Mfg.Part: BE550G | CDW Part: 1524034 | UNSPSC: 26111701
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The Back-UPS provides abundant battery backup power, so you can work through medium length power outages. It safeguards your equipment against damaging surges and spikes that travel along utility and data lines. The Back-UPS also features automatic voltage regulation (AVR), which instantly adjusts high and low voltages to safe levels, so you can work indefinitely during brownouts and overvoltages.

The Back-UPS also includes unique "green" features, like power-saving outlets that automatically turn off idle peripherals. A high efficiency charging system and "AVR Bypass" also reduce power consumption. With the rest of the Back-UPS standard features, this is the perfect unit to protect your productivity from the constant threat of bad power and lost data.

APC Back-UPS ES 550VA UPS is rated4.72 out of5 by130.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Backupsapc just works, and thats the reason I bought ,this new system.
Date published: 2009-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great upgrade!I bought this as a upgrade i went from a es 350 to es550. it is a nice back up and at a great price.
Date published: 2010-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ES550I had to replace my old Back-up (An older APC) ,it was over 7 years old,so with that kind of service, it was a no-brainer that I repeat with a new one from the same company that gave us such great service for such a long time.
Date published: 2010-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buyThis is my second APC Back-UPS. Have been very pleased with ease of installation and service from the product. Would definitely recommend this.
Date published: 2010-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back-Up ES 8Just upgraded my UPS. Loved the old one. LOVE this one. So easy even a computer disaster like me can feel comfortable setting it up. No problems with unit. APC products are all I use at home.
Date published: 2010-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please add mounting holesGreat device. Please add mounting holes on the back so the UPS can be hung on the wall. The previous model had these mounting holes. We miss them.
Date published: 2009-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally SatisfiedThis replaced a very old unit which was failing. the installation was straightforward and easy to accomplish. Have not had any subsequent problems. There have been four sort power failures since installation: one was for 18 seconds and the other three less than two seconds. No problems
Date published: 2010-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DependableI really depend on this model UPS. I have two protecting computer systems. I also have a 750 protecting another system. I really appreciate APC equipment. I wouldn't have any other brand!
Date published: 2009-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great unit and priceThe unit has an great number of backup outlets for the price. works great.
Date published: 2010-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Motorhome BackupI use this to prevent my Directv DVR from resetting when the generator is winding down from being shut down.
Date published: 2015-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two drawbacksAs other reviews have stated, the plugs are grouped too close together. APC's batteries do not seem to last as long as they used to. I have used APC backups for 20+ years, but this may be my last. I will be doing more research before the next purchase.
Date published: 2013-04-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement APCThis is my third APC and it works as well if not better than the original one. I replaced the first one because it was not large enough, and replaced the second one because it wore out from old age. Once the second one stopped working properly after years of dependable use the only logical thing to do was replace it with a newer version.
Date published: 2010-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-Cycling a PlusA better product which replaced my '500 UPS-Pro' and has a much better design ( access to outlets much easier). And as APC picked up the Tab for sending the Old unit in for disposal, is taking much less space!
Date published: 2013-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for keeping VOIP phone system goingFor over a year this little battery backup has kept our VOIP business phones available through blackouts and brownouts without a single problem. You sort of forget its there until the phone rings in the dark.
Date published: 2011-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good productI have used APC products for many years and have had a good experience with them, including this latest purchase. Only downside is it was a bit difficult to get the cords/hookups to stay in place when closing up the unit.
Date published: 2009-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THe normal installThis is just like the other three APC UPS products that I have. Open the box, pull out the shipping protector, plug in the battery plug the UPS into the wall and computer, then insert the CD. The software requires only following the prompts and you are finished. THis one installed on an old computer that I setup for grandchildrens games.
Date published: 2009-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back-UPSI recently purchased five 750's and two 550's. All units were easy to assemble and work as advertised. I love the software that comes with for proper shut down if power should drop. I have to compliment working with the online team from Rhode Island. Purchasing was easy, Trade Ups worked well. Very Smooth. Highly recommend working with the Schneider Team.
Date published: 2013-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Easy, Necessary!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.
