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NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

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NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/30/2015


Hello,

I am looking to purchase an APC Back-UPS device to power my network during small outages. I am getting confused on the differences between the Best Buy models (BN) and the Amazon models (BR).

For example: What would the differences between these two UPS's ?

Best Buy: BN1080G

Amazon: BR1000G

Is one better than the other? Prices are so close, I'd rather go with the better one if there is a clear answer. (Or a model above)

Lastly, what would the estimated length of time that a 1000 UPS could keep a basic cable model / router / and 250W switch up for? While the box claims 121 min max, I am seeing charts that say it wont last more than 20 min. Is this true?

Thanks


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Re: NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/6/2015


So what I know is BN models historically have been marked as so to indicate they are for retail outlets - Best Buy, Costco, etc so the packaging is a little different. As far as functionality, they are almost identical to BX models. I researched the main difference is specific to Automatic Voltage Regulation - boost and trim - BX/BN models usually don't have trim (or where they can trim high incoming voltage). I also see that only the larger BR models have gigabit ethernet data line protection.

As for your runtime question, I am only aware of what is listed here -> http://www.apc.com/products/runtime_for_extendedruntime.cfm?upsfamily=27 It does contain both models you referenced.

If the price is close, I think you'll get a little bit more with the BR1000G as far as the trim functionality.

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Re: NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/2/2015


No response from APC with information on their products? Nevermind, going with another company that was helpful.

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Re: NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/6/2015


Hi Ira,

Sorry, I was inquiring and didn't hear back and then was out for the 4th of July holiday. I will still follow up regardless to see what I can find out.

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Re: NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/6/2015


So what I know is BN models historically have been marked as so to indicate they are for retail outlets - Best Buy, Costco, etc so the packaging is a little different. As far as functionality, they are almost identical to BX models. I researched the main difference is specific to Automatic Voltage Regulation - boost and trim - BX/BN models usually don't have trim (or where they can trim high incoming voltage). I also see that only the larger BR models have gigabit ethernet data line protection.

As for your runtime question, I am only aware of what is listed here -> http://www.apc.com/products/runtime_for_extendedruntime.cfm?upsfamily=27 It does contain both models you referenced.

If the price is close, I think you'll get a little bit more with the BR1000G as far as the trim functionality.

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Re: NS (BN Model) Vs. Pro (BR Model)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/6/2015


Thank you kindly for the response and answer.