APC Back-UPS XS BX1000G 1000VA Tower UPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Adjustable voltage sensitivity
- Audible alarms
- User-replaceable batteries
- This item is non-returnable
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|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 15.04 x 9.84 in||7.24 x 8.86 x 3.78 in||3.94 x 12.6 x 9.84 in||2.56 x 5.95 x 3.84 in||2.6 x 5.9 x 3.7 in||2.52 x 5.88 x 7.76 in|
|Item Weight||23.58 lbs||11.46 lbs||23.58 lbs||12 lbs||4.41 lbs||11.29 lbs|
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The first one that I received developed a fault, presumably something to do with battery charging because the battery charge would show full, then 62% after a momentary changeover. The second morning, there was a message on the desktop screen saying that the UPS had a fault and I should contact APC for a replacement. I arranged an immediate replacement through Amazon, no muss no fuss.
The second one appears to function correctly but it is way too sensitive to voltage fluctuations. I have to run a multi-function printer through the UPS because its fax capability needs to be available 24/7. It is well within the capacity of the UPS but there is substantial inrush current when it powers up, resulting in a momentary voltage drop that trips the UPS. In software I can set the sensitivity low, and it won't trip, but there is no selectivity. As they have separate outlets with differing capabilities (surge filter only, sleep awareness master and slave) they should have at least one that can be noisy/and or voltage-variable without tripping over to battery.
Also the software wants to do some "clever" things with my PC-- shortly after it was installed, it sent my computer into "hibernation." I had never heard of such a thing so it took a bit of investigation to get it figured out!
In summary, I give it only 3 stars because the "advanced features" are not well documented or explained, can cause operational problems until you figure it all out, and there is a future possibility of problems due to its oversensitivity.
Not specificaly in relation to this unit, but it also seems that the quality and reliability of APC products has been going down-hill. We have many of them at my workplace, and it's become common at all levels for them to fail or at least have the batteries die within a much shorter period of time.
So, if this serves your need, the price is right and the runtime is good. If it doesn't for any of the reasons listed above, I say check out CyberPower or some other brand instead.
The front display is clear and accurate with the main power controls easily accessible. There are plenty of plugs in the back and - best of all - the battery unit is expandable so that you can more than double your run time if necessary.
Having owned quite a few UPS's over the years, I think APC has finally got the right recipe here - I've bought a couple of these and recommend them to everyone.
One brand new unit does not charge the battery (as others reported). In fact, from the approximate 25% in-factory charge, the battery drained to 0% within 12 hours while being connected to 126V and no "events" as indicated by the unit's display. After using various and numerous units in the last two decades, I expected equally great performance from APC products. However, after reading similar stories on Amazon, I decided to post my experience with BX1000G as well. APC we know you can do better than this!
Remaining 15 units work as expected, however, some new Dell computers go into sleep mode for no good reason if the USB communication cable is used...
In summary, this is a "home" grade unit with good experience when it works; unfortunately, it is a frustrating product in some situations.