This is my 3rd or 4th APC. Always happy with the product. The online illustration is too dark to see the number of outlets. Also confusing is the designation of which are surge protected and which are battery backed up only. Or do I have that backwards? On my first purchase I had trouble determining what capacity I needed. Since, I just get the same size as before. Certainly the surge protection is the most important feature for me. I now have a whole house, automatic generator so battery backup is not important to me.
I have been switching our office computers over to the new energy saving units as they come due to be replaced. We have done about 3 of them so far, including our web server The unit has 10 outlets, 5 on battery/surge, 5 on surge only. The master is on battery, but the controlled outlets (which only work if the master is working) are all on the surge side. I would like to see a controlled outlet on the battery side as well, keeping in mind a computer monitor, which is handy if you lose power and want to be able to see to finish up tasks before the computer will hibernate. You can place the monitor plug on the battery side, but then it will stay on as the computer shuts down and drain the battery. I think of this as an improvement on the design, but as intended it does help to save energy and provide support when we have power outages.
easy to install on our rack/love the easy access to the batteries when you need to replace them/the scrolling display takes away any question of what "idiot lights" mean and is in plain english.
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