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APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

  • 550 VA 330 Watts
  • 8 Outlets
  • USB
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • GERALD I.
  • 8/15/2014 6:46:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: reliable power backup that you can count on

Cons: all brands have batteries that eventually wear out.

Other Thoughts: I've used other brands that can be flaky, you get what you pay for. I just use apc now for all of my businesses.

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  • james w.
  • 7/12/2014 7:43:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseasy and simple

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: lets say it was nearly 100% plug and play its grate for things like cable/dsl modems cordless phones as well. also a grate add on for a basic desktop to keep it safe and sound

Cons: only thing i did not like about it is it dose not tell you how many watts you are using in the apc software

Other Thoughts: what can i say that i already have not it was easy setup and working for what i needed.

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  • Kaelin S.
  • 7/5/2014 2:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood UPS, Poor website

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Straight forward UPS with USB interface to PC (download PC software from website-- see Cons)

Cons: Pricier than CyberPower units, of which I have one and it's great, so I haven't yet seen any reason for the tax.

Their website experience was flat out poor. The site was quite slow: 5-20 secs page loads (on a 10Mbps fiber connection). To download the PC software, APC forces you to register for an account. I *hate* that. They email you your password in plain text (they tell you they're going to, so you know they're security dufuses up front), I experienced countless server errors, and an overly-long form got in a funky state and wouldn't let me submit, so I had to reload the page and fill it all out again. According to some error messages it looks like a lot of the site is done in Adobe ColdFusion. At this point, I'm just trying to download the manual for future reference and I'm stonewalled by server errors. I see all this and I think "They just don't care about their face to their customers." This is so ridiculous that I'm actually going to knock off an egg for the UPS, and look first to CyberPower for future UPS needs.

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  • Cyrus G.
  • 7/1/2014 4:47:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't keep PC on

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: -Keeps some devices required
-Works as a surge protector

Cons: -Doesn't keep PC or monitor powered on

Other Thoughts: I specifically bought this UPS to prevent my PC from powering off when a power outage occurs. Unfortunately, when a power outage occurs, both my PC and the monitor go off with it, even though I have the USB cable connected to the power supply. At least it keeps my modem on and I can still charge my phone.

Just a heads-up for you readers: The power-loss beep alert must be turned off using the PowerChute software.

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  • Eric P.
  • 4/6/2014 4:06:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Does what it says:
Like any decent UPS, it conditions power, protects against surges/droops, and communicates back to my server about any power outage. That, and it was simple to setup.
Its also pretty small for a UPS and wall mountable.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I am not into buying brand names, but I work peripherally with enterprise power systems at my place of employment, and APC has earned itself a good name there. So being this is my first home UPS, I started with APC.

With that said, honestly, how can anyone accurately assess a UPS after only 30 days? Really you can't; not until the battery has aged a little. But I will say this much: I hooked it up to my headless HP N36L Microserver (with 6x 3.5" 5400 RPM Drives abd a 150w PSU) It loads at just 16% at maximum draw, And when the power goes out for more than 30 seconds, my server gracefully shuts itself down. Even as the battery ages, I expect this will serve me well for a few years.

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  • Brian M.
  • 3/1/2014 7:23:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Product

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Not too heavy and mounted nicely on the wall. Haven't had a power outage yet, but I've never had a problem with any product purchased from APC.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/30/2014 4:29:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great so far

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Using it for a little over a month, works great. Works with Active PFC power supplies. Tested with a 300w load for a couple minutes, handled it no problem.

Cons: No idea on longevity yet, but so far so good.

Other Thoughts: I have a really bad power grid around here so I get short interruptions in power all the time. Having to constantly reset my modem and router was a pain, and also if I was talking on my home phone and the power went out I'd lose the connection. Now that's all fixed. Very happy.

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  • Nathaniel N.
  • 11/18/2013 12:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood product

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: It's a great ups for desktop computers. More than sufficient for my workstations--I've made it my new standard. It comes from a reputable brand. The latest version uses a standard USB connector on the ups, unlike some of the older revisions of the BE550G. Includes QC check and battery info in box, showing you how old it actually is.

Cons: Sometimes the battery is about a year old before I get it, but I'm not sure how bad that actually is. (Many other manufacturers don't give you that info.) To download the drivers from APC's website, you need to have an apc.com account set up and logged in. More outlets would be great in some situations, or at least 2 more of the outlets spaced for transformer brick use.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this product. The driver download from APC's site requiring a login is really annoying though.

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  • Betty G.
  • 11/8/2013 6:23:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid APC

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Good little APC. Picked up on special, worth the price.

Cons: Did not have APC software in box, No big deal, downloaded the content as needed.

Other Thoughts: I have this hooked up to a NAS for Automatic Shutdown to save data. Never had an issue to date.

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  • Sergiu M.
  • 9/29/2013 8:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Keeps my computer up when power switches happen (a few seconds without power). I'm sure it can do better, I just don't need it to do better :).
Shuts down the PC if battery is low.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Better to have one of these than having to recover entire unsaved documents, or worse: rebuild an entire Adobe Lightroom images (60k) catalog.
Also I got around $1700 worth of PC protected.

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