APC Back-UPS Pro BX1500M - UPS - 900 Watt - 1500 VA

Mfg.Part: BX1500M | CDW Part: 4584120 | UNSPSC: 39121011
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  • UPS
  • AC 120 V
  • 900 Watt
  • 1500 VA
  • USB
  • output connectors: 10
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  • UPS
  • AC 120 V
  • 900 Watt
  • 1500 VA
  • USB
  • output connectors: 10
The Back-UPS Pro family offers guaranteed power protection for high performance computer systems, routers/modems, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics in your home or business. These UPSs supply electronics with abundant battery backup during outages and stabilize unsafe voltage levels. They also provide power protection from damaging surges and spikes, and allow the use of management software so you get the most out of your UPS. Premium features of this family may include Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), an LCD display, Smart Outlets, energy saving functions that reduce electricity use, network manageability, Watchdog, or configurable outlets. Together with the rest of the Back-UPS Pro's standard features, they are the perfect choice to protect your data and keep your system available.

APC Back-UPS Pro BX1500M - UPS - 900 Watt - 1500 VA is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back UPS Pro BX1350 I received the battery backup , BX1350M, by FedEx in great shape. The outside box was a bit beat up but well boxed up and protected inside. After removing everything from the box I was surprised that the battery was fully charged and ready to go. All that is needed to do is slide the access cover for the battery off, remove the battery, turn it around and reinstall the battery. In less than 5 minutes I had the battery backup unboxed, monitor and computer connections made and ready to turn it all on. Now I should state that I had a backup from APC before and so I still had the PowerChute software installed so I could skip the step of installing the software. No CD with software comes with the product but it is a small download from APC’s website and installs with ease. This must be done before using the battery backup to make use of the shutdown feature. A brief explanation of tests I did were on a system with an Intel i7 processor and a nVidia 1080 video card both water cooled. The display is a Dell Ultra Wide Curved 34”. Testing the battery and software was done with the computer at rest in Windows 7 and with the computer working both the CPU and the GPU at 100%. This was done by folding proteins using Folding@Home. The wattage and load while at rest was 165w at 20% load and while folding was at 370w at 45% load. The first test was at rest and displayed a 28 minute runtime. Unplugging the appliance there was no noticeable loss in power. After 17 min of use on the battery it hit 50% life left and displayed 14 minutes runtime left. At the 29 min mark and 4 min runtime the PowerChute software went into action and powered down the system. With the monitor still on the display showed 11 minutes runtime until the monitor went into powersaver mode giving the battery another 91 minutes. Full recharge with nothing plugged in took a whopping 13 hrs, but then it is lead-acid and not li. The second test was with FAH running on both the CPU and GPU displaying a runtime of 10 min. Unplugging the appliance exhibited no issues and FAH kept chugging along. At the 6 min and 50 sec mark it hit the 4 minute runtime and PowerChute went into action, shutting down the system. This time, after plugging in the battery backup, I restarted the computer and went back to FAH to see if there would be a difference in time to reach full charge. The time was about the same, minus an hour. Part of the reason I believe is that with such a fast drain left more battery life at the 4 min mark and thus recharge was a bit quicker. Another take away is that you can still use the equipment while recharging without taking a hit on recharge time. In the end, this is a great product that not only protects equipment from being damaged but will also shut down a computer safely without losing data. If the power requirement are the same or greater than what I used and a few more minutes of runtime Is desired then maybe the 1500 is what one may want instead of the 1350. Whatever the requirement is, be assured that APC’s BX series will do the job. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Small Office This UPS has been great for our small office, Keeps the computer and router running long enough in small power outages and will shut down if they go longer. So far it has saved me 3 times not needing to re start all of my programs. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AV protection I am testing this APC Back UPS Pro BX1500M on home A V equipment, consisting of a 58" Plasma TV, 100 watt per channel 7.1 receiver, blue ray player and dvd recorder, Really like the battery install, no longer have to worry about wire routing, just flip the battery over and install, then replace the battery compartment cover. one of he batter compartment cover "s latches was mis-moulded and didn't fit properly.. The setup was simple and connecting the Av devices was easy. Like the coaxial ports location. The display is nice and clear and gives you the readoust that are important. Didn't have any power surges from storms or powerloss yet, but have heard the unit switch over to battery a few times I believe due to low voltage. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unfortunate DOA I received this as part of the APC Power Review program and sadly the one that was sent to me was a DOA. That said, I have never had a DOA UPS from APC before so this is likely just a one-off but cannot offer much insight to the product itself.