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Features:
  • Audible alarms; Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions
  • Building Wiring Fault Indicator; this LED informs users of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit
  • LED Indicators; Provide easy-to-read status of the unit and utility power conditions
  • 6 total outlets; 4 battery backup, and 2 surge only outlets

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APC BE425M 425VA/255W Back-UPS Product Details
APC 6-Outlet Back-UPS Network

Provide a nonstop protection to your valuable electronic devices with the help of the APC BE425M Back-UPS.

When the electricity goes off, it will surely result in either an annoying or troublesome situation, or maybe both. This can be prevented by equipping your systems with which provides a temporary battery power to your devices during interruptions and surges. With a capacity of 255 Watts and 425VA, it can provide the right and an extended amount of power to your gadgets and electronics. It has a total of six outlets and two surge-only outlets wherein you can connect multiple PCs or television equipment.

This APC Back-UPS provides over three hours of runtime which is enough to let you continue working on unfinished loads or save your work before properly shutting your computer down. This way, loss of any valuable data will not be worrisome anymore. Aside from the benefits, it gives to your electronics, it also provides convenience to you for its compact physique allows horizontal or vertical placement.

Moreover, it includes EMI/RFI Filtration, GreenPower UPS™ High-Efficiency Design, and PowerPanel® Personal Edition software which gives you the full control over the Battery Back-UPS.

Purchase the 6-outlet APC BE425M Back-UPS today only here at TigerDirect!


What It Is And Why You Need It:
Audible alarms; Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions
Building Wiring Fault Indicator; this LED informs users of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit
LED Indicators; Provide easy-to-read status of the unit and utility power conditions
6 total outlets; 4 battery backup, and 2 surge only outlets

https://www.tigerdirect.com/appli...6f0a1c0e0b
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I'm not sure where they get "three hours of runtime" the included chart says 37 minutes at 100W (which is more than the 600VA?), but if you actually look at the APC site 37 minutes is at 50W, it's actually 15 min at 100W (52/23 min respectively for the 600VA).

It also appears that the battery is not user-replaceable on this model. Not knocking that the price/value isn't pretty good, but things to keep in mind.
I bought a dozen of these for the office. They would simply not work and would break down in less than a year. I ended up having a few PCs get screwed up when we had power outages. (Frequent problem for us due to our neighbors in the office park.)

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Been waiting for this! Thanks!!!
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I'm not sure where they get "three hours of runtime" the included chart says 37 minutes at 100W (which is more than the 600VA?), but if you actually look at the APC site 37 minutes is at 50W, it's actually 15 min at 100W (52/23 min respectively for the 600VA).

It also appears that the battery is not user-replaceable on this model. Not knocking that the price/value isn't pretty good, but things to keep in mind.
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Is this one of the lithium ion batteries ups or still lead acid?
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There's a good amount of top / most relevant reviews on Amazon and the APC site that are 1-stars. Newegg doesn't have that though. The 1-star reviews mostly say that the model is too cheaply made or of too poor quality.

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There's a good amount of top / most relevant reviews on Amazon and the APC site that are 1-stars. Newegg doesn't have that though. The 1-star reviews mostly say that the model is too cheaply made or of too poor quality.

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I bought a dozen of these for the office. They would simply not work and would break down in less than a year. I ended up having a few PCs get screwed up when we had power outages. (Frequent problem for us due to our neighbors in the office park.)
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Quote from teaberry :
Is this one of the lithium ion batteries ups or still lead acid?
Lead-acid battery

https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/pr...V/P-BE425M
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I wonder if Best Buy will price match.
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I went with this one I saw on their website instead. Mostly because I wanted one with a replaceable battery. Little bigger batter, $25 more and not free shipping however.

APC Backup 650. $64.99 (normally $89.99). $4.99 shipping.

https://www.tigerdirect.com/appli...18&SRCCODE
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I'm not sure where they get "three hours of runtime" the included chart says 37 minutes at 100W (which is more than the 600VA?), but if you actually look at the APC site 37 minutes is at 50W, it's actually 15 min at 100W (52/23 min respectively for the 600VA).

It also appears that the battery is not user-replaceable on this model. Not knocking that the price/value isn't pretty good, but things to keep in mind.
Click on the link below to access the interactive Runtime Chart from APC. If you hover your mouse along the GREEN line, a pop-up window will tell you the runtime(s) at a specific load(s).

https://www.apc.com/products/runt...Size=large

Regarding Battery Replacement, the battery can be replaced two ways.1) Sending the unit back to a Factory Authorized Service Center (to the best of my knowledge, APC no longer provides this type of service to Consumer Grade UPS devices); or 2) DIY, IF AND ONLY IF, you are not risk averse and are knowledgeable about working around/with electronic circuitry. Why? This model was designed to be disposable and not serviceable by consumers. When you open the case, you are exposed to hazardous circuitry/components and introducing dangerous errors (e.g. getting the battery polarity wrong). There are a couple of YouTube videos about swapping out the batteries.
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I bought 50 of this type to keep fiber switches from hanging up when a remote site switched from regular power to generator and back. They did an ok job for supporting a single device but lots failed early.
The batteries can not be replaced unlike their previous models that looked like fat surge protectors.
I would not recommend this design.
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If you hook up a normal computer and monitor(s) to this, then expect to get around 5 minutes run time. They are really only good for very short power bumps.
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There's a good amount of top / most relevant reviews on Amazon and the APC site that are 1-stars. Newegg doesn't have that though. The 1-star reviews mostly say that the model is too cheaply made or of too poor quality.

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I had a different model years ago. The problem I had was the only way to turn off the "audible alarm" was to cut power to the APC. So, the thing you bought to prevent you losing your PC power forced you to shut down to kill the alarm. All the while with a 110 decibel klaxon breaking your eardrums. The best part was in Philly, we rarely lose power. When we do it is usually back on in seconds lately, minutes years ago. So the APC should have allowed you to completely ignore it. The worst though was the alarm would go off even if you did not lose power but had a voltage variation in the line. That happens a LOT more often. I ended up just throwing the thing out in frustration. Not sure if any of the newer models have any kind of controls for the audible alarm.
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I'm not sure where they get "three hours of runtime" the included chart says 37 minutes at 100W (which is more than the 600VA?), but if you actually look at the APC site 37 minutes is at 50W, it's actually 15 min at 100W (52/23 min respectively for the 600VA).

It also appears that the battery is not user-replaceable on this model. Not knocking that the price/value isn't pretty good, but things to keep in mind.
Yeah, I was thinking about getting something like this since my old big UPS bit the dust and I only really used it to keep the internet running during the rare power outage in my area. Since removing the UPS my electricity bill has gone done a bit since the trickle charge maintaining it is gone. I ended up just opting for this

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI.../308460871

You can probably get it cheaper once it shows up on Direct Tools Outlet or goes clearance at Home Depot, but if you are not in the Ryobi tool system you can add two 4AH batteries and charger for a $100 total https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI.../315424283

It looks like that deal sold out online, but if you find a store with the inverter and batteries it will still work until August 1st.

Regardless I think the inverter with Lithium tool batteries is the way to go for your modem/router. Battery is easily replaceable, they don't lose their charge as quickly over long periods of time, and that saves you some $ on your energy bill. You can also use the batteries in your tools. If your internet connection is mission critical the UPS is better, but that short runtime is going to make you need to find a solution in an hour or so anyway when it dies not to mention the higher up front cost for each minute of power and the constant draw added to your meter.
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