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It is a good deal, but i got the 650VA model for $35 about a month ago from office depot (bought 2 at they price). I got a deal alert for that model through SD too and I am not sure if it made the front page or not.

I still think it was good to post, because sometimes you really need the product and cant wait for a better deal, so thank you. I am considering this.
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It is a good deal, but i got the 650VA model for $35 about a month ago from office depot (bought 2 at they price). I got a deal alert for that model through SD too and I am not sure if it made the front page or not.

I still think it was good to post, because sometimes you really need the product and cant wait for a better deal, so thank you. I am considering this.
Agreed, I got the same deal for $35 each a few weeks ago. (Grabbed three)

https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/485185
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The reviews on amazon are kinda not sure if these are good seems to fail a lot
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Waiting for Black Friday and Cyber *******
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The reviews on amazon are kinda not sure if these are good seems to fail a lot
You're looking at the wrong reviews.

This an Amazon best seller, 4.3 stars.
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Good deal. These are excellent and the USB charger port is a plus. Thanks OP.
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The reviews on amazon are kinda not sure if these are good seems to fail a lot
You do realise that most UPS systems listed on amazon have 8-15% 1-star reviews right? Even the top rated ones have ~7% 1-star reviews..
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My battery failed in less than two years. The OEM battery is about $45. You can buy knockoffs for $20-$25.

Also, this apc would click every time my printer was printing. I was told that was a normal spike but I'm guessing it contributed to my battery failure.

I've since got rid of mine and am using a regular surge protector. I have no issues with the printer and will just backup more often in case of power loss.
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Yeah, they might be $ 15 then, lol
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It looks like there is a slightly better deal available. Bluewinder has posted a deal om the 650VA version for the same price{

https://slickdeals.net/f/13287025-apc-back-ups-650va-battery-backup-surge-protector-with-usb-charging-port-45-49?v=1&src=SiteSearch

Keep in mind that this LOOKS LIKE the 650VA version of this same UPC. The 650 version on Amazon's page has a slightly different form factor.

The same priced 650VA version Blue posted is model # BN650M1 and has 7 outlets (5 are backup/surge, 2 are surge only)

The $75 650VA one that Amazon has, model # BE650G1, has 8 outlets, but only 4 are backup/surge with 4 surge-only. It also has a different shape.

Don't mean to TC, I just wanna notify everyone of the different options, which both seem to be decent deals. I was about to post the Amazon deal myself until I found these two deals while searching to make sure I wasn't reposting...

In short you can the 600VA from Amazon or the 650VA from B&H for same price. Both same shape. The 650VA Amazon is diff shape and more $$ ($75). Hope this helps someone
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My battery failed in less than two years. The OEM battery is about $45. You can buy knockoffs for $20-$25.

Also, this apc would click every time my printer was printing. I was told that was a normal spike but I'm guessing it contributed to my battery failure.

I've since got rid of mine and am using a regular surge protector. I have no issues with the printer and will just backup more often in case of power loss.
Depending on your printer, a lot of printers draw way more than a ups this small is capable. My laser printer draws over 1100 watts when it's active. A printer is best off not being plugged into a battery protected outlet. If you want it plugged into the ups then use a surge only outlet.

In the FAQ on at least some of the apc ups they say that and that the ups will be constantly kicking in when the printer is working, leading to premature battery failure.
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When I got the UPS and went to plug in the battery I noticed the bottom was very scratched up and it had some dirt (as in mud) on the side. I found it odd as all prior APC UPSes I've bought have always had batteries that were in good cosmetic shape. I called their support to see what they would say.

They had no explanation for the condition of the battery that was installed into the factory sealed and otherwise cosmetically perfect unit.

When they checked the SN they immediately said that it was "old stock" and was well past the shelf life of the battery. Apparently their recommended shelf life is 3-6 months. This particular unit was manufactured 11 months ago. This was news to me; I would have never imagine their suggested shelf like was so short. They said that even though it would probably work that the battery's life / capacity would potentially be diminished.

They sent out an advance replacement unit with 2 day shipping along with a prepaid UPS label to return the original unit once the replacement is received.

You can check the manufacturer date by looking at the top of that test slip that is taped to the side of all new APC UPSes. The date they told me based on the SN was one day before the date printed on the slip.

TL;DR...
Check date of manufacture on paper slip taped to UPS. If over 6 months, call APC support and they send you a new UPS directly from their stock.
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Got the replacement today and it was even older than the one originally delivered by Amazon. Another replacement is now on it's way...

I really don't get why APC themselves would stock and ship units that are over their own shelf life "guidelines".
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When I got the UPS and went to plug in the battery I noticed the bottom was very scratched up and it had some dirt (as in mud) on the side......
When they checked the SN they immediately said that it was "old stock" and was well past the shelf life of the battery. Apparently their recommended shelf life is 3-6 months. This particular unit was manufactured 11 months ago. This was news to me; I would have never imagine their suggested shelf like was so short. They said that even though it would probably work that the battery's life / capacity would potentially be diminished.

They sent out an advance replacement unit with 2 day shipping along with a prepaid UPS label to return the original unit once the replacement is received.

You can check the manufacturer date by looking at the top of that test slip that is taped to the side of all new APC UPSes. The date they told me based on the SN was one day before the date printed on the slip.

TL;DR...
Check date of manufacture on paper slip taped to UPS. If over 6 months, call APC support and they send you a new UPS directly from their stock.
Good info to know, thanks!!
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