out of stock APC Back-UPS BX700U-AZ 700VA AVR Uninterrruptable Power Supply $79 + $16.95 Delivery @ Shopping Express

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An epic hour deal start at 9pm. Limit to 1 per customer. Delivery charge is $16.95 ($18.95 to TAS).

The Back-UPS 700 by APC protects your electronic equipment from damage due to power outages, surges and spikes while providing short term battery power during an outage. The Back-UPS 700 features Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), which instantly adjusts high and low voltage fluctuations to safe levels for your electronics, saving battery power for when you need it most during storms and power outages. Specifically designed to protect your equipment and network connection in harsh power environments, the Back-UPS 700 ensures maximum productivity and work efficiency

Features

BX700U-AZ Features

APC Back-UPS 700VA, 230V, AVR, Australian Sockets

Battery Backup & Surge Protector for Electronics and Computers

Audible alarms Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions.
Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) Automatically steps up low voltage and steps down high voltage to levels that are suitable for your equipment.
LED Indicators Provide easy-to-read status of the unit and utility power conditions.
Telephone dataline surge protection Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges traveling on telophone lines.
USB connection Use your PC to access additional power protection and management features for your UPS via USB Port.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    9PM or 8PM?
    https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/view/epic-hour/
    says 8PM AEST? Daylight savings?

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    anyone wanna weigh on quality of this UPS (and deal)?
    have an old belkin $50 UPS from ozbargain deal years ago

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      This should be at least as good as the Belkins.

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      I'm also wondering about this as I don't know too much about UPS brands and which ones would work well with say, a Synology NAS to automatically shut down the NAS. Or maybe I'd connect it to my egpu just so I don't blue screen (it's an Alienware AGA rather than TB3).

    • +2 votes

      APC quality is good - but this is a fairly low end model. I wouldn't expect any protection guarentee from APC on this uint.
      This will keep your router, google home, alexa, small 4x NAS, or cheap 4/8 camera POE DVR going for 30-60mins
      A surge energy rating of 273 joules wont protect against large spikes - be ok for common voltage fluctuations.
      Theres no network level monitoring - comms is via USB & software - your NAS may support this.

    • +3 votes

      APC is the premier UPS brand and used in many if not most datacentres.

      • +2 votes

        APC is the premier UPS brand and used in many if not most datacentres.

        Doesn't mean their consumer priced stuff is any good. (Might be, I don't know).

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          This wont protect like their line interactive Symmetra gear but are designed by the same R&D team.

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          No, you were right the first time…

          Consumer stuff is built to a specific price point. Their datacenter equipment is a whole different category.

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        It is one of the premier brands but there are other brands that have just as big of the share in the market ie: socomec and emerson.

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        Interestingly this is still a line-interactive UPS (unlike the cheaper UPS's which are Standby):
        This explains the differences:
        https://www.apc.com/au/en/faqs/FA157448/

        Gary.

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      Generally APC is very good. I've had several of lower end APC UPS and lasted 7-10 years before battery gave up.

      Deal-wise, pretty decent I think for the size.

      • +1 vote

        UPS manufacturers don't make the battery so it isn't the best way to measure a UPS.

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          True, but the UPS still works after putting a new battery in, which means that the product seems to have the reliability. Also, a good manufacturer would do QC on their batteries too, so that it lasts for the consumer

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            @LukeOz83:

            UPS still works after putting a new battery in, which means that the product seems to have the reliability

            Yes that's the good thing.

            I thought you meant that the UPS was no more use and needed replacing when the batteries gave up.

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      I'm using my second one of this exact model with my NAS, router and modem. My only expectation is to have enough time to shut down the NAS when an outage happens and I'm nearby. So far it's doing well.

      The first one, I think, had a problem in its temperature sensor and it would beep whenever the room temperature was close to 28 degrees. I noticed this when summer was coming and contacted the customer support. It was still within one year of my purchase and they sent me a new one without fuss. Of course I needed to send the faulted one back at my own cost.

      • +1 vote

        You technically should have been able to claim the return postage back from them.

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          I'm not sure if it's true. If I buy something from a brick and mortar store and it turns out faulty after 9 months, I will still have to bear the time and cost of travelling back to the store and exchange the product. In this case I just went to an Auspost nearby and sent out the package. With its size and weight, the cost was not too high so I decided to pay it myself. I just see it as bad luck for receiving a faulty unit.

          • +3 votes

            @serin: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees...

            “You are generally responsible for returning the product if it can be posted or easily returned. You are entitled to recover reasonable postage or transportation costs from the business if the product is confirmed to have a problem, so keep your receipts.“

            Whilst you were obviously happy to wear these costs in this instance, please note in future you are entitled to request reimbursement of such costs. I have reminded a couple of businesses of this in the past and after an initial bit of resistance, they eventually paid when I reminded them of their legal obligations.