Date published: 2017-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Workstation UPSThe UPS is perfect for workstations and other assorted equipment that require the ability to "ride through" a brief power outage. I use the exchange program and find the pricing along with the ability to easily recycle and receive credit for the older units to be an excellent solution for all consumers, both personal and business. I highly recommend these UPS units over any of the other brands.
Date published: 2011-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this oneSmaller size and better runtime than my older 350. Easy hookup, mostly. The only thing that confused me was the RJ45 jack for the USB. I kept looking for the USB port until I really looked at the cable. Set up with my iMac was easy, configuration was even easier. Eight power ports is great. I still have a surge open.
Date published: 2010-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product; Tough on UserAs always, the Back Ups 550 is a sturdy product which will probably last a long time, just as my BackUPS PRO did. However, I had a terrible time installing it. Every step required excessive force, including even inserting the plugs into the outlets! For starters, the battery cover would not just depress and release - I had to use a tool in order to exert sufficient pressure. Then the battery, which supposedly easily slides out if you merely turn the unit right side up after removing the battery door, took about 10 minutes and a lot of shaking to dislodge. Connecting the battery wires also required an excessive amount of force. And again, plugging in computer and peripherals was very difficult because the outlets were so tight that once again, a LOT of sheer force was required.I don't think an item such as this should require the strength of a bodybuilder to set up.
Date published: 2011-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Product - Last one went 5 Yrs!Lasted through the hurricanes in '04, to save our computer so we were almost always in touch. Sporadic power outages through the years and this thing just kept on. Great product, and am a repeat customer! Easy to install, and then just forget about it.
Date published: 2010-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BE550 has only 1 wide plug for batteryThe BE550 has only 1 wide plug for surg and battery. Design problem because routers, DSL modem and others all have wide plug adapters. Product does not address current network equipment design.
Date published: 2013-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New UnitThe instructions for connecting battery seem to apply to a slightly different model. In step 2 of Connect Battery, I was unable to remove the battery from the unit. With some difficulty, I slid the battery wire onto the battery terminal.Since this is a new unit I have been unable to rate it's performance other than telephone pass through is ok and and other circuits provide power.
Date published: 2009-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for its purposeThis unit replaced an almost identical unit that had functioned well for several years but finally would no longer hold a charge. Battery replacement was an option, but I was offered a "trade-in" that was fair and reasonable. Set up is simple and power seems adequate for a home office computer. We live in a mountain area with frequent power outages, often very brief ones, so this unit keeps things going without interruption.
Date published: 2013-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from D.O.A.Right out of the box; I hooked-up the battery terminal as directed, plugged it in, turned it on, and got the "Replace Battery" indications.
Date published: 2009-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I upgradedI 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.
Date published: 2015-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good productI purchased the UPS as a replacement for my wife's computer. I plugged it in and it just works. I have had no problems with it and it has saved the computer over several power outages.
Date published: 2010-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the jobDoes what we need it to do for a reasonable cost. Easy to install; dependable. Especially like APC's return program of old units whether their own brand or another's.
Date published: 2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happyI was pleased with the customer service, the price, the return of the old battery... saved me a lot of money and seems to be doing it's job so far.
Date published: 2012-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Family RoomUse in our family room to keep modem running, TV, and xbox. So far so good even with a few thunderstorms this summer.
Date published: 2017-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Perfect FitThe ES 550G was a perfect fit for the wattage/VA rating, the size (for the space I had to put it in) & the number of outlets.I do wish the cord were a bit longer and that a statement was made on the box & in the literature that the unit could be used in any position (horizontally, sideways/ vertically and/or hung on the wall) if that is the case. I also wish you would give joules ratings for your UPS products (the surge suppression portion). Finally, I wish ALL of the surge & surge + battery backup outlets were sufficiently far apart to allow transformers to be plugged in side-by-side. That would make the unit even more functional & really wouldn't require much additional separation. Overall, I rate it at 4.5 stars (but you didn't give me that option in the star ratings above, so I had to give it a 5).
Date published: 2011-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice UnitHave used APC products for many years. This is my second time upgrading/trading in 6 units without issue. Work in an area that has often power "dips" and the units never fail to keep me up and running, or keeping me up until I can properly shut down for longer outtages. Recommend them to anyone!
