APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS

550VA/330W - 3.3 Minute Full Load - 4 x NEMA 5-15R - Battery Backup System, 4 x NEMA 5-15R - Surge-protected - View Complete Details

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APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS - This 120-volt, eight-outlet battery backup and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provide emergency power through short and medium-length power outages. Battery backup features a 330-watt/550-VA output capacity. USB connection lets you use your PC to access additional power protection and management features. Disconnected battery notifier warns you when a battery is not available to provide backup power. Dataline surge protector guards your connected equipment from power surges on the data lines. Wiring fault LED indicator informs you of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit. Plus, this battery backup protects electronics from surges and spikes without reducing the battery power that's used to run primary electronics during an outage.

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APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS
 
4.6

(based on 141 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product, as usual!

This BE550G is my third APC UPS unit. The other two have been in service about 10 years and were trouble-free, reliable, and have protected me against local power failures AND one near-miss...Read complete review

This BE550G is my third APC UPS unit. The other two have been in service about 10 years and were trouble-free, reliable, and have protected me against local power failures AND one near-miss lightning strike. I rely on these units a LOT! Unfortunately, a recent power surge and failure caused the older of my UPS (BE500U) to blow its battery. I immediately replaced it with this unit. My only criticism of the BE550G is the difficulty of setting it up. While the battery cover came off easily, the battery wouldn't come out of the case far enough to connect it. I finally wrestled the battery out, connected it and got it back in its case. When it came time to connect the components, it took an inordinate effort to push the plugs into the female sockets... I have no doubt they will never work themselves loose, but I do wonder if I'll ever be able to remove them, lol. I love your power management products and won't set my home network up without them!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fine except for the beeping

Everything is fine except for one thing. When power is out and the unit is running on battery, it beeps several times every 30 seconds. This is very annoying. Supposedly there is a...Read complete review

Everything is fine except for one thing. When power is out and the unit is running on battery, it beeps several times every 30 seconds. This is very annoying. Supposedly there is a setting in the software that disables it. But, I installed the software, made the supposed change, and then I unplugged the UPS from my PC to use it in a closet for a wireless router. The UPS did not retain the setting after being unplugged (or maybe even didn't accept the setting in the first place - I'm not sure). In any event, I"m left with a UPS that beeps every 30 seconds when on battery. I'm well aware of when power goes out - I don't need the beeping. Also, I have ample UPS power on many devices to work comfortably for 20-30 minutes. Having something beeping every 30 seconds is distracting.

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1.0

Replacemment Battery

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from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

The battery had no markings that would enable me to find a replacement on the APC site. Lead Acid Batteries vary according to the ratings. The UPS ES 550 did not have any specifications for the battery. This site is not consumer friendly.

 
5.0

Motorhome Backup

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I use this to prevent my Directv DVR from resetting when the generator is winding down from being shut down.

 
5.0

Glad I upgraded

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from Alexandria, Louisiana

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I finally broke down and upgraded my UPS. I had a very good UPS from APC, but since I now use Mac OS 10.8.5, I could not make use of the old UPS. The old UPS did not have a usb port. Well, I did buy it new in 2003 and it worked fine with the older Mac OS 9.x. The new one has a usb port and works great so far. All I had to do was unpack it, open the battery cover, plug in the red connector, replace the cover and plug in the power cord and usb connection to my trusty old iMac. Other than possibly needing to replace the battery at some distant time, I am certain I will get a long life from this UPS.

 
5.0

Backups

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from Wyoming

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

We use these units throughout our company and they work well. This was a replacement/upgrade for one with a battery that was going bad. We seem to get about 6 years + out of a unit before the batteries start to show signs of needing to be replaced. In our areas they are a necessity as we get power outages and spikes enough that without them there could be some serious damage or loss.

