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Help with decision between Backup Pro and Smart UPS

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Help with decision between Backup Pro and Smart UPS

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/7/2011


I'm trying to decide between the Smart UPS & Backup Pro line. I know that the Backup Pro line is more for home PC's and that the Smart UPS line is more for business networks. I currently have a laptop, desktop, oversized monitor, cable modem, router, NAS and printer at this point, but addtional components could be added in the future.

I noticed that the Smart UPS line offers a pure sine wave where as the Backup Pro line does not. How important is this?

I looked at the projected runtime for the Backup Pro 1000 vs. the Smart UPS 1000 under a 600W load and there's not that much of a difference. However, there is a notable difference between the 1500 models.

It also looks like there are more "battery backup" outlets on the Smart UPS vs. the Backup Pro. Half of the outlets on the Backup Pro are for surge protection only.

I like the option for the network management card on the Smart UPS, but I probably will never use it.

I am really looking for a quality UPS that will provide about 10 minutes of up time, support for gracefully powering down my systems, power conditioning and ample sureg protection.

What do you think? Smart UPS or Backup Pro?


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Re: Help with decision between Backup Pro and Smart UPS

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 5/9/2011


seems like this was answered in a different thread? locking this one.

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Re: Help with decision between Backup Pro and Smart UPS

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 5/9/2011


seems like this was answered in a different thread? locking this one.