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About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

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About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/28/2016


Hi there,

First of all I bought yesterday an APC Back UPS 650 CS, and since it looked rather cheap and fragile I suspect that I was victim of an counterfeit, so I came here to confirm if there is an APC UPS production in philippine ?? because it appear made in philippine on the product box.

Also it can't handel my pc with the monitor on the battery outlet even if its a 650va, so my suspicion is becoming bigger.

Please I need an fast answer so I can claim a refund as soon as possible.

regards.

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/26/2016


Hi halulam,

I had the same experience at Algiers. It seems to be counterfeit at 99%

J'ai acheté un Apc 650va (identique au votre) avec plusieurs signes de contrefaçon, je l'ai rendu immédiatement au vendeur.

Ce qui m'étonne c'est qu'on est très peu nombreux à avoir remarqué la contrefaçon alors que ces onduleurs ont été vendu par centaines (milliers?) en Algérie et ailleurs sans doute.

Salutations

Gilles

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/28/2016


Yes, APC does manufacture UPS products in the Philippines.

Unfortunately there do appear to be counterfeit versions of APC products. Someone posted here recently with photos of a fake Back-UPS CS. If you do have a counterfeit product, any statement about where it was manufactured is probably fake as well.

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/28/2016


Thanks for clarification, also the plastics and outlet  slots appear to be very fragile, I can make them move when If try to plug somthing into them, and there is no cd or usb wire for the software in the producte box, even if the sealing was perfect when I bought it....

This is a very sad suprise, I hope I can convince the store to give me a refund....

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/29/2016


Hi Halulam,

Do you see a white sticker with a model and serial number (typically on the bottom or back of the unit). You can also take a picture of it for us to help verify that it is a fake. Where was the unit purchased from? 

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/29/2016


michael

Thanks for your concern, I luckly got a refund from the seller and it seem like he don't even know about what he's really selling, I convinced him that the unit have no enough power for my pc.

There was no white sticker on the bottom nor on the back, I don't remember well but there was just a random description at the bottom printed directly on the plastic, but I saved the number part and other information on the UPS box :

BK650 - AS

Supplier part description : BACK-UPS 650-AS

UPC : 731304011392

Product Serial No : B1510203844 

Lucky I took 2 picture when I emailed APC about my issue: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3JlKxo1G6omME5HLVZUeGp1UVp5TV9oOFd4MGlMbFY1bWFr/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3JlKxo1G6omLUpKUHY0SlltNnNoRU1uRjQ3X01RRGpqUENR/view?usp=sharing

By the way I live in Algeria, I bought it from algerpc store in Algiers. 

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/29/2016


Hi Halulam,

I am glad you were able to get a refund. I'll take not of this on my end to help track it. Hopefully others do not have the same experience as you had. If you have any questions once you get an official APC device please feel free to reach out to us on the forum. 

-Mike

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/1/2016


On 2/29/2016 1:01 PM, halulam said:

Lucky I took 2 picture when I emailed APC about my issue: 

Since I'm curious as to what you saw, can you make these pictures publicly viewable?

A counterfeiter could issue a fake or duplicated serial number. Given that you didn't get a communication cable, it is also possible that someone returned the unit because they had a problem with it.

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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/1/2016


Hi William,

Retry now, you can get the access to the pictures.

Here other pictures found on the net for comparaison :

http://forums.vr-zone.com/photopost/uploads/125754/APC_2.JPG

http://img.fcenter.ru/goodsimages/43000/43100/43198/34582_L.jpg

It's either an counterfeit or a refurbished product with part of lower quality from other manufacturer, and they sell it as a new. 

Anyway thanks guys for your time. 🙂

Gilles_apc
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Re: About APC Back UPS 650 CS geographics origin.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/26/2016


Hi halulam,

I had the same experience at Algiers. It seems to be counterfeit at 99%

J'ai acheté un Apc 650va (identique au votre) avec plusieurs signes de contrefaçon, je l'ai rendu immédiatement au vendeur.

Ce qui m'étonne c'est qu'on est très peu nombreux à avoir remarqué la contrefaçon alors que ces onduleurs ont été vendu par centaines (milliers?) en Algérie et ailleurs sans doute.

Salutations

Gilles