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APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120V
Best Value Battery Backup & Protection for Home Computers

APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120V

Includes: CD with software, USB cable, User Manual

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*Please note: Product descriptions, specifications and part numbers have been sourced from and may refer to the US products which differ from products which will be supplied in Australia. Data sheets can be provided upon request for the Australian equivalent to these products.


Key Features:

  • Battery failure notification
  • Battery replacement without tools
  • Disconnected battery notification
  • Intelligent battery management
  • LED status indicators
  • Replace Battery LED
  • USB connectivity
  • User-replaceable batteries

The most popular desktop UPS in the world!

APC's Back-UPS® ES series is now "greener" than ever. The ES 550 utilizes an ultra-efficient design that consumes less power during normal operation than any other battery backup in its class, saving you money on your electricity bill. It's also RoHS compliant, which means its manufacture and ultimate disposal is easier on the environment. Even the packaging has been carefully selected to minimize energy use in it's creation, and to maximize the use of recycled materials. Coupled with all the standard features of the Back-UPS ES series, the ES 550 is the best value for home and home office computers.

APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120V Back View

Features & Benefits:

Battery failure notification Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance
Power conditioning Protects connected loads from surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances.
Dataline Surge Protection Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines.
Lifetime data recovery warranty Provides peace of mind with professional data recovery services in the event data is lost due to the failure of the unit (not available on all models).
Safety-agency approved Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment. UL, FCC, CE, C-Tick approvals.
Audible alarms Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS conditions.
Automatic self-test Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
Cold-start capable Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out.
Hot-swappable batteries Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced
Resettable circuit breakers Enables quick recovery from UPS overload events.
Transformer-block spaced outlets Protect equipment with input transformer blocks without blocking access to other receptacles.

Runtime Chart:

Watts 50 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Full Half
VA~ 80 160 320 480 640 800 960 1120 1280 Load Load
BE350G 24 min 10 min 2 min - - - - - - 2 min (100 Watts) 9 min (200 Watts)
BE550G 1 hrs 5 mins 28 min 10 min 4 min - - - - - 3 min (330 Watts) 13 min (165 Watts)
BE650G (Not available in Australia) 1 hrs 27 mins 38 min 15 min 7 min - - - - - 4 min (390 Watts) 15 min (195 Watts)

Technical Specifications:

Output Power Capacity 330 Watts / 550 VA
Max Configurable Power 330 Watts / 550 VA
Nominal Output Voltage 120V
Output Frequency (sync to mains) 60 Hz
Waveform Type Stepped approximation to a sinewave
Output Connections NEMA 5-15R(4) NEMA 5-15R (Battery Backup)

NEMA 5-15R(4) NEMA 5-15R (Surge Protection)
Nominal Input Voltage 120V
Input Frequency 60 Hz +/- 1 Hz
Input Connections NEMA 5-15PNEMA 5-15P
Cord Length 6 feet (1.83 meters)
Input voltage range for main operations 88 - 139V
Batteries & Runtime
Battery Type Maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte: leakproof
Typical recharge time 24 hour(s)
RBC™ Quantity 1
Typical Backup Time at Half Load 13.5 minutes (165 Watts)
Typical Backup Time at Full Load 3.3 minutes (330 Watts)
Runtime Chart Back-UPS ES
Communications & Management
Control Panel LED status display with On Line : On Battery : Replace Battery and Building Wiring Fault
Audible Alarm Alarm when on battery : distinctive low battery alarm : overload continuous tone alarm
Surge Protection and Filtering
Surge Energy Rating 365 Joules
Filtering Full time multi-pole noise filtering : 5% IEEE surge let-through : zero clamping response time : meets UL 1449
Dataline Protection RJ-11 Modem/Fax/DSL protection (two wire single line)
Maximum Height 3.30 inches (84 mm)
Maximum Width 12.00 inches (305 mm)
Maximum Depth 7.00 inches (178 mm)
Net Weight 13.00 lbs. (5.91 kg)
Shipping Weight 14.30 lbs. (6.50 kg)
Shipping Height 9.50 inches (241 mm)
Shipping Width 17.25 inches (438 mm)
Shipping Depth 5.50 inches (140 mm)
Master Carton Units 2.00
Master Carton Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 18 x 11.5 x 10 inches (457 x 292 x 254 mm)
Color Black
SCC Codes 1073130425894 7
Operating Environment 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Relative Humidity 5 - 95%
Operating Elevation 0-10000 feet (0-3000 meters)
Storage Temperature 5 - 113°F (-15 - 45°C)
Storage Relative Humidity 5 - 95%
Storage Elevation 0-50000 feet (0-15000 meters)
Audible noise at 1 meter from surface of unit 45.00 dBA
Online Thermal Dissipation 16.00 BTU/hr
Regulatory Approvals cUL Listed,FCC Part 15 Class B,FCC Part 68,NOM,UL 1778,UL 497A,UL 497B
Standard Warranty 3 years repair or replace
Equipment protection policy Lifetime: $75,000
**The time to recharge to 90% of full battery capacity following a discharge to shutdown using a load rated for 1/2 the full load rating of the UPS.


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Extended Warranty & Service Agreements
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