Date published: 2009-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trouble with equipment after purchaseI like that the new unit consumes less energy and I also like that APC traded up my old unit, however, I started to get an annoying squeal out of my speakers after plugging my computer equipment into the new UPS. Online support suggested that I get a ferrite bead for my equipment.
Date published: 2009-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old reliable!Great APC Back-UPS with quality that can't be beat for the price!
Date published: 2017-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UPSI purchased this UPS when the one I was previously using needed a new battery. This unit was a higher power rating and was only $10.00 more than just a battery.When I received the unit I discovered that the software that comes with it was much better than the software with the older unit. It allows me to schedule when alarms will sound, meaning that it won't beep in the middle of the night and wake my wife. For this alone, she gives it an A++!It was easy to setup and I've had no problems with it. I would recommend it highly, myself.
Date published: 2013-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullMy APC BE550G is doing everything as expected. It replaced my returned three year old unit. Thank you, for a great product.
Date published: 2011-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!Great concept (TradeUps) and great execution. Easy to order. Easy to set up. Easy to package the old unit for return, Environmentally friendly and easy on the pocketbook. And, best of all, the product itself is first-class. You just set it up and forget about it with 100% confidence that it will provide all the protection they promise.
Date published: 2010-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied customerI have been using and recommending APC products for more than 20 years. In that time my clients and I have (to the best of my knowledge) had only one product failure other than expected battery replacemnts. I shall continue to use and recommend APC.
Date published: 2010-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from most excellent upgradethis back-up is an excellent upgrade. the battery time is very long, and the protection is incomparable.
Date published: 2009-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works wel"My APC BE550G is doing everything as expected. It replaced my returned three year old unit. I love the ability to return the old unit "free of charge';good for me and good for APC! Thank you, for a great product."
Date published: 2011-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks goodnessWe have had 3 APC Back-UPS and slowly have upgraded to more and more wattage. This particular unit is on my wife's PC. We had a power supply failure and replaced the power supply. In fact, the problem was a failing mother board. Fortunately, the APC Back-UPS 550 was in place because the mother board shorted, killing the new power supply. The Back-UPS protected the network and the remainder of the system so that we could recover the hard drive to re-install all her programs on a new computer. Protection in two ways - incoming and from the computer - make these back-up power supplies absolutely essential. Thanks APC
Date published: 2013-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Wise PurchaseThis is the 3rd APC Back-UPS I've owned and the previous 2 outlasted their warranties. I am pleased with the enormous help the tech gave me and helped facilitate the swap purchase. Also, The Power Chute feature helped make the sale since most of our power outages occur during the night when my computer may be on standby.
Date published: 2010-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Desktop UPSWe sell a lot of these to businesses that want to protect their workstations. Never a problem
Date published: 2017-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eveeryone Needs TwoI would not be without the Back-UPS ES 8. I have one to support my laptop and desktop, with the other one monitoring my network, printer, and charging station. I am not a sophisticated user, but I know what works for me.
Date published: 2010-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 550 Back-UPSI thing is as good as the two 500U's that I replaced with the 550's. All of the various Back-UPS's that I have I only have trouble withn the batteries going bad. They do the job that they are made for and that is all that I can ask for.
Date published: 2012-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine productI like this new unit, it is smaller than my last backup and it seems to recover quicker also
Date published: 2013-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ES 550 UPS from APCJust a nice product...As an MCSE for 11 Years I have utilized APC UPS devices for my 9 node network with great results... A reliable piece of Hardware no one will be without..especialy in areas where power changes exist..I recommend highly the ES 550 units for Home Use...Nice Unit...
Date published: 2011-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my companies go to UPS for most desktops.We've deployed out a number of these over the years and they've always been reliable and worked great .
Date published: 2017-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade from the 330VAGreat product! Easily identifiable backed up side versus surge protection only. 550VA allows enough time to safely shut down devices. Had a little trouble installing the battery but it was minimal.
Date published: 2017-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great batteryItem arrived on time and was as advertised. Arrived on time as scheduled. Well packaged. No complaints.
