Excerpt: I have my computer with 400w supply, two external hdds, 24" LCD monitor, and a large (17" carriage) Epson 3880 inkjet printer plugged into the backed up outlets. As a test, I pulled the UPS plug from the wall with everything on and working and nothing skipped a beat! Happy. The backup display said I had 50+ minutes of operation. Always found those to be optimistic, but if I get only half that, I'll still be able to finish a 16" x 24" high res print and shut down safely.
Pros: Adequate Power, Attractive, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quality Look And Feel, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance, Runs Cool On Mains Power, Small Footprint
Summary: Recently purchased the 1500 and had no problems getting all my hardware hooked up and running. As long as it keeps another computer from being fried by our pitiful AEP electric company I will be super happy. Haven't had it but only a week so I can't give a reliability type review but seems to be spot on. The only thing I am concerned with are the reviews concerning the longevity of the battery........... hope mine lasts for more than 6 months.........
Excerpt: Only CPU, monitor, telephone and external HD plugged into battery backup. Very low load so plenty of time to save files and shut down system nomally. Larger plugs for power adapters (phone, ext. HD) barely, but do fit. Short power interuptions are not noticed now. Haven't had a complete power outage, yet so can't say how unit will react.
Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint
Summary: I would have given the product five stars if the price was cheaper. I cannot comment on all of the features because I do not use all of them. However, I will say that I am definitely satisfied with the unit.
Summary: I nice improvement over the previous model. I especially like that ports are powered off when the primary device is turned off. The only thing it lacks is true sine wave output when on battery.
Summary: First, those who mention this is not 'Mac' friendly. This simply is not the case. I have been using this with my iMac and it works fine. "Powerchute" is not needed. You plug included USB cable from the Backup to the computer. You go to Power Management settings on your Mac. UPS will be in the options and you can make all the sleep/standby/shut down after such and such a time from there. I've tested it, it works fine.
Excerpt: A straight forward unit that seems to do what it should, HOWEVER, the instructions are less then helpful and the battery died in less then 2 months. A new battery runs $60+. Also, the two master outlets are too close to each other, which doesn't allow for more then one "transformer" type plug at a time, SO where do I plug in my external backup drive? APC PowerChute Software is not compatible with Mac.
Pros: Adequate Power, Quiet Operation
Cons: Bad Spacing For Outlets, Battery Doesn't Last, Hard To Set Up, Software Is Not For Mac