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9.3 out of 10

APC Back-UPS ES 550VA

APC Back-UPS, 330 Watts / 550 VA, Input 120V / Output 12 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with APC Back-UPS ES 550VA

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Overall 2
2.0

Not reliable

Cogentgent, B&H Photo
19 May 2013
  • Excerpt: It only got 1 because I can't give zero. I bought this product in January 2012. After seven months, it started going into alarm mode even though there had been no power failure. (I was sure the power had no problem because the microwave loses its head at the least dip.) After lengthy emailing with their customer service rep, they replaced the unit (but made me pay the postage.) Now the replacement unit has started the same crazy behavior.
  • Cons: Bad Warranty, Bulky Size, Cord Is Too Short, Flimsy Construction, Poor Protection
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Faulty

Warlocc,, TigerDirect.com
29 October 2012
  • Summary: It fails more than my power does, cutting my computer off randomly. I'm in a hurricane right now, and plugging into my wall is more reliable than using the UPS.
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Overall 2
2.0

BAD

AMT STITCH, Staples
12 July 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Not all the outlets work.

Karen, Staples
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm very disappointed in it. By the time I found out that all the outlets did not work it was too late to return to the store for a refund.
  • Pros: Compact Size, Durable Construction, Good Cord Length
  • Cons: Poor Protection
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Overall 2
2.0

Sad Very Sad

HimAgain, APC
24 September 2011
  • Summary: I'll make it short because if I try to explain everything as it happened it cuts me off and I have to start all over. SO the box says it is compatiable with Windows 7. According to Apc Tech Support, Geek Squad, Microsoft it is NOT compatiable with Windows 7.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't help when there is power outages.

pleasantviewguy, Staples
12 July 2011
  • Excerpt: It don't do what was it says it does. When the power goes off or there is a power outage it don't give you enough time to turn computers off.
  • Cons: Poor Protection
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Overall 2
2.0

Good Deal

Shaun, Staples
12 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It does the job. I have a 30KWH Diesel Generator which takes 4 seconds to come up to speed. This fills that void.
  • Pros: Compact Size, Durable Construction, Good Cord Length, Good Warranty, Great Protection, Green Friendly, Well Labeled
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Overall 2
2.0

UPS by APC

Chuck, Staples
22 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Convenient to order over the internet, and cheaper than in store
  • Pros: Compact Size
  • Cons: Battery too much, Expense at replacement
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Like that you can turn off the beep

Darren, TigerDirect.com
11 January 2011
  • Summary: I have 4 of these units in our rural house because every week we get power flickers. We protect TV's and computers with them. I tossed out another brand because it would always start beeping when the power goes out; if it goes out for 10 minutes at 2 am, I don't want to know about it. This model has software that lets you TURN OFF the beeping. They work well, and are great for the small micro-blackouts that we experience regularly.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Wire too short

b, TigerDirect.com
7 January 2011
  • Summary: The black wire was a .5 inch too short. I could not connect the negative terminal.
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