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    So during a blackout I can plug some lamps into this?

    • +1 vote

      yes if you can find the socket on it or the lamp in the dark ….if you power and LED lamp from this it would run for ages.

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      My Cyberpower and Belkin UPS keep beeping during blackouts, so I turn them off after my devices are powered down.

      USB lights with power banks should last a long time. For more light I like my Varta lanterns from Bunnings but they usually use C or D batteries.

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      I have a 3W LED USB desk lamp which lights up the place pretty nicely (use it to light my whole room at night), and the beauty of it being USB means that I can plug it into any portable power bank and it'll last for hours upon hours. Ever since I realised that, I've had no issues having light during blackouts.

  • +12 votes

    How does this compare to the tesla power wall?

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    Does the power output on this particular unit run through a dc inverter? If so would it be pure sine wave?
    Thanks in advance for any input/advice

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    How does this compare to the eaton 3S 700? I have one now and it only runs my computer for about 5 minutes before it runs out of power.

    • +1 vote

      Consider running a bigger battery, externally if necessary.

    • +2 votes

      These consumer devices are only meant to cope with a brown-out without issue or give you the opportunity to shut down safely saving active data or hardware from a unexpected dropout.. not to keep using for a long duration.

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      This is a proper line interactive UPS whereas the 3s700 is a standby UPS.
      This link explains the differences:
      https://www.apc.com/au/en/faqs/FA157448/

      Of course if you need to keep the computer running longer (not really what a UPS is intended for) you need one with a higher VA rating (which will have bigger batteries).

  • +1 vote

    Only 30 units….

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    Sweet, I'll hook my tv up to this, just in time for Game Of Thrones!

  • +4 votes

    Makes me wish my power was less reliable.

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    https://www.saveonit.com.au/product/apc-schneider-apc-back-u...
    $15 cheaper including postage than saveonit not a huge saving worth busting a gut for when only 30 available

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      Actually works out to only be $0.75 more expensive to buy from SaveOnIT due to cheaper shipping for North Brisbane. Food for thought for people in Brisbane.

      EDIT: Same postage cost for 2 from SaveOnIT, for me. Hmmm.

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    I just checked my emails and it was shopping express that I bought my eaton 3S700AU UPS. The package had already been opened and had a generic battery installed. It looked like the UPS had been used before (dust on it).

    This was the deal I bought it from- https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/192950

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    So this is rated at 390w. Does that mean it can supply 390w for 1 hour?

    I have a 8 channel DVR security camera system that uses 60w (12v 5A) peak. Would this mean this APC unit could run it for several hours?

    Edit

    Runtime graph here:

    https://www.apc.com/products/runtimegraph/runtime_graph.cfm?...

    Seems pretty crappy.

    Is only get about 30mins runtime. It's not a 390w hour battery.

    • +3 votes

      390w is the amount of power the inverter can provide (instantaneously). It's not related to the battery capacity (which would be measured in amp hours, not watts).

      For the record 390w is weak. It would struggle to power a monitor and decent (non-idling) PC without overloading.

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        Yeah, it would be fine for a NAS, Router, Modem — but probably not a PC (unless the PC was configured to automatically shutdown)

  • +1 vote

    Showing $109 at 9:03 AEST

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    Bought one. Maybe could have found something else, but seems an okay price. Or I'd just forget to do anything until my PC gets zapped by a brown-out. Thanks OP.

  • +1 vote

    Shipping showing as $18.95 to TAS - maybe note that the title delivery cost is only to major cities?

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    Got one for my new security camera setup

  • +2 votes

    Meh, had it in cart, PayPal played up and by the time it worked it had sold out!

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    With all UPS bear in mind they commonly contain 12V lead acid batteries which only last 2 or so years. The Belkin 1400VA units (no longer sold) I have lasted generally a bit longer but when I wanted to change the battery Belkin (and their instructions were far from good).

    Batteries also have different sized lugs - that's when a person (or a battery shop) with a crimping tool comes in handy.

    For the Belkin I needed a very long handled Philips head screw driver to get into the case (over 210mm) - which I managed to get from Daiso. The 2 new batteries case from eBay, and the unit is good to go for a few more years.

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      There's varying factors when it comes to standby battery life in a UPS.

      Obviously the quality of the battery, how the UPS charging circuit treats it the environment of the UPS (heat) all make a difference.

      I've used varying UPS brands over the years though and I would say APC treats the batteries best given they always seem to last longer (by years) than others. Not a scientific comparison by any means though.

      A quality battery is a good start too. If you get something like I've seen on eBay claiming 9Ah and only weighs 1.6kg you know it's not going to last long (a 7Ah Yuasa weighs 2.6kg for comparison)

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      Deep cycling the batteries is the worst thing for the life span of UPS batteries. It’s the same chemistry as a car battery, so that should give everyone a good idea how to maintain it.

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