Excerpt: I purchase three of the more expensive APC backups because I wanted to have the option of silencing the repeated alarm when the power went out. According to the information I read, this was possible through the use of the software.
Excerpt: This is the second backup I have purchased in the past 5 years. I had a difficult time getting plugs into 2 of the outlets. I was thinking that I might get shocked but they were just very tight. But after all, I am a Senior Citizen with no Tech background
Excerpt: I had purchased a similar product several years ago and needed a replacement battery. Cost for the battery was only $10 less and I would have to order it and wait for its delivery. I which Staples stocked replacement batteries for units they previously sold
Excerpt: I have poor electric service(A. Power) with very frequent microsecond power interruptions that has ruined alot of equipment and hours of mycomputer work, so a battery back-up is necessary but I didn't know it needs a $39.99 replacement battery after a few years.
Summary: I like that the new unit consumes less energy and I also like that APC traded up my old unit, however, I started to get an annoying squeal out of my speakers after plugging my computer equipment into the new UPS. Online support suggested that I get a ferrite bead for my equipment.