Pros: Excellent battery life. Lighter than I expected coming from APC units. Ethernet and coaxial surge protectors. Good length on the AC cable, plenty of length to get back to a plug. Ease of mind knowing that I have a solid sign wave going to my equipment and being protected from brownouts and other issues.
Cons: This unit performed admirably, but as most battery backup units it suffers from a large footprint. Most do so this is really not a huge con, but is worth mentioning.
Overall Review: It looks like this product has been discontinued from CyberPower and the newer model is the CP825LCD.
I will say the first thing I thought of when I took this out of the box was “man, this thing is light”. It was one of the lightest backups of this size I have used before. Judging from the weight alone I figured the battery was small and it would have horrible battery life. After a few hours of use I decided to pull the plug and see what it would do. It lasted for about 16 min. I thought that was very respectable but I wanted to give the unit a few days to really get into a cycle. So after 5 days of charging and use, I pulled the plug again and timed it. This time I got to a little over 25 min. Very respectable for a unit of this size and weight, I was very happy with those results.
For reference my setup is a Dell OptiPlex 7010 with an I7 and three Dell 23” monitors. All were plugged into the backup unit’s battery supplied outlets and I measured these all at a normal load at 130W on average (total). So 130W average load on my unit was able to run for over 25min.
Yes, this product is discontinued, yes it only has 4 outlets that are battery powered (most if not all backup units have battery outlets and surge only outlets), yes there are others that might look better or have more features, but I find no faults in this unit in particular. Should you decide to go with this unit I would have nothing bad to say about it. It performed wonderfully and is well priced.
Pros: 4 battery backed up surge protected outlets + 4, non-battery backed up, surge protected outlets.
Provides telephone, coaxial, and Ethernet surge protection.
Horizontal or vertical standing or mounting options.
3 year warranty (CyberPower will repair or replace a defective UPS system, including batteries, within three years of the purchase date).
$200,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee (CyberPower will repair or replace properly connected equipment if it is damaged by a power surge).
Has my Z97 system, display, and external HDs protected and on battery service.
Cons: Only 4 of 8 outlets backed up by battery.
Is heavy and bulky compared to a lot of newer, more expensive options available.
Would be much better with rotating outlets.
Could use a longer power cable.
after 6-8 months of use:
every so often while gaming, video editing, doing anything using a lot of resources in full-screen; the UPS has started to beep and after 2-3mins shuts down taking everything else with it. if i manage to alt-tab to the desktop after the first beep or two this problem goes away for some time. switched everything to a regular protected power strip and no problems.
Overall Review: This item has been discontinued by CyberPower. Whether it is due to the age of the product or flaws in it's design, I cannot find an answer. This has me worried...
Pros: I bought the current model at the time with a new build in 2007. It has backed me up in several outages and protected my system during storms.
Overall Review: In 2009, I had everything including my cable internet going through this thing. I bought them recently and DID NOT have my speakers plugged into it. A big thunder boomer came through and fried the speakers the sound chip, and one of the NICs on my EVGA 680i. Nothing else in my house -especially things plugged into this unit- was effected. Got new speakers, new $10 sound card and was back in business. Never used the software included. Had a few short outages and blips since then and my system has been fine.
Pros: The UPS had matched the expected run-time. (Actually exceeded the run-time for the devices I had plugged in by 15 minutes, but this is based on maximum power consumption. As the devices may vary, so will the battery run-time.)
* The outlets are properly spaced for easy use with large bulky plugs.
* Easy to use and simple software to install to get real-time data via the supplied USB cable.
* While using the battery, the beeping sound will alert you so you know it's on battery , should you not want to configure the software. I had this for my TV, internet modem and cable box, so no PC was used for this test that had a USB cable to a computer.
* Low profile outlet so you can use this behind furniture and still use the other outlet and keep the furniture flush against the wall.
* RJ 11 & 45 connections can be used to keep them secure from surges damaging the devices.
* User friendly graphical design interface for the software that's included.
