Summary: This is the first APC product I've bought in yrs, and it will be the last. Whoever Schneider Electric is, it seems that they have relegated their UPS to a minor role in their line of electric products that have nothing to do with computers. I'm really disgusted with this purchase.
Pros: It's a backup.
Cons: Takes up a lot of space with its horizontal design. Software was not included in the box. Had to go to APC website which was convoluted and nearly impossible to navigate. So-called registration of the product didn't even ask for model number or serial number. It was just a way to get customers on...
Summary: I specifically bought this UPS to prevent my PC from powering off when a power outage occurs. Unfortunately, when a power outage occurs, both my PC and the monitor go off with it, even though I have the USB cable connected to the power supply.
Pros: -Keeps some devices required -Works as a surge protector
Ok UPS, some features disabled in software to upsell customers
Jesse D., Newegg
14 March 2013
Summary: APC should list what Powerchute features work with which UPS somewhere. I'm knocking off 2 eggs for what appears to be a blatant upsell.
Pros: Small fanless UPS, ideal for networking closet in your home (Firewall, Switch, DSL/Cable/Fiber Modem, WLAN AP, Atom Server).
Cons: APC Powercute 3.0.2 software for this UPS does NOT show the user how much power the connected devices are using. This feature is available on more expensive APC UPS systems, but apparently not here. Get out your kill-a-watt and the Watt/Runtime Graph to figure out how long this UPS will last with...
Summary: The BE550 has only 1 wide plug for surg and battery. Design problem because routers, DSL modem and others all have wide plug adapters. Product does not address current network equipment design.
No schematic nor Replacement parts for any APC pro
13 December 2012
Summary: I had to buy this because a fuse vaporized when the recharging transformer blew open. Shame on APC for being so stingey to return the favor I will be not be buying a part from them but from digikey or futurlec.