Summary: An absolute necessity for anybody who requires data protection and a chance to back-up data when power outages occur. I want it's big brother to support the router, NAS, PABX etc when funds are available.
Summary: This is the 650VA version of the Back-ups 500, which I have been relying on for more than 6 years. I live in an area with occasional surges and power cuts so a UPS was essential and my experience of APC UPSs has been excellent up to now.
Summary: I've bought a couple of these now, and as pointed out, the only slight issue is that the power outlets are all the "kettle type" female sockets, not normal plug sockets. Fine if you're only intending to power servers/PCs and monitors, but for anything else, not so good.
Summary: Note: For the reason unknown to me but may be only to Amazon, this UPS is also catalogued under a different code - Dell APC BK650EI 650VA Back-UPS USB 4 Output Connectors - which I reviewed in some detail, as reproduced below.
Summary: This UPS is much better than my old one. APC are probably the UPS manufacturer with the best reputation of all. I need the best because I live in rural Spain where the voltage fluctuations can be ridiculous.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this purchase. The setup was very simple. Got notifications working under Linux in about 10 minutes. Powers my monitor, monster quad core PC and Synology 209 for 12 minutes and then auto shuts them down. Excellent value for money.
Summary: This UPS was purchased to supply a NAS drive, so it is rather overkill, but was one of the smaller and cheaper units on the compatibility list. It was a reasonable price and certainly provides quite a long period of backup operation, with a low battery shutdown connection (not yet tested).