APC Back-UPS ES 650VA Desktop

650 VA/390 W - 120 V AC - 4.20 Minute - Desktop - 4.20 Minute - 4 x NEMA 5-15R - , 4 x NEMA 5-15R - MPN: BE650G
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Description
The Back-UPS ES BE650G offers our best value for protecting your home and home office computer systems. It provides battery backup power that allows you to work through short and medium length power outages. It also safeguards your equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along your utility and phone lines.
Summary
Product Title APC Back-UPS ES 650VA Desktop
Manufacturer APC
Power Score 5 | 1 Review
User Reviews
One of the Best UPS Products for Home/ Small Business Office Computers
5 Star Review   By UBHappy on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Feb 8, 2011   

Strengths: Easy installation (unit and software), flawless performance during a full power outage, on-board RJ45 surge protection

Weakness: 650VA battery capacity limits backup to desktop for longer time operation during full power outage (monitors and peripherals will dramatically cut down the backup time if connected)

I purchased two APC BE650G UPSs and connected them to two desktops: a Dell Inspiron 530 (Intel Quad Core 6600/ 3 HDD/ Vista 32 bit) and a Dell Vostro 460 (Intel Core i5 2400/ 1 HDD/ Win7 64 bit). Only the desktops are connected to the battery backup outlets with the APC PowerChute software (automatic shutdown software) installed and set to shut down the system with 8 minutes of battery time remaining. The monitors and other peripherals are connected to the surge protection outlets only. The Ethernet RJ45 is connected through the onboard surge protector. I ran a test on each computer that simulated shutdown for a full power outage while running two Firefox browser windows, a Word document, an Excel document, and a PDF document. After shutting off power to each computer (disconnected the UPS from the home power outlet) I observed the shutdown sequence and restart for each computer. With a full battery charge, the Dell Inspiron shutdown after 17 minutes on backup power while the Dell Vostro shutdown after 21 minutes on backup power. Each battery had about 20% reserve power when the shutdown sequence started. With power restored (re-connected the UPS into the home power outlet), I restarted each computer and each returned to exactly the same browser and document windows that were open prior to the power outage with no loss of any working documents! Overall, I am impressed with the performance of the APC BE650G during a full power outage and restoration after shutdown. I am also impressed with the ease of the PowerChute software installation in both Vista and Win 7. I liked the fact that PowerChute provides different types of shutdown modes, the ability to configure audible alarms (i.e., no audible alarms during the night), and the ability to set voltage levels for power conditioning to kick-in. APC included all accessory items and thorough instructions to help me completely install each UPS in about 15 minutes. The APC BE650G comes with a full warranty (parts and labor with the customer responsible for shipment to APC and APC pays return shipping) and a lifetime $75,000 connected equipment warranty. Overall, an impressive product and a great value!

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Product Details
Description
The Back-UPS ES BE650G offers our best value for protecting your home and home office computer systems. It provides battery backup power that allows you to work through short and medium length power outages. It also safeguards your equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along your utility and phone lines.
Summary
Product Title APC Back-UPS ES 650VA Desktop
Manufacturer APC
Power Score 5 | 1 Review
Additional Specifications
Cable Connectors: USB
User Reviews
One of the Best UPS Products for Home/ Small Business Office Computers
5 Star Review   By UBHappy on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Feb 8, 2011   

Strengths: Easy installation (unit and software), flawless performance during a full power outage, on-board RJ45 surge protection

Weakness: 650VA battery capacity limits backup to desktop for longer time operation during full power outage (monitors and peripherals will dramatically cut down the backup time if connected)

I purchased two APC BE650G UPSs and connected them to two desktops: a Dell Inspiron 530 (Intel Quad Core 6600/ 3 HDD/ Vista 32 bit) and a Dell Vostro 460 (Intel Core i5 2400/ 1 HDD/ Win7 64 bit). Only the desktops are connected to the battery backup outlets with the APC PowerChute software (automatic shutdown software) installed and set to shut down the system with 8 minutes of battery time remaining. The monitors and other peripherals are connected to the surge protection outlets only. The Ethernet RJ45 is connected through the onboard surge protector. I ran a test on each computer that simulated shutdown for a full power outage while running two Firefox browser windows, a Word document, an Excel document, and a PDF document. After shutting off power to each computer (disconnected the UPS from the home power outlet) I observed the shutdown sequence and restart for each computer. With a full battery charge, the Dell Inspiron shutdown after 17 minutes on backup power while the Dell Vostro shutdown after 21 minutes on backup power. Each battery had about 20% reserve power when the shutdown sequence started. With power restored (re-connected the UPS into the home power outlet), I restarted each computer and each returned to exactly the same browser and document windows that were open prior to the power outage with no loss of any working documents! Overall, I am impressed with the performance of the APC BE650G during a full power outage and restoration after shutdown. I am also impressed with the ease of the PowerChute software installation in both Vista and Win 7. I liked the fact that PowerChute provides different types of shutdown modes, the ability to configure audible alarms (i.e., no audible alarms during the night), and the ability to set voltage levels for power conditioning to kick-in. APC included all accessory items and thorough instructions to help me completely install each UPS in about 15 minutes. The APC BE650G comes with a full warranty (parts and labor with the customer responsible for shipment to APC and APC pays return shipping) and a lifetime $75,000 connected equipment warranty. Overall, an impressive product and a great value!

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