Date published: 2017-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs more space between 110V RecepticalsSeems Good, Needs more space between the 110V AC recepticals
Date published: 2012-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Size & ShapeI have four APC units of various sizes; this is the perfect size to remain out of sight and still provide the protection needed.
Date published: 2012-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good unitI've used this unit for a while and there has been absolutely no problem with it. Its software is fully functional and I have not experienced any bugs or glitches.
Date published: 2011-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty goodJust used down in the basement to keep the router, switch, and DirecTV power inserter connected during outages. It seems to be doing that okay.
Date published: 2015-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI've used APC units for years --- always reliable. For some reason I have had difficulty with the CD which will not run in my computer.
Date published: 2010-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120VI have always depended on APC products and this updated version is no exception. Having a stable voltage has extended the life of my PC - it's 7 years old now.
Date published: 2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Continuing CustomerI have used APC battery backup and surge suppressor units for many years, and found them to be entirely satisfactory. I recycle old units with APC even though it is more expensive than buying a new APC unit at retail. (I often find units on sale locally for about 2/3rd the price at APC but then face the issue of how to recycle the old unit.) I recommend these units to my friends since in the summer in the South we often have powerful storms with lightning and power disruptions. I highly recommend units such as the Back-UPS 550.
Date published: 2012-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC 550 great product!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.
Date published: 2015-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackupsWe 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.
Date published: 2015-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductYou absolutely can't beat this product. My only request is that I wish this product line had an alarm defeat switch like the Back-UPS Pro. Next time around I will definitely spend the extra money to get one with the alarm defeat switch. Otherwise awesome product.
Date published: 2011-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful ProductGreat product, wonderful sale rep, answered all question accurately and received quickly after ordering.
Date published: 2010-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product.I have another APC Back-UPS 550va and it has given excellent service. That is the primary reason I bought a second unit.
Date published: 2011-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of mindWe use this product to protect our computers and my wife's medical equipment. It has not failed us and allows us to take appropriate measures when a power failure comes. It is most reassuring to have this in place, and we cannot imagine being without it.
Date published: 2013-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Data SaverI am plagued with power outages indiscriminately and the APC-UPS keeps my computer on and all my data secure and safe when the power goes out so it can reconnect to AC within 5 minutes or gracefully shut down the machine. I own two units and have two computers on them at all times.
Date published: 2013-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HW good - SW not so goodThe UPS works as advertised. Only problems experienced are with the software, Power Chute Personal for Win 7. Am using ver. 3.0.2. The SW has always indicated 100% charged. The software initially said I had 450 min's. of power avail. After 1 week it said I had 130 Min. After 1 mo. it says I have 9 min's. No changes to setup or to plug-ins. I wonder how long before it runs down completely.
Date published: 2014-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ES8 ReviewI got a good deal from APC online for this device. I traded in a previous generation back up for this at a discount. APC took back the old unit for recycle at their expense. The ES-8 was plug and play with my new Windows 7 system. Like it's predecessor it has performed flawlessly since installed.
Date published: 2011-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductOur business is in a rural area and we loose utility power so frequently that we have a large deisel powered generator. We often have surges and power drops that have cost us several computer deaths. After getting this UPS unit is has functioned perfectly, everytime, and has no doubt saved us from anymore untimely computer fatalities or loss of data. No matter where you are located, this unit should be on every computer you own. Buy this UPS with confidence as this is a quality product that performs as advertised.
Date published: 2011-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis is a replacement for an earlier produsct. Very satisfied with both.
Date published: 2015-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Back-UPS 550VAI have used APC back-ups for a long time. This one is easy to set up, has a small footprint, and is energy saving, all a big plus for me. There is a lot of lightning where I live, APC give me the protection I need for my computer and other peripherals.
Date published: 2010-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from feeling secureWe have used APC UPS units on all of our office computer systems for as long as we have been in business - 10 years. The units have always performed flawlessly, giving us a great sense of security. The information options they offer are very useful and the overall installation is very clear & straightforward. The product information and ordering online is easy to find, understand & use; shipping is prompt & the prices are reasonable.