 
5.0

Great Products

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from Bullhead City, AZ

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I am very happy with APC products, they do protect everything plugged into them. I use them for my TVs, Computers even my modem/router. I hate brownouts ! Now I am using one on my home automation system

 
5.0

BE550G network compatibility

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from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I use APC to protect my computer and TVs here in Florida and never had problems. I do have a question on the BE550G data protection. The documentation says RJ45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet protection, does this include CAT6 gigabit? Thanks

 
5.0

APC 550 great product!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

Our small business has 8 of these for our PC workstations and they work great when the power goes out. It gives us plenty of time to save our work before shutting down if the power stays out for an extended period. I also like the fact that APC gives you a return shipping label so you can ship an old unit that you're replacing back to them for free, and they gave us a discount for the new unit. The units are guaranteed for 3 years. Very happy with this product.

 
5.0

This is a replacement for ...

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from Amagansett, NY

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

This is a replacement for an earlier produsct. Very satisfied with both.

 
5.0

Love Doing Business with APC

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from Brookfield, WI

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

As soon as we identified what products we like to use, APC's website gives us great flexibility with ordering. Every transaction is quick and completed with great quality.

 
5.0

Great Purchase

By 

from Ohio

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

The price was good and directions were clear on setting it up.

 
5.0

Pretty good

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from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

Just used down in the basement to keep the router, switch, and DirecTV power inserter connected during outages. It seems to be doing that okay.

 
5.0

at least the sixth one I've purchased

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from Undisclosed

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

Love this battery back up. Almost every computer in our office has this model, plus I use it at home too. Great to have a chance to turn everything off properly when there is a power surge/wane/outage before losing vital information. Can't beat the warranty either. I really like APC's green return policy too!

 
1.0

BE550G

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from Montreal

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

At only 17 months old this UPS worked very well until recently, when it could only give 15-20 seconds of backup during a recent power outage. Normally it gives about 10 minutes, enough time to shut down the computer properly. It seems the battery is no more good and it or the entire unit needs replacing. A previous APC UPS I owned worked for about 3-4 years before quitting. At this time I cannot recommend this model to anyone based on my experience. Maybe APC will step up and replace it.

 
5.0

Excellent product and service

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from Everett, WA

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

My previous unit was 5 or 6 years old when the battery failed. I researched replacing the battery, but I wanted an APC replacement, not some after market product. Upon contacting APC, I was advised of their replacement program. I purchased an entirely new unit for a VERY reasonable cost, and they shipped it, plus provided a free shipping label for me to return the outdated model to them. Excellent program and great customer service! The phone representative who assisted me was also extremely helpful, and very friendly.

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5.0

Works great

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from Wellington, Fl

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I use this battery for my 82" TV. We have lots of power interruptions in Florida and this battery keeps the TV running.

 
5.0

Works as promised

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from Houston, Texas

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

This is not a glamorous product - it just sits there under my desk doing its job. But it does its job. I live in an area with lots of lightning storms, sometimes with short power outages, and that is what this product is for. I have not had damage to any equipment that was plugged into this product, and in terms of battery backup, I often realize that there was a very short power outage due to the beep from the UPS rather than from lights blinking or the like - in other words, it response very quickly. Of course it is a "550" with limits on its UPS capabilities, but I got what I paid for and more. It is what I needed. I am very pleased.

 
5.0

Dependable and Affordable

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from Florida

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I've been using APC products for many years. Since I traded in the prior unit for the current model, there haven't been any blackouts or monster power surges but I expect it will eventually save my bacon as its predecessors have.

 
5.0

Great low cost option

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from Syracuse, NY

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

Have five of these installed. Perfect compromise between high end coverage (often over-kill) and cheap surge suppressors. Trust APC, love their trade-in process. Keep up the good work!

 
5.0

Very Happy

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from Woodbridge, NJ

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

I am using APC products for the last (8) yrs and I am very with their products., particularly with Back-UPS 550.

 
5.0

Always top notch

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from Wisconnsin

Comments about APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS:

This the fourth APC Back-UPS that I have purchased. They have always performed flawlessly through storms and power outages. For some reason we have short intermittent power outages at various times of the year so instead of having to fire up the computer again or lose the page or site you were working on when their is a power blip it just switches over to the battery. Also protects against power surges to protect against any fried computer components.

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