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APC BE550G Back-UPS 550VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

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BE550G
  • Back-UPS BE550G provides guaranteed power and surge protection for desktop computers, wireless networks, gaming consoles and other electronics
  • Supplies battery backup power during outages and unsafe voltage fluctuations, as well as protection from damaging surges and spikes
  • 8 total outlets - 4 battery backup and surge, 4 surge only
  • PowerChute software with automatic shutdown
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • $75,000 equipment protection policy
  • Three-year warranty
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Technical Details

Style: BE550G
  • Output Power Capacity: 550VA
  • Output Power Capacity: 330 Watts
  • Nominal Output Voltage: 120V
  • Replacement Battery Cartridge: RBC2
  • Typical Half-Load Backup Time: 13.5 minutes (160 Watts)
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Product Details

Style: BE550G
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 3.3 x 12 inches ; 13 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019804U8
  • Item model number: BE550G
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,409 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 9, 2008

Product Description

Style: BE550G

Designed to use less energy during normal operation, this backup system provides enough power for you to work through short and medium length power outages. Data line protection safeguards your equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along utility and data lines. Four stage LED status display indicates On Line, On Battery, Replace Battery and Building Wiring Fault conditions. Continuous tone and two different chime alerts notify you of changing utility power and UPS conditions. Wide spaced outlets allow you to protect equipment that uses input transformer blocks without blocking access to other receptacles.

From the Manufacturer

Back-UPS BE550G at a glance:
  • Backup power for computers, networking devices, gaming systems, and more
  • PowerChute software provides file protection
  • Surge protection for electronics and phone/network data lines
  • ENERGY STAR approved

APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA

The APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS BE550G keeps home and office electronics running in the event of a power outage. Unexpected outages can damage computer, gaming, and networking equipment while causing the loss of data and work productivity. The APC Back-UPS BE550G provides battery backup power so you can safely shut down your devices or work right through short outages. The BE550G includes PowerChute power and energy management software to maximize your protection and prevent data corruption. This Back-UPS unit offers eight surge protected outlets, four of which provide battery backup, and a 330-watt/550-volt ampere output power capacity.

Battery backup keeps critical components running

The APC Back-UPS BE550G system offers guaranteed power protection for computers, wireless network devices, gaming consoles, and more. When power is interrupted or fluctuates outside safe levels, the BE550G instantly provides clean backup power to your sensitive electronics. Work safely throughout brief outages or save your data and safely shut down electronics during extended outages.

Surge protection for all devices

The BE550G features a total of eight power outlets, all of which shield your devices against dangerous surges and spikes in voltage. Four of these are battery backup outlets to be used for critical devices like computers and home networking equipment.

Prevent data corruption with PowerChute software

APC PowerChute Personal Edition power and energy management software is included. PowerChute prevents data corruption by automatically saving files and shutting down your system in an extended power outage or low-battery condition. PowerChute monitors and displays energy usage and reduces costs via customized energy management planning. Connect the included USB cable to your computer to easily use the software.


Protection for phone and network data lines

In addition to standard power line surge protection, the BE550G also provides protection from dangerous 'backdoor' surges that travel along telephone and network data lines. Just route the phone or network data line through the BE550G to protect your devices from lightning, surges and spikes.

ENERGY STAR rated for efficiency

The BE550G is ENERGY STAR approved for its efficient operation and ability to help realize lower energy costs.

What's in the box?

APC Back-UPS BE550G unit with 5-foot power cord, free software download instructions, USB cable, and user manual.

BE350G BE550G BE650G1 BE750G
User replaceable batteries
Automatic battery tests
Energy Star qualified
Battery backup outlets 3 4 4 5
Surge protected outlets 3 4 4 5
Total outlets 6 8 8 10
Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
PowerChute Personal Edition software

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

If I have the need, I will buy another one.
jat0629
Keeps the computer running if the power goes out so I can save my work and safely shut my computer down, exactly what I wanted.
Kathryn D.
Well constructed and protects my electronics in the event of a surge and or power outage.
D. Lemieux

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

495 of 508 people found the following review helpful By skrishna VINE VOICE on September 11, 2008
Style Name: BE550G Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my new computer, and we had a power flicker just a few hours after I set it up! It worked perfectly. There is software included that will let you check the status of the battery and tell the unit what to do if it loses power (such as turn off the computer). Very useful!

Two things to note:
1) Make sure you connect the battery! There's a note on it to do this, but just in case you get in an unwrapping frenzy, you have to turn it over and slide the cover off in order to do that.

2) Only 4 of the outlets are powered by the battery- the other 4 are JUST surge protection. So if you want more than 4 items plugged into the battery, you may want to upgrade to a different model! It works perfectly for me though!
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336 of 346 people found the following review helpful By James Skemp VINE VOICE on July 4, 2008
Style Name: BE750G
I purchased one of these items on May 10, 2008. Since I had a blackout on 6/27, I figured I could finally write a review.