Date published: 2010-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One drawbackThree year warranty is a plus! The unit does provide good surge and battery backup protection, but there is one drawback. All 8 outlets are not fully accessible because they are spaced so closely together! Three of the four in each row are close and not usable if your peripherals have the larger 3-prong plugs. Of course many of my printers and add-ons have the big transformer plugs and I didn't think they would fit. But it seems that APC would want to space these outlets further apart to make them all accessible. I am disappointed in this feature from APC.
Date published: 2010-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as usualPurchased as replacement for unit > 3 years old. As usual, I am extremely happy with APC. All the units I have ever purchased for home and business have worked perfectly - in contrast to a Tripp-Lite that never provided backup power.
Date published: 2011-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my hard driveI bought my first APC after lightening destroyed my hard drive - that unit saved it several times later and lasted six years. My new unit has a ground detection light which told me that the outlet I was using was not properly grounded. I fixed that and now feel fully protected. The only fault I find is that the power cord is shorter than the earlier unit causing me to use an extension cord to reach the closest outlet.
Date published: 2010-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fine, lasts long tmeBought BE550G for home theater PC; have 5 now. Easy to install. If you have Windows 7 make sure you use Powerchute version 2.2 It is not on CD, and currently doesn't show up in software for BE550G. You have to go to software update list for Powerchute Personal Edition. Before BE550G, had BE550R on other PC's and they worked great for both power glitches and several full power outages.
Date published: 2010-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power back up supplyI have 3 of these and since I am at the end of the our utility power line which is 15 miles away we are always having an outage during a storm. These units keep my equipment protected and I don't loose memory on my pc'sI also have a generator that if we are out of power for any length of time that I can run.
Date published: 2013-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Trade-in ReplacememtThe new unit was dleivered as promised by APC. It provides one more connection for both back-up and surge protection than my four year old unit. It was a good upgrade for a very good price.
Date published: 2010-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Back-UPS ES 8Just received my new APC back up, plugged it in and it works just as expected. Have had prior APC units, that's why I bought this one, I like the reliability. I live in the lightning capital of the world, and definitely need the reliability.
Date published: 2010-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great confidenceI live in a nrighbothood where we get power surges about the same time every morning, and my AP C is right there every time.
Date published: 2010-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Fine APC ProductI have used APC battery backups for many years now and continue to use them. I have never lost a PC or modem (DSL or dial-up) to a power event because of this. Keep up the good work and products!
Date published: 2010-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!I've been purchasing APC products for the last 4 years for my office. The particular workstation model BE550G is excellent and has been very reliable. Never had any problems with any of my 24 APCs we own and are in use 24/7. The last time I had to swap an APC was an APC purchased some 8 years ago that had been through 3 office expansion moves. Thanks for the great products.
Date published: 2011-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential equipmentFor peace of mind, this is great. Recent power outages remind us of how important power surge protection and backup are. Only drawback is the narrow spacing between outlets. Can't use all outlets if cords have adapter plugs; not enough space.
Date published: 2011-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable and AffordableI'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.
Date published: 2014-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY GoodI have been using APC back-ups 550 for years. I now have 3 used to back up 3 different computers. I have never had a problem with any of them except after 5 years I had to replace a battery in 1 of them (the oldest). Been through many black outs and they never failed me.
Date published: 2012-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullEasy setup and works great. No problems. I have bought quite a few APC products over the years, and they have been very dependable. After a few years, you may have to replace the battery, but that is expected and normal.
Date published: 2014-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BE550GAt 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.
Date published: 2014-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid BackupMy current UPS battery needed replaced, when checking online there was a sale, so I replaced the old APC UPS unit with this newer one.
Date published: 2013-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good UPS but not perfectThis is a very good value for the cost. The only thing I would change is make the outlet holes not be so tight. It takes a good amount of force to plug or unplug devices into it.
Date published: 2012-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repeat PurchaseI purchased the Back-UPS ES 550G as a replacement for a Back-UPS ES 500. I was very satisfied with the performance of APC products (both at home and at work). It always protected our equipment and was very easy to install. I would like to see replacement batteries at retail outlets for convenience.
Date published: 2010-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and serviceMy 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.
Date published: 2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No good for breaker overloadsI bought this unit because my apartment has too much on too few circuits, and the breakers flip a couple times a week. When that happens, however, this unit overloads or something and actually doesn't keep my computer running -- so it is effectively useless for its intended purpose.
