Summary: Electricity goes out, my satellite holds until generator kicks in. Is exactly what I needed. We have a lot of outages. Directv is great, still takes 15 minutes or more to restart. This has helped,no lag time.
Several power outages and surges and no damage to my equipment!
29 August 2013
Summary: This is well worth the money if you have any equipment you want to save. I purchased this because I had a flat screen TV that was 2 years old, perfectly fine and then we had an outage and the TV went kaput. I was told the electric company would help if I called. At first they sounded positive and then I got a call back to say not covered because a squirrel got fried on the wire...like how did they know it was a squirrel if it got fried..
Summary: So far so good. Long term I can't say yet since the product is fairly new in my electronic setup. But it does have some positives over APC which is why I went with it. And less expensive than APC. It was recommended to me as the best UPS for a Mac - and all my machines are of that variety.
Summary: Bought it May 28th, 2011. stopped working in July of 2012. Unit just shuts off about once a week. I bought this to connect to my cable TV box to prevent it from restarting everytime the power goes out for 30seconds. Had a thunderstorm the other day, power went out for 5second and this unit shut off, battery backup no longer works.
Summary: So far this unit has been a life saver. It is on a micro Linux machine along with a cable modem and a router. It will sustain for about 20 minutes based on our testing which does just the trick for us. Went with this unit because it also includes the AVR features that is uncommon at this price range.
Summary: Line Interactive, this is the one to get, really protects my stuff way out here is crappy power land, what with voltage bumps, and other outages, the equipment connected to this UPS never even notices! There is another model, I think it was called a "internet" model, or something, I had one of those, it barfed early in life after the linemen had to switch off the power to out road for some work, the UPS never worked again, and the computer it was connected to had trouble...
Summary: I purchased this unit in Jan. 2010 to backup my desktop PC. It powered off by itself so often some of my files got corrupted. Tech support insisted the unit was overloaded by my PC which draws less than 300W and within the limit of the backup unit. This unit even powered off when no equipment plugged into it. I switch to another brand with similar spec and have no problem at all.