Overall Review: This was simple to use and simple to set up the software that's included. No more than 5 minutes to see what the output power is and the power consumption of the devices. Nice interface as it's very user friendly.
I'd buy more of these as my demand grows from protection and battery use of my devices.
Pros: As far as battery backups go this CyberPower is very simple and easy to setup. Connect the battery on the inside and you are ready to go. This unit features: 8 total surge ports with 4 of them being on the battery backup. The LE825G also supports coax and RJ-45/RJ-11 pass-through for extra surge protection and an LED wiring fault indicator.
Hard plastic covers the entire unit making it less susceptible to damage and abuse. Also, supports a USB and COM port for external communions with its PowerPanel software.
Another nice feature with this unit is its outlets are spaced farther apart then normal which is really nice for the annoying plug-ins that take up two spots.
Cons: It’s discontinued. Also, the PowerPanel software isn’t the greatest. Functionality wise it works but that’s all I can really say about that. The dashboard is in dire need of both an upgrade aesthetically due to its 90’s look and feel as well as its none existent features, to sum it up the software is worthless. In fact, the only good thing about it, is that it will show you history of power outages.
Not taking an egg off for this but anyone with PfSense this unit is not compatible with it at all.
Overall Review: While this unit will work just fine when it comes to power outages and surge protection, it ultimately falls short of being a confidence holding product. Save your money for a battery backup that is not discontinued.
CyberPower I do like your other battery backups, though this one I will respectfully pass on.
Pros: So far the unit seems to be working just fine for a little under a month. I have my external storage devices and main (low power) server plugged in, with an estimated running time of about 30 mins on battery only. Unplugging the unit from the wall to simulate a power outage will get you a short, high pitched beep, and a notification in the software.
Everything kept running just fine until mains power was restored about 10 minutes later. Even as something as sensitive to power loss like a RAID array didn't seem to mind the (smooth) transition from mains to battery power and back again.
Cons: The software, "Power Panel personal Edition" is awful. It's design language resembles Windows XP, which came out 16 YEARS ago. Yes, it provides all of the information you need after a few clicks, but it does not inspire confidence and is far from modern or aesthetically pleasing. The software definitely needs a visual and organizational overhaul to be taken seriously in 2017.
Although outfitted with an ethernet (RJ45) port for network surge protection, it does not allow any actual network connection. Because of this, you will only be able to view or manage the UPS on the computer tethered to it via USB. And if you are out of the house/office, you can't get any notification via email from the unit or the software, so you either hear the beep of the alarm or you don't.
Overall Review: Because of the outdated software and lack of network management I would give this UPS a "buy" if I really needed one and it was the only one in my budget. It will get the job done, but expect nothing else.
Pros: After I received one of these I tested it and specs match manufacturer claims, no problems there. Outlets are spaced well and have tight connection – a good thing. Also, you also get standard serial and simple USB connection to equipment if you feel you need that – no RJ45 LAN-like plug requiring special cable like some competition units. Surge rating and backup time over twice of similar UPS from some other manufacturers. Physical finish is smooth and solid ( you would not want to drop this on your foot, trust me), main power button is small and deeply recessed so chance of accidental turning unit off is minimized yet still can be comfortable reached.. If you do not connect it to additional interfaces you get quality USB cable and coaxial cable with gold plated connectors (plus HD vinyl phone cable). Unit I received came with battery installed already so there was no need for nothing else but to plug it in – many times you have to install battery connection yourself when you buy UPS
Overall Review: You may pay for the name or for the value. I like value much better. This UPS is exactly what this means.
Pros: Good power/cost ratio
Excellent customer support
Cons: Needed a second chance to make it right
Overall Review: This is an update to my original review on 3/8/08 where I only gave the unit 3 eggs due to the loud electrical buzzing noise when it went into stand alone mode (power failure) and lack of customer support.
I really appreciate that the manufacturer took the time to respond here - thank you CyberPower. I did call as they suggested and this time I got thru to a rep who was very helpful and immediately arranged for this unit to be replaced at their cost. The new unit is running virtually silently. I can now highly recommend the unit.