I haven't had to test how long the batteries last in a full outage, but I've had 6 momentary power glitches since I got the new UPS, and it has sailed through them. I connected it up to my home Linux server via USB, and have apcupsd logging all the power glitches to a log file. Nice to have painless Linux support. I also have a second similar UPS connected to my PS3 and TV, so I can avoid the controller-throwing frustration of getting past a really tricky section of game only to have the power cut out before I get a chance to save.
The BR700G has performed very well. The information on the front display has been extremely useful. The only problem is I have to get under my desk to read it. I was unable to find the software on your URL that supports Mac OS X 10.7.4 .
Quick Note: My session timed out while writing my review and so I am now retyping everything... ...would have been nice had the page not lost everything (was literally on the last field, getting ready to hit submit) :( Short version: Have used a couple of APC UPSs for the last 5/6 years straight with two 24-hr/day servers running off them - they've run for over 40,000 hours and have performed fantastically, I attribute a lot of that to the UPSs doing their job. I weighed out getting a new UPS or just replacing the battery. Opted for the replacement and everything seems great so far. The replacement process was easy, though I should have taken more precaution when handling the batteries as I ended up with some acid on my fingers - nothing painful but I did have "rough" fingertips for 3-4 days after. All in all, everything is "just working" so I'm happy.
Bought this Back UPS Pro 700 about six months ago and it has worked flawlessly. I've made the mistake of buying other brands before but every time I do, I get burned. During an ice storm a few years ago I had to rush across town and buy 10 units. The store only had 5 APCs left so I got all 5 plus 5 other mixed brands. All 5 of the APC's are still working to this day, all 5 of the others DIED within about 6 months with different problems. Worse than losing the battery backup was it crashing my equipment every time it failed. If you are considering another company, better read reviews.. you'll see APC is really the only good name.
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