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back UPS Pro BX1500M A solid UPS with just a few minor issues.The UPS arrived and was packed very well. When I took it out it was heavier than I thought it would be. It feels like a high quality, well built unit. Installing the battery was easy thanks to the instructions on the UPS. Then came the software they want you to install although not needed to run the UPS). This is where it was a bit odd.The first oddity was the cable. It was a USB to serial data port connection...why?? Why not update the connection on the UPS so it can go USB to USB (just saying).The other thing was the Power Chute software. It is not directly compatible with Windows 10?!?! It asks you to install Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 SP2 that came out in 2005.I e-mailed APC support and they told me “a lot of older programs won’t install or run correctly because they require previous versions of .NET Framework.“. Older programs?!?! This is a NEW UPS.So, not wanting to mess up my wife’s PC and sleep on the couch I chose not to install it.I then connected my equipment (4K TV, sound bar, subwoofer, gaming system, router and a couple of other pieces) and fired it up.The display is bright and the unit is very quiet. If not for the dimly lit control button I would not know it’s on. I have been running this unit for a good week with no issues whatsoever.There are 2 suggestions I would make to improve the tower:1. Move the battery compartment closer to the front so it is easier to access 2. While I love having the 10 outlets in the back I wish they were spaced a little wider to accommodate larger wall worts.In sum, this is an excellent UPS system and I feel confident that my connected equipment will be well protected. If APC makes a few minor tweaks this UPS can be exceptional. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done, Schneider-Electric / APC! This device, an APC Back-UPS Pro model BX1500M, is a great UPS. It does what it is supposed to do, and does so with little fuss or bother (overall). While it is a bit physically larger than many similar capacity (1500VA) UPSes, it is a slim case design that works well under your desk, or on your bookshelf. I have experienced absolutely no operational issues with the UPS over the past couple of weeks. The only concerns that I feel should be mentioned regard the design of the item.APC has now equipped almost their entire production line of UPSes with what appears to be an impressive, LED back-lighted, 1.5” square, LCD displays, which indicate various bits of information on the operational state of the device. Unless configured to be ON full time, the display is illuminated only when a power event occurs, or when a pushbutton above the LCD is actuated. Thoughtfully, the white / light blue colored back-light stays on for only 60 seconds or so, and then goes dark, until the next instance for use. However, there are three pushbuttons (audio alarm mute, power on / off and display status) directly above the LCD that are LED illuminated. The color temperature (hue) of the LEDs do not really match the back-light of the LCD, but is instead almost pure white. This illumination is ALWAYS ON (energized), and is quite bright. In fact, probably TOO BRIGHT for use in a bedroom or entertainment room. It would be quite a bit more appropriate if this back-lighting would DIM considerably when not in direct use, as is the behavior of the LCD display. A small complaint, yes, but one that can be really annoying. This deficiency could easily be corrected in a subsequent model, I would hope.My only other concern is the placement of the access door for the battery cartridge, which is on the BOTTOM of the enclosure. While the quick connect / disconnect of the battery cartridge is very efficient, the placement of the door on the bottom of the UPS, is not. When it becomes necessary to replace the (hot-pluggable) battery cartridge, this location may pose a problem. If the unit is installed in a bookcase or on a loaded shelf, for instance, the UPS will need to be rotated 90 degrees to access the removable door, which then has to slide out of the retention grooves to allow the removal and insertion of the new battery pack. This may not be a very convenient operation to be required to be performed in such tight surroundings. If there were a way for the access to the battery cartridge to be located on the side of the enclosure, I believe it would be a very welcome alteration to an otherwise brilliant packaging design. Otherwise, very well done, Schneider-Electric / APC! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Unit arrived in excellent condition, well packaged. Really liked that battery installation was highlighted in yellow tape on unit -- many people don't read manual. I have had the unit in service for several weeks and it has worked well. Since we haven't had any unexpected power outages, I have faken several by unplugging the unit. It worked exaclty as I would expect it to work. It will certainly protect your equiipment duriing an outage.I wish that the spacing on the power outlets on the back was somewhat broader so that it could diretly handle plug-in power units for external drives. As it is, only three of the four outlets for backup can be used since I have two external disk drives that I want to proctect. I could plug a pwer strip into the backup outlet and then power hte drives from that unit to provide the protection I need, but this does add to the clutter under my desk.Overall, I would certainly recommend this unit to anyone who need quality UPS backup for their home or office computer. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UPS small size I have this UPS hooked up to my home server, router and modem. When the power went down all of my equipment stayed up and running while the rest of the house was dark , had no issues keeping the email server active for over 15 min when the power came back on. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-15
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