American Power Conversion (APC) has expanded its line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with new Back-UPS ES 350 and 500 systems that offer USB connectivity as well as battery back up, surge and fax/modem/ DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) surge protection.
The systems offer high-level surge protection and provides battery backup for your computer equipment and other electronic items in case of a power failure or power surge. They’re designed in a compact, strip-shaped form factor and are wall-mountable.
The units are Mac OS X compatible and work in tandem with the operating system to provide file-saving and auto-shutdown capability. Six outlets (three battery plus surge and three surge only outlets) provide protection for additional desktop peripherals and can accommodate two transformer block shaped plugs. The UPS has user-replaceable batteries and incorporates an intelligent battery management system that maximizes battery performance and reliability, according to Joe Loberti, general manager, APC Consumer Network Solutions Group.
The Back-UPS ES systems have an Equipment Protection Policy of US$50,000 and ship with a data recovery warranty and free trial anti-virus protection software. The Back-UPS ES 350 unit will supply up to 19 minutes of runtime for a typical computer system; the Back-UPS ES 500 will supply up to 40 minutes of runtime. They carry a suggested retail price of $39.99 and $59.99 respectively. For more info, go to the APC Web site.