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APC Back-UPS CS 500Ei
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APC Back-UPS CS 500Ei
very happy
Reviewed by Sean. Review Posted 17/01/2008

I'm very pleased with this unit

It works on Linux with the NUT driver version 2.0.4 - no need for the supplied disk.

Powering my desktop and monitor it is reporting 25% load with a predicted runtime on battery of 45minutes!

I'm not quite convinced by that runtime - but it is certainly ample time for a safe system shutdown.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
Reviewed by Rich. Review Posted 01/02/2007

In response to Francis, most computer ups do not have uk mains type sockets on them, they have the universal 3 pin sockets for the standard computer power cables, which you might find you have to go out and buy. eg: Quicklinx 3ZMRWS

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
APC are the best
Reviewed by Mark. Review Posted 06/06/2006

This may not have come with a mains cable - you use the one that your PC has now. The connectors are straight through male/female connectors. Unless the last reviewer had one designed for abroad then you should have no problem. I have bought a number of APC UPS's in the past and they are worth every penny. (You normally get two straight through leads with the UPS - enough for tower and monitor

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
Great 'insurance' for your PC
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 08/11/2004

Quality. Robust. Unit is protecting PC, flat screen and ext. hard drive. Constant status info available on PC desktop. Shutdown mechanism & software works well. Fantastic value.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
Not suitable for most home/ office situations
Reviewed by Francis. Review Posted 24/01/2006

Based on the previous review, I bought one.

I having unpacked it, there is no cable for connecting it to a UK power supply and the sockets are not the normal type for the UK i.e. I would have to buy different power cables to connect each device: computer, printer, etc.

This is mis-represented as a UK product and unsuitable for most UK home/small office situations.

Don't buy it unless you know how to connect it to your equipment.

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
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