APWBE550G

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

Reg. Price $115.99

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Provides emergency power through short and medium-length power outages
330-watt/550-VA output capacity for powerful performance
Disconnected battery notifier warns when battery is not available
Dataline surge protector guards equipment from power surges on data lines
Wiring fault LED indicator informs of potentially dangerous wiring problems
  • Additional Info
SKU
APWBE550G
Manufacturer
American Power Conversion Corp
Manufacturer Part Number
BE550G
Brand Name
APC
Product Line
Back-UPS
Product Type
Standby UPS
Packaged Quantity
1 Each
Product Series
ES
Limited Warranty
3 Year
Form Factor
Desktop
USB
Yes
Certifications & Standards
UL 1449, cUL Listed, FCC Part 15 Class B, FCC Part 68, NOM, UL 1778, UL 497A, UL 497B
Green Compliant
Yes
Package Contents
  • Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS
  • CD with software
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
Recycled
No
Input Voltage
110 V AC
Output Voltage
120 V AC
Plug/Connector Type
NEMA 5-15P
Receptacles
4 x NEMA 5-15R
Battery Chemistry
Sealed Lead Acid

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
APC Back-UPS ES 550VA Desktop UPS
 
4.6

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (123)

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    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (2)

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    (6)

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!

VS

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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5.0

Old reliable!

By MT2020

from Kansas City, KS

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

Great APC Back-UPS with quality that can't be beat for the price!

 
5.0

Keep your power in a storm for vital communication

By DALAROCK

from Washington DC

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

Wonderful addition to any work space. Be prepared for the worst with this product on hand and ready to save the day.

 
5.0

Great Product

By Batman

from Undisclosed

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

I use this UPS at work, and it has not failed me yet! Consistent and reliable.

 
5.0

Superior product

By BB

from Undisclosed

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

Plug spacing is super efficient. UPS back-up software works. Win 10 recognized software.Had a power failure day after i installed it. Shutdown went according to plan..

 
5.0

Easy to Setup, great product

By bambam

from Dublin, OH

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

Another Terrific APC product, very easy to setup and use

 
5.0

Simple, Easy, Necessary!

By A

from MD

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

These are some of the best UPS's for your money. Super easy to install and use. We use them for our customers and internally for our essential workstations like our 24/7 service desk. We had a power surge just last month that knocked out power to half the building. The computers with this UPS were not affected by the surge and stayed powered without interruption as we needed them to. I highly recommend the Back-UPS 550. They're more than affordable and can protect highly valued assets.

 
5.0

Great Product

By WARPIGS1313

from Chicago

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

I use this for backup at my home office. never had any issues. LOVE IT.

 
4.0

XBOX One savior

By Portland

from Boston, MA

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

Recently connected our XBOX & TV to this battery backup. We don't get many power outages, but we did experience a few during Christmas break. It seems to have save a few XBOX games and, with that, many headaches for mom and dad.

 
1.0

Replacemment Battery

By BS

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

By Dbugme

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.

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