APC Back-UPS CS 500VA

500VA - 3 Minute Full Load - 3 x NEMA 5-15R, 3 x NEMA 5-15R - View Complete Details

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APC Back-UPS CS 500VA - Protect your electronics with this 6-outlet, 120-volt battery backup system. 300-watt back-UPS features a surge energy rating of 480 joules. Serial connection lets you use your PC to access additional power protection and management features for your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) through a serial port. Disconnected battery notification warns you when a battery is not available to provide backup power. Cold-start capability provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out. Dataline surge protection protects connected equipment from power surges on the data lines. Hot-swappable batteries ensure clean, uninterrupted power to your protected equipment while the batteries are being replaced. Wiring fault indicator informs you of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit.

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4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

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On March 5, 2011 a huge ...

On March 5, 2011 a huge thunderstorm with hundreds of lightning strikes caused a main power line to fall in the alley. It sent 7200 volts into my home. Blowing out the master...Read complete review

On March 5, 2011 a huge thunderstorm with hundreds of lightning strikes caused a main power line to fall in the alley. It sent 7200 volts into my home. Blowing out the master breaker and the complete breaker panel. I was working at the computer when I heard the blast in my house and all the lights went out except my computer. The BK350 kept everything running until I shut it off a few seconds later. It protected the Computer, Scanner, Printer, Work Light and a Radio. Two days later when our system was restored I turned on the computer. It would come on, but not stay on. I hit the reset button on BK350 and it exploded internally. I removed it and put a backup in place and the computer ran fine. It saved my computer and accessories.

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Power Supply

I was disappointed with the power supply, but I may have purchased models that were insufficient for my computer system. Potentials buys would be wise in consulting APC before purchase to make sure the...Read complete review

I was disappointed with the power supply, but I may have purchased models that were insufficient for my computer system. Potentials buys would be wise in consulting APC before purchase to make sure the UPS is adequate.

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5.0

Great Product

By 

from Boston, MA

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

This item worked great for me for years. It's lasted for mjf years, hope I get even more out of it.

 
4.0

good product

By 

from NY

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

This is good .I am suing it for last three weeks .

 
4.0

BK500BLK

By 

from vermont

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

We buy APC products for their reliability. However they have changed from using right angle plug to straight plugs. Now I have more trouble with bad connections at the outlet than power failures because it is too easy to accidentally knock the plug out.

 
4.0

UPS

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from Vermont

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

APC UPS units are very reliable, work 100% of the time for us. I prefer to buy the units with the outlets on the back. The UPS's that have the plugs on top have had debris including spent staples fall into the outlets. My only gripe is that APC no longer uses right angle plugs on the power cord. In a busy environment like ours it is common to find the plugs on the UPS hanging half out of the wall outlet resulting in a poor connection. The older style right angle plugs never came loose.

 
5.0

Excellent product

By 

from Tri-State area

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

APC manufactures reliably, robust products that deliver as expected. We will continue to purchase APC products and more importantly, recommend their product line.

 
5.0

Once Again!

By 

from Soldotna, Alaska

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Once again, this product is just what I need! Replacing the old one was simple, and the fact that I could recycle the old one so easily was wonderful! Thank you!

 
5.0

Best Yet

By 

from Lampasas, Tx

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Bought this unit to replace one we had for over 12 years. This is more compact and looks so much better. It was easy as pie to hook up and has been the best. Looking forward to another 12+ years with my APC!

 
5.0

Works as Promissed

By 

from Houston, TX

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

I bought this for my daughters desktop because her last one was damaged when the power went off several times which happens in our area. This has helped save the computer many times.

 
5.0

excellent workhorse

By 

from Mid-Coast Maine

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

We have 14 of these backups, one on each workstation at our business. We've tried other backups over the years, but these are the ones that last the longest. And it's relatively easy to replace the batteries.

 
5.0

Excellent UPS

By 

from Nebraska

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

This is a nice compact unit. I like having the outlets on the back of the unit. One of my UPS units has the outlets on the top and they get dusty. I will replace it with one of these when the battery fails.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good fat purchase

By 

from Los Angeles

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

The backup power and surge protector came quickly and appears to work well. Only problem is that the plug receptacles on the back are a bit too close together so that plugs with transformers attached to the plug don't fit well and required some moving of plugs around in order to be able to plug the bulkier plugs into the surge protector.

 
5.0

A good purchase

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

I hav had several units. They all seem to be great. Weakest part of any of the units is battery life.

 
5.0

Recent purchase

By 

from Phila, PA

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Haven't had this very long, but does the job. A little on the heavy side, but it's under a desk so it shouldn't be moved around very much. Works as advertised.

 
4.0

great purchase

By 

from new jersey

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Found this product to be easy to install, works well, especially with a generator backup. Old UPS system cancelled my computer while the generator took 12 seconds to come on line when power failed. This UPS System 's batteries take right over with no computer interruption. Good buy, also.

 
5.0

Works great

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Works great, I would recommend this to all computer users.

 
4.0

Great Product but have some concerns

By 

from Rosemead, CA

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

I have purchased BK350s in the past and have had great success with them in helping me to protect my equipment. However, I am presently having difficulty installing the software for auto shut down. I understood that the new software would work with Macs.

 
5.0

Another great product from APC

By 

from CT

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

Ordered UPS from APC website and it arrived in one business day with their standard shipping. As with my other APC UPS's, it works great. I highly recommend their products.

 
5.0

Back-ups cs500

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from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

The unit works great; however the Power Chute software that came with it dioes not work very well. This may be a conflict with Windows Vista Service Pack 2. When I try to run a self test, after a minute or so I get this message:"unable to run self teat at this time". Also, when I click on "status" I get wild readings on AC input voltage (8,100,000 or -11,400,000 for example. I just uninstalled the Power Chute software program. The unit operates OK without it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

On March 5, 2011 a huge ...

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from Texas

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

On March 5, 2011 a huge thunderstorm with hundreds of lightning strikes caused a main power line to fall in the alley. It sent 7200 volts into my home. Blowing out the master breaker and the complete breaker panel. I was working at the computer when I heard the blast in my house and all the lights went out except my computer. The BK350 kept everything running until I shut it off a few seconds later. It protected the Computer, Scanner, Printer, Work Light and a Radio. Two days later when our system was restored I turned on the computer. It would come on, but not stay on. I hit the reset button on BK350 and it exploded internally. I removed it and put a backup in place and the computer ran fine. It saved my computer and accessories.

 
5.0

Trust No Other

By 

from Silicon Valley, CA

Comments about APC Back-UPS CS 500VA:

I have used APC Back-UPS for over 10 years with various home computers. The batteries do need to be changed at some point around 3-4 years. APC is up front about this. My current Back-UPS CS 500 sits next to my Dell Inspiron quad PC, filters line problems, self-tests, powers after commercial power is removed, and even shuts down my PC gracefully via supplied USP cable according to the params that I set. A PC application lets you initiate a test, review the test log, review power levels and more. It's well worth the price to protect an expensive PC like the one I use.

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