Date published: 2010-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can always count on APC.I live in a rural area in Michigan which does not have the most reliable power utility service. I receive power from a cooperative, and am the next-to-the-last person on the line... seriously! So, when something happens, I always lose power or get surges and brown outs.But, APC fixes all that! I can sit back and relax because I have three UPS units and Power Chute software to protect all my sensitive electronic equipment.Years ago I had to replace equipment damaged by storms and file insurance claims, but for the past ten years, I haven't. APC has saved me from all those deductibles and replacement costs. These UPSs paid for themselves after the very first thunderstorm.Thank you APC! -- GC
Date published: 2011-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent UPSJust purchased this to replace an older unit. It protects my Xbox 360 video game console and HD-TV. Wouldn't want to be without it on these high end video game systems and TV. Really offers peace of mind in case the unexpected happens during a gaming session :)
Date published: 2011-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fineThis works as expected, and the battery recycle option to have it ship out was very helpful.
Date published: 2013-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd time aroundThis is the second APC I have had and I am totally satisfied. Rather than get a new battery for my old one, I was able to upgrade and get a small credit. I have never had a problem with either of my APC backups and I like, very much, the fact that I could return my old battery back-up in the box I received my new one in. Saved trying to find a recycling place!
Date published: 2010-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from at least the sixth one I've purchasedLove 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!
Date published: 2015-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed.I was looking for a reliable UPS that would protect my computer, server and telephone system at a reasonable price. The Back-UPS 550 filled the bill perfectly. I gave it a few tests to make certain and I can say that it outperforms other UPS systems to the nth degree.
Date published: 2013-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, kill the re-charge alarmFunctionally perfect. Gets me through the power loses that seem to have become more frequent. Wish I could get rid of the annoying alarm that sounds once power is back on & I turn my computer back on before the unit is fully recharged.
Date published: 2012-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FootballI wouldn't play football without a helmet. I wouldn't compute without a UPS. This unit is my "helmet". It is as good as it gets.
Date published: 2011-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I didAs you may know, Florida has recently been hit with tropical storm Debby. Fearing damage for my computer and security equitment I purchased this battery backup. Throughout the storm the battery backup kicked in several times from sags, and short interuptions. I still made off well, not having a flood or a long power outage!
Date published: 2012-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Problems - Works GreatI have been using the Trade-UPS program for several years. This transaction was smooth, just like the others. Product arrived a day earlier then projected and worked as expected right out of the box. The return label worked well. I got what I wanted with no problems.
Date published: 2013-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this productIt is so simple to install if you need more than 4 back up/ surge protectorate outlet I just plugged a surge protectorate extension cord into it
Date published: 2011-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid!Have owned this product for about a year now and it has been rock solid. Been through two power outages with it and it has supplied more than enough back up power and kept my devices from any power related issues. Top notch!
Date published: 2010-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as promisedThis 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.
Date published: 2014-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always top notchThis 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.
Date published: 2014-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Backups 550Had previous APC Backups (APC-350) and the quality and service received was excellent. Now this new unit will assure my equipment a longer life, thanks
Date published: 2013-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work's Great!This UPS came in handy during the electrical upgrade of my house wiring. My PC never went down when power was temporarily shut off and it even warned me when neutral and hot were reversed. Best yet, the unit runs cool. It's just well designed and I have five around the house and another six in my office protecting everything from switches, PCs, secuity and telephone systems.
Date published: 2011-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from XBOX One saviorRecently 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.
Date published: 2017-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from install CD no goodThe installation CD did not work, looked like it was in a loop, not responding, task manager could not "end program". Finally downloaded software, hope it works.
Date published: 2010-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductsI 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
Date published: 2015-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice product - designer needs clueSo far I like the ups I just today bought. easy setup (just plug it in), software installation was easy too. My critique is that the cord from the ups to the wall outlet is right beside the warning indicator light. well if you have the side with the cord facing the wall you can't see the light. Turn it to the side with the light facing you (I am facing the ups with the cord coming out to my left) you can't see the light because of the cord. If you put it on the floor next to the wall under your desk, you will never see the light, though I can see the cord un-obstructed. anyways, if you don't care about the light at all, I basically agree with the most recent reviewers which I read.
