Summary: Bought this unit to replace one we had for over 12 years. This is more compact and looks so much better. It was easy as pie to hook up and has been the best. Looking forward to another 12+ years with my APC!
Excerpt: Used for home desk top surge protection, and power interruption. The auto shutdown sounds like a great feature if you are away from you computer frequently. I can not use this, since I use Linux (ubuntu). Somewhat large to sit on top of a desk. I mounted it on the side of my desk with two shelf brackets.
Summary: I have purchased BK350s in the past and have had great success with them in helping me to protect my equipment. However, I am presently having difficulty installing the software for auto shut down. I understood that the new software would work with Macs.
Excerpt: I use these on numerous PCs at my office. There are 3 battery backup/surge outlets and 3 surge only outlets. This configuration works great for configurations where a PC, monitor (or two) need backup power. Additional desktop items such as printers and mobile phone chargers can go in the surge only outlets. The PowerChute software will also monitor the power and shut down the PC if the battery is running low. I recommend replacing the internal battery every 4 or 5 years.
Summary: On March 5, 2011 a huge thunderstorm with hundreds of lightning strikes caused a main power line to fall in the alley. It sent 7200 volts into my home. Blowing out the master breaker and the complete breaker panel.