The Back-UPS RS offers high performance protection for your business and office computer systems. It provides abundant battery backup power, allowing you to work through medium and extended length power outages. It also safeguards your equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along utility, phone and network lines. A distinguishing feature of the Back-UPS RS is automatic voltage regulation (AVR). AVR instantly adjusts both low and high voltages to safe levels, so you can work indefinitely during brownouts and overvoltage situations, saving the battery for power outages when you need it most. Award-winning shutdown software automatically powers down your computer system in the event of an extended power outage.
Fast delivery...Great price...
Not bad overall6/25/2012
Good: Easy to assemble out of box. Nice graphical interface on the front. Decent battery run-time. Bad: Heavy as hell...this is to be expected, but man, they seem to get heavier with every purchase I make. Other: Others have said it didn't come with any software. Mine did, but I didn't use it, I just went to the website to download latest version.
I have a 27 inch iMac and a secondary display and this gives me 22 minutes of battery backup. More than enough time to keep working and shutdown gracefully when the time is about to expire. The display is nice and gives plenty of info. APC always has good stuff.
Good old APC12/2/2011
For the additional $10-$20. I am sticking with APC versus other brands that I have not tried. APC has always stood by their products for the past decade for me by replacing batteries at no cost to me within the 3 year warranty period even though it happened 2 times on the same unit only lasting 2.5 years. Never a cost to me so I got 6 years extra out of my last unit. This is a new design that appears to work well considering that I have had it interrupt 118 times in this past 2 months. I'm in rural area and the power company sucks! ...Luckily APC doesn't suck! The reason for the 3 Value Rating is because these shouldn't be this expensive, hence only a 4 on Overall Satisfaction.
Did much research before purchasing this UPS. Glad I did, already been used 4 times in the past couple weeks. Great battery life, love the AVR ability. Will be buying another one for other setup!
Good quality unit5/23/2011
This unit was easy to set up, has a great feature set, and seems to function very well. I had a technical question and received an answer from APC support the same day (yes, outlet 8 is also under battery backup). The software is also very good. No complaints about this - I'd buy it again.
Best UPS for the money8/18/2010
I do not have much experience with UPSs and this is my first. I wanted a nice unit with an LCD screen, AVR and plenty of wattage. This is not the cheapest unit with these specs but I feel it was the best value from the best brand. I love this product and it has already gotten some use last week. We often have quick 0.5-2 second power outages during storms in my area which is very bad for hard drives. I have this running my modem, router, MacMini server, and NAS backup systems. All other computers in the house are laptops. Works great, looks great and would recommend to friends.