Date published: 2011-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smartest buyThis is my second battery backup and I am extremely happy with it.
Date published: 2011-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from APC Back-UPSThis is my second purchase. The first one lasted longer than expected and was great. We have many power failures and when least expected. I woudn't be without a UPS. I only wish that the back up didn't restore everytime I print something.
Date published: 2011-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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!
Date published: 2011-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, Great ServiceThe entire church office uses these to protect our computers, so when it was time to replace mine I didn't question the fact. After speaking with a customer service representative, I was convinced that not only do they have a good product, but the customer service is outstanding. They told me the most economical way to purchase a new unt, and made return of the old unit easy.I would definitely recommend this product to business associates and friends.
Date published: 2010-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No SurpriseAs always, works as intended plus excellent staff.
Date published: 2012-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love itIt's saved me on 3 occasions already 2 minor fluctuations and 1 blackout. on the 2 minor ones it switched and switched right back without taking any of the bettery power and on the blackout i wasn't here, but it shut down my system for me after 2 minutes which is what i have it set for. according to my neighbors it lasted 4 hours and my lamp stayed on the whole time which throughly confused them because of the whole rest of the 1 suare mile being dark.
Date published: 2010-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid productas usual APC delivers with a solid dependable product.
Date published: 2009-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseThe price was good and directions were clear on setting it up.
Date published: 2015-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved from outagesWorks well for a desktop setup to keep up during a power outage has worked well.
Date published: 2017-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productThese APC Back-UPS ES 550VA UPS battery back ups are very dependable and reliable. Have been using them for years.
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullYou have designed a wonderful product. I bought my first BE550, for my computer tower, router, monitor + light. I was so impressed when we had a few long power outages. And my computer was safe, because I was using this product. I bought another BE550, for my entertainment center. My tv, dvd player, satilite dish + stereo. They will hold power for my computer + tv center, for atleast 20 minutes each BE550. I do not do this out of habit but had to try to see how long I felt safe before I shut everything done without loss of any information, stuck dvd or video tape in player.
Date published: 2010-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works greatI use this battery for my 82" TV. We have lots of power interruptions in Florida and this battery keeps the TV running.
Date published: 2014-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from right out of the boxRight out of the box, plugged in, and protecting. In an area of frequent power interruptions and spikes we depend on the APC battery backup to protect our electronics. It has proven itself very reliable and we are confident it will safeguard even when we cannot be there. Lightning storms don't even cause problems now. Excellent product!
Date published: 2009-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BE550G network compatibilityI 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
Date published: 2015-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI had used a 500 unit for several years and was pleased with quility. When the battery finally went out, I immediately ordered another unit upgrading to 550VA 120V.
Date published: 2010-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very HappyI am using APC products for the last (8) yrs and I am very with their products., particularly with Back-UPS 550.
Date published: 2014-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fingernail-breakerThe battery in this unit does NOT come out easily. From the get-go, one must attach the ground cable to the battery before use, and it's a royal pain trying to pry this heavy brick out of its cave. A couple of cloth or plastic handles attached to the battery would go a long way in removing this battery and keeping the invectives down.
Date published: 2010-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product--Back-UPS ES-8I just got my third similar unit. I have used them for about 15 years now. I have never had any equipment damaged by spike/surge situations while using these surge supressors. And I live in high-lightening areas. As a freelance novelist and ficiton writer, I maintain valuable data on my system often irreplaceable at any given time. I can ill-afford a crash or loss when facing a deadline. APC products keep me safe and secure both by conditioning power and providing time to shut my system down properly in black or brownouts. . If the quality remains I will be a customer for life.
Date published: 2011-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent UPS for the priceI got tired of the frequent power spikes in my area and needed an affordable UPS. The Back-UPS ES 550VA lives up to APC's name. I've used several of APC's products in datacenters and would recommend this unit. I had no issues with the battery installation. I did, however, have an issue when moving the unit to different locations in the house. A couple of OFF/ON cycles and it came back online.
Date published: 2009-11-04T00:00:00-05:00