First, this is my first APC, as well as my first battery backup, product. I've owned a number of surge protectors in the past, but since I had purchased a new computer, I wanted to try a backup device.

After a deal of research, I finally went with this one, after the value for the money, and the positive reviews APC had received.

This model offers 10 outlets, of which 5 can run off of the battery. This also offers a master, and three 'slave' outlets. This means that if the master is off, the three outlets can optionally be shut off as well (helpful for printers, monitors, speakers, ...) It's optional, so you can shut it off (which I did).

It also offers a USB connection, so you can monitor the status of the battery using APC PowerChute Personal Edition.

Along with charge percentage, it gives the number of volts being passed into it, and the watt load on the battery, which seems to translate into a battery estimate (how long equipment can run).

PowerChute offers a couple of options, for when the power goes off - preserve the battery, or keep the computer on for as long as possible.

Having had a blackout, albeit at night, I can suggest what I had happen. First, my computer appears to have been put to sleep. When it started back up, SpeedFan began running my two fans at 100%. In short, the battery handled the blackout perfectly.

If you're worried about alarms going off at night, there are settings to disable the alarm between particular hours, or disable it entirely.

Finally, while this comes with a battery, they do recommend you replace these every three years.
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271 of 282 people found the following review helpful By T. L. Witt on March 20, 2010
Style Name: BE750G
I've had an APC Back-UPS unit for several years now and have been very satisfied. When other people in my rural neighborhood have had blown hard drives or mother boards due to "dirty" power, I've not had a bit of trouble. Buying a UPS is a wise investment to protect your sensitive electronic equipment. However, when I went to upgrade trouble started to brew.

Recently, I purchased the BE750G directly from APC's website. I was uncertain about which UPS would work best with my computer, so I used the online wizards at the APC site to help determine the best UPS. The wizard asks questions about the type of computer you have (tower vs. mini desktop), monitor size, and what other type of peripherals you might have connected to your computer. The wizard will also ask you what type of processor you have. I entered all of this information into the wizard and was presented with the BE750G. Click... I made the purchase. Once the UPS arrived, I connected it to my computer following the directions and did a quick self-test of the unit. Within two seconds of clicking the self-test button in the provided Power Chute software, all power to my computer was dropped and it went off.

I called APC tech support and they asked me what type of computer I had. I explained that it was a Dell Studio XPS 435T with the new Core i7-920 processor. The tech support representative did a bit of research and found that the power supply in my computer is not compatible with the APC unit I had purchased. I was told that the BE750G provides power in or as a "stepped approximation to a sinewave" when on battery power and that the power supply in my computer required a UPS that provides a "pure sinewave" when on battery power. It all sounded like Greek to me, I just knew it didn't work.
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169 of 177 people found the following review helpful By Brian Beaver on September 23, 2008
Style Name: BE550G Verified Purchase
So far I'm very pleased...I purchased this to safeguard my fiancee's Mac Mini. Setup was a breeze, just connect the battery, charge, plug in the AC and connect the data port to the Mac's USB port. The Mac instantly recognized the UPS in the Energy Saver section of System Preferences and provided me with several automated shutdown options...no additional software or configuration was necessary.
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298 of 317 people found the following review helpful By Darby on November 28, 2010
Style Name: BE550G
Product: APC Backup-UPS ES 8-Outlet 550VA
Rating: 3/5 (good)

I bought one of these units several years ago at my local computer/electronics stores ... not to protect a PC, but rather to protect my phone answering machine, cable box, and most importantly my new (and then quite expensive) Flatscreen TV. It's done a very admirable job, and I only recently re-gifted it to a family member, after replacing it with a newer model 1300.

Advantages:
* Easy to use, right out of the box.
* Multiple connection types and outlets.
* Low space-saving profile, easily fitting inside or under small cabinets and tables.

Disadvantages:
* Small battery offers very limited runtime (figure 7-10 mins).
* Lacks built-in digital display showing load and remaining runtime.
* Lacks manual bypass for loud audible power-outtage alarm.

Bottom line: this is a very decent no-frills unit if you're on a budget. However, an increasing array of newer units with status displays are becoming cost competitive. Lastly, if your power blinks frequently, the lack of an alarm bypass can become annoying.

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TIP: Most UPSs have limited runtime. For example, the XS-1300 I replaced 550 with only holds 7AH of power (which will run my PC for just under 1 hour). To greatly extend this, I bought a big 55AH sealed marine gel battery, a trickle charger, and a 400W inverter. When the power goes out, that gives me the option of plugging either my UPS/PC or my UPS/TV setups into the 55AH battery for an additional 8+ hours of runtime.
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