Comments on: A Guide To The APC Battery Backup Surge Protector http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html Your Complete Source of Information and Reviews of Surge Protectors Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Paul http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-7452 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:42:29 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-7452 I own two (2) Back-UPS ES 500 (BE500R-PH) for two separate computers that are U.S. Made (Dell and HP Slimline). Can I plug in my HP Slimline into this unit that is 220-Volts when my PC is only 110-Volts and then plug in the BE500R-PH into a Step-Down Transformer that will plug into the wall? If not, what do you suggest as I shipped my U.S. PC over to the Philippines where I permanently reside and retired to. We get numerous power outages here – as much as 12-hours a day during the hot summer months.

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Thank you.

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By: Warren http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-5368 Sun, 11 May 2014 03:52:21 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-5368 If you purchase a UPS that actually supports the power you folks are using then your UPS will work just fine. You can NOT use a 550VA UPS and run say run a 21″ mac on it; it simply blows the damn thing up in a heartbeat and will turn your unit to turn off at first loss of power, then back on, and off again without any delay, and your UPS is shot anyhow.
If you get one that allows say 10-30% load on your UPS, then it will give your software a chance to power down your unit safely. To continue using my example, a 2!” mac ” should ” have a SMART 1000/1500VA APC UPS, however, the downside is you are looking at $ 500- $600, so depending on how important your information and computer is worth to you; you may wish to make the investment.
That’s the cold hard facts folks, as I have lost many hard drives, monitors, and computers learning not to be cheap on UPS and surge protection units.

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By: Aaron http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4811 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:48:30 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4811 AL (first post, not that he will see it but for others):
1) Make sure you prep the battery properly (usually you turn it on, read the manual how to do this correctly. You may also have to pull a seperator tab on new batteries.)
2) Make sure the devices you want to be hooked up to the battery are plugged into the “Battery Backup” box and not the “Surge Protection Only” location.
3) READ THE MANUAL!

AL, I find it highly unlikely you had problems with 2 different batteries that were both manufacturer issues

Good luck,

Aaron, Systems administrator Samsung

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By: Shirley http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4806 Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:06:36 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4806 This is for above post. Sorry didn’t give model # BN575G. Thanks again

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By: Shirley http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4805 Sat, 26 Oct 2013 15:52:54 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4805 I bough a APC Battery Backup for $60.00 at Samsclub. My question before I open it and try it. I have a power recliner which the battery back up little box wire broke, the chair still works same as always. I can’t insert a new battery because of broken wire. So I now don’t have a battery backup on chair. I am handicapped so a lot of times I do sleep in this chair. If I use this will it serve as a battery backup if my power goes out. My power does go out a lot, sometimes as much as 30 times in a year. power company says bad wires, but they won’t fix wires. Trying out other options since I do take a water pill, and when you have to go you have to go. Thanks Email please if possible.

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By: admin http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4062 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:24:49 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4062 Hello Sherry. Does the device still work? Are you experiencing noticeable Battery Management issues? The device makes a clicking noise when it engages the backup power supply. This is normal. Also it could be the automatic voltage regulation of the device. Again, this is normal. It’s a sign of brownouts or surges and the device compensating for the loss or surge of power. Have you recently had some kind of high powered electrical device installed in or around your home? Is the device plugged directly into the wall outlet and not in an extension of some sort? These can be issues to cause voltage regulation in the device. I hope this helps sort the problem.

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By: Sherry Black http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4060 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:23:10 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4060 What does it mean when when my APC Back-up ES 70 continues to make a clicking sound not a beep?

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By: admin http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4061 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:14:18 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4061 Hello Helen. The line from your phone base connecting to the wall jack plugs into the APC unit (network in). The cord that came with your APC is the line out and plugs into the jack on the phone handset. Hope that was easy enough. :)

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By: Helenn http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4059 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:50:36 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4059 My harddrive was replaced and I’m trying to prevent that from happening again. I’m totally overwhelmed with this UPS and I know it’s a simple thing because nothing should be as hard as I’ve made this out to be, but please help. I am so not computer literate I just bought a APC Back UPS and on the side there is a (network in) and A (network out) port which are obviously designed for the phone connections but this is where it gets confusing… I understand that one has to be for the phone cord leading from the phone wall jack, but the cord that came in the box, what do I with it what am I plugging it into? Please be specific and not technical at all. I’m still learning. Hopefully there are No dumb questions, just uneducated PC Users. :)

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By: admin http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/a-guide-to-the-apc-battery-backup-surge-protector.html/comment-page-1#comment-4045 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:09:23 +0000 http://reviewsurgeprotector.com/?p=1573#comment-4045 Mandie, if you need a longer input cord, it’s probably okay if you purchase a UL certified extension cord rated for the respective current of your APC unit. Keep in mind, it HAS to be a single-outlet extension cord only.

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