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Back-Ups Es 400Va 230V

by APC
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
Price: 52.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Back-Ups Es 400Va 230V + APC BE700G-UK 405 Watts /700 VA,Input 230V /Output 230V, Interface Port USB Power-Saving Back-UPS + APC P1Uk  Surge Protector
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight5 Kg
Product Dimensions28.5 x 23 x 8.6 cm
Item model numberBE400-UK
Voltage230 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,303 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
Date First Available9 Sep 2006
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Product Description

The Back-UPS ES offers affordable battery backup and surge protection for home computers. With enough power outlets to protect your entire system, built-in phone/fax/modem line (DSL compatible) protection and easy-to-install safe system shutdown software all make this power protection solution the best value for home and home office computers.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it's supposed to! 16 Sep 2010
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Changing from laptop to desk top + flaky electricity supply = big potential problems! A bit of research (and a healthy regard for value) brought us to this item and we haven't been disappointed.

Some reviewers have mentioned that attaching the battery was a bit of a fiddle, but I can't say we had any problems - a swift and painless attachment, followed by a charge up and the two we bought have been happily doing their thing ever since.

The proof of the pudding? A few days ago we had a patch of flicking power (I later found out a thunder storm inland had caused all the fun) and throughout we could hear these units clicking in and out just as you'd want them to do. Not a flicker on the screen and our wireless network, router and printer (all protected on the battery and surge side) performed faultlessly throughout - and NO DATA LOSS!

Bottom line, for simple, straightforward power back up, I don't think you can beat them on price or performance.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fairly good device, needs minor improvements. 30 Mar 2010
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The unit is a bit on the large side but seems to work well. Personally, I'm using it for low power devices like network switches and DSL routers, which it will keep running for a fair amount of time. Purpose of my use is to use these to keep the house communication systems running, rather than a PC and monitor.

I have two and they've so far performed very well. The only annoying thing is the inability to tell the unit not to beep; if I am out when the power gets cut, the neighbours can't stop them beeping. They really could do with a switch for this as if the power gets cut, I'll know about it by other means.

No way to inform other devices (such as a PC) that the power has been cut, but as I'm using this for solid state equipment, that doesn't matter to me.

I found it better to use the moulded screw head slots to mount these on the walls rather than leave them on the floor. I also find the protection sockets handy just to give that extra protection to equipment that I don't want backed up.

If I were to suggest a design improvement, I'd say a dedicated socket that only gets powered on if the power does get cut; so something like a low-power light in the office could be turned on if the power gets cut; especially as one of them is in with the distribution board.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
The whole idea of buying a UPS instead of just a surge protector is to protect your kit from sudden power loss and the risks of data corruption. How can you do this when the UPS fails to communicate the power loss to the attached equipment? Every other capacity model within this range has a sensible USB connector and cable to let attached equipment know about power loss so that it can shut down gracefully. Unfortunately the Amazon descriptions fail to mention this even for the models that do incorporate the USB connection. I wanted a lower capacity UPS for a NAS box and router. I assumed that USB connectivity was there (just as it is for its bigger cousins). I based this assumption on the Amazon descriptions for its bigger cousins in the range. These have the USB connection feature and don't mention it at all (not only in the brief description but also in the detailed specification).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for home use 30 Dec 2009
By M. Lima
Following a chat with the head of IT dept in the office, and learning the potentially catastrophic results of power cuts on a computer, I decided to get a UPS for my mac at home. It may be one of the smaller capacity ones but it's more than I need. In the event of power interruption I just want to save and shut down. There will be enough power stored to finish a photo print and wind everything up. On this model you do not get the auto shutdown link to the computer but I seldom leave the computer working away AND leave the house. The unit is robust, but a bit ungainly. 8 surge protected sockets, 4 of which have backup power... more than enough for the average home setup. I tested the unit by switching off the wall socket and both the computer and printer continued without so much as a waver. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life saviour 28 Jan 2014
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I think a UPS should be one of the first investments when you get a notebook or any expensive electronic kit. The reliability of electricity is UK is not the best with spikes and black out quite frequent. I had friends which damaged very expensive notebooks due to the awful stability of the electrical network so I always recommend purchasing a UPS, even one as cheap as this one, which by the way, is worth every pence.

The positive:
+ really good value for money
+ it has 4 battery+ surge sockets and 4 only surge protected sokets
+ 400VA means about 280 W power which is enough for most of the cases
+ simple operation
+ the battery can be easily removed from the case (and replaced if necessary)

The negative:
- I tend to press the disconnect button sometimes because it is placed under my desk and when i'm not careful, I touch the button with my leg and disconnect from the mains. It beeps a bit and shuts down everything which is not very nice. The button can be very easily pressed so I placed a coin over it and now it's ok. Some other sort of button would have been more suitable I guess...
- I'm not sure how long the battery will last.

Keep in mind that this UPS provides a simulated sinusoidal signal and not a pure sine. Some of the power supplies for desktop computers require pure sine to work properly (those UPSs cost a lot more though) so keep this in mind when ordering one.

I have connected on the battery+surge side a notebook and a synology NAS along with my speakers - everything runs very smooth.

If you have any questions, please ask.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good UPS but no PC connection
This is a good unit, as are all the APC systems, but, despite what the current information says in the Manufacturer's description, this UPS does not have a PC connection capability... Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Wilcox
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheapest model but does a job
I have a low power system (Mac Mini with 2 external HDDs which need to stay up), and was getting frustrated at the system being compromised every time we have a power cut (too... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. J. Tyndall
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money or risk your system
I had a power cut in summer 2013 which corrupted my hard drive and caused me a lot of hassle. So invested in this to protect me from any suich future mishaps. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Golzari
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic UPS
3rd APC UPS I've bought for my company. Really good and wouldn't use anything else. The rack mounted versions of these are pretty much industry standard now.
Published 5 months ago by MR A N DAVIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant price, working well.
Great product at a great price, I have owned for a few months now and still going strong. Recommended. No need to add anything else.
Published 5 months ago by Bandidos
3.0 out of 5 stars APC should be a profesional
1 of battery socked is not connected (broken) ...I don't know why and on the Quality test it is showing ALL OK - so it is a typical lie (only 3 stars because of that)
Published 6 months ago by Rafal M. Dabrowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what i asked for
Arrived in time, very easy to set up, working perfect, no issues, good product, well balanced.Already saved my computer since i had a electrical failure in the area, my Ups, jumped... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Orillion
5.0 out of 5 stars I have several of these units and the last one purchased was a gift to...
Trouble free. You use them until their battery no longer can take a re-charge and then order another. I'm not sure the replacement battery cost is worth the effort. Read more
Published 11 months ago by David Rigall
1.0 out of 5 stars Back-up Breakdown
Bought this unit as my old one had quit, after 7 years reliable service. Plugged it in, everything seemed OK. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Mark Bishop
5.0 out of 5 stars product review
Very good product. Works perfectly well for PC, printer and other peripherals back up. I like the idea that it can be used for surge protection and battery back up also.
Published 12 months ago by O E IFEAKOR
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