Staples
On the APC webpage for this UPS, there is a graph for runtime vs. load. The graph does show that this will run for 85 minutes if you're only drawing about 50 watts.
Answered on 1/13/2011 by -n- from Scranton, your nightmare away from home
I need this product during a hurrycane. Can I plug in a lamp and a radio and cellphone charger?
Asked on 6/16/2010 by Joy from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Yes you can.
Answered on 6/25/2010 by Customer Care from Staples
The UPS can be used for electronics besides computers.
On the APC website, there is a webpage for this UPS that has a nice graph of "runtime" vs. "load" (in watts).
To use the graph, add up the wattage of your lamp (for instance 100 watts), your radio (for instance 50 watts), and your cellphone charger (for instance 5 watts -- well, don't worry about the insignificant cellphone charger).
Add them up, and you get 150 watts for everything.
Check out the graph, and you'll see that a 150 watt Load corresponds to a "Runtime" of about 20 minutes.
For periodic hurrycanes and other extended outages, I might instead recommend a small gasoline-powered generator. They have days-long runtimes, with some power to spare for your neighbor, too. Add some 100 foot extension cords to the generator, and when the power goes down, unplug your devices from the dead wall power, and plug them into the generator's extension cords.
Also, there are no hurrycanes in Alberta, and the Rockies are beautiful.
Answered on 1/13/2011 by -n- from Scranton, and I wouldn't recommend it
My desktop computer has a 6 amp rating at 115 volts. Is this unit large enough for my computer.
Asked on 6/11/2010 by Twiggy from Champaign, IL
Yes this will work for your PC.
Answered on 6/22/2010 by Customer Care from Staples
6 amps times 115 volts equals 690 watts.
On the APC website, there is a webpage for this UPS with a pretty complete list of specifications beyond what the Staples webpage shows.
The APC specification says "Output Power Capacity 450 Watts / 750 VA."
Since your computer could draw 690 watts, I would recommend upgrading to a UPS whose wattage rating is more than this one's 450 watts.
The UPS is a set-up-and-ignore-forever device. It would be best if you had an "overrated" UPS that runs cool instead of at the limit of its ratings [hot].
Your computer won't draw as much as 690 watts continuously, but a UPS that can handle 1000 watts wouldn't be too overboard.
Add a monitor and peripherals, and you might have a potential draw closer to 1000 watts. In that case, you're looking at a UPS closer to 2000 watts (twice your power-draw, good engineering practice). Or smaller UPSs: 1000 W for the computer, 400 W (?) depending on the monitor, a few hundred watts for some additional doodads...
Answered on 1/13/2011 by -n- from Scranton, PA
Will the APC Back-UPS ES 750VA work with a Mac; and, more specifically, will it work with an Intel Mac (OS X.6.2; core i7)?
Asked on 6/1/2010 by Anonymous
Yes, but you will need to download the PowerChute® safe system shutdown software. The disk it comes with will not be compatible.
Answered on 6/9/2010 by Customer Care from Staples