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APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS

APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS

Item: 797219    Model: BX1300G

APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS
4.0stars
( 51 reviews)
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APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS
 
4.1

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (31)
  • Easy to set up (29)
  • Quiet operation (27)
  • Good power output (26)
  • Long battery life (17)

Cons

  • Unreliable performance (5)
  • Short life (3)

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (19)
  • Home or business (11)
  • Having around the house (8)
  • Home (3)
  • Portable electronics (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (33), Budget shopper (7), Power user (3), Value oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (14)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

May seem expensive, but well worth it!

I purchased this unit to provide emergency power to give us time to save and close documents on two PCs when power is interrupted. I also wanted reserve power for my cable modem, wireless...Read complete review

I purchased this unit to provide emergency power to give us time to save and close documents on two PCs when power is interrupted. I also wanted reserve power for my cable modem, wireless router and network switches so that we can break out the laptops and keep working when the power goes out.

The construction and power capabilities of this somewhat pricey unit make it a worthy investment. It has an industrial-strength build quality like a classic American product should. The gorgeous OLED? display also offers useful information on the status of the unit that comes in handy. For example, you can keep plugging stuff into it and the display will show you the power draw and reserve power capability--something that you can only guess about with lesser units.

This unit is highly recommended for your emergency power requirements for any of your gear, including Home Theater/AV equipment. Just don't kid yourself into thinking that it will keep everything going for an extended length of time.

Also, keep in mind that the clean power that it provides will extend the life of anything that is plugged into it--especially those that are plugged into the battery-powered outlets. The bottom line is that this UPS is a solid investment.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

WARNING: Not compatible with many PCs

This unit delivers a digital stepped approximation to a sine wave when providing power using the internal battery. This is fine for older PCs but new PCs have power quality detection circuits that will...Read complete review

This unit delivers a digital stepped approximation to a sine wave when providing power using the internal battery. This is fine for older PCs but new PCs have power quality detection circuits that will cause them to shut down when switched to battery backup with this APC. For example, my Dell Studio XPS shuts down at random times with this unit. DO NOT BUY THIS UNTIL you check your PC for compatibility. If you need something that produces clean power, try the Smart UPS.

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4.0

Pretty good

By Tony

from Florida

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Comments about APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

I'm happy with this UPS's performance. The only reason it's not 5 star is because it's not pure sine wave, which causes my computer's PSU to "buz" when it's on the UPS battery.

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3.0

Works Well, if you buy recently made

By kaadaq

from Michigan

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate Power
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Long Lasting Power
  • Quiet Operation

Cons

  • Short Life

Best Uses

  • Protect Critical Devices

Comments about APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

I'm giving this a mid-rating only because the one I bought in-store had a battery that was DOA. Having been manufactured in 2011, the battery was fully discharged and could not be recharged. I worked with APC customer care, who replaced this with a similar (though newer) model, which works very well.

For what it's worth, I had the exact same experience with a smaller model bought at a different retailer -- old battery, fully discharged. That one I returned as defective before buying this one from Staples. My takeaway was to check for date of manufacture before buying a UPS.

I use this for my cable-modem phone, external hard drive, and wireless router. I'm only using about 4% load, which gives me a nice 2 hour charge in case of outage.

I do like the display which shows not only load but expected battery life in the event of an outage. It was pretty easy to setup, overall.

On the con side, I wish the outlets were spaced a bit further apart, or even in different orientations, as I could not get all of the plugs I wanted into the "UPS" side.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

APC Back-UPS

By Chris

from Largo, FL

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Adequate Power
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Quiet Operation
  • Reliable Performance
  • Small Footprint

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-End Equipment

    Comments about APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

    Product is used as battery back up for our retail point of sale.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    So far so good.

    By Bookkeeper

    from Peterborough, Ontario

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Power
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Quiet Operation
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

      Haven't had unit long enough to tell if it is a good product. Although it has quite a number of outlets they are not spaced far enough apart to utilize all of them if you have transformer plugs.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Jus-Frank

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Power
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Quiet Operation
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Home Network Router
        • Home Network Switch

        Comments about APC Back-UPS® XS 1300VA 10-Outlet Power-Saving UPS:

        I now have two of the same units. I use one of them as a backup power supply for my home computer plus the LCD monitor and it gives me over thirty minutes of run time in the event of a power failure. It also offers protection and line conditioning in the event of a power spike or brown out, these happen very often where I live. The second unit is used as a backup power supply for my router and network switch. This is really useful in the event of a power outage because it keep my home network up and running. These items are a no brainer if you live in an area with frequent power outages and brown outs.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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