The APC BX850 is a compact tower unit that’s well suited for providing backup power and surge protection of both home and small office electronic equipment.
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Pro Can be controlled via a computer
It can be plugged to a computer via USB and, this way, controlled or configured via the operating system. Users can do operations like schedule an automatic shutdown.
Pro Easy to monitor
The BX850M has an LCD display for quick stat monitoring. It gives out info such as current voltage, battery time remaining or load.
Pro Batteries are easy to replace
If there's ever a need to replace this unit's battery, a replacement battery is quite easy to find online. As for the replacement operation itself, it's very simple and requires virtually no technical knowledge: you just need to remove the battery cover, take out the battery, unplug the connectors, and then the opposite steps in reverse order for the new battery.
Pro Good for domestic or small office workstations
This unit's 510 W power and surge protection up to 1103 J make it a good option for protecting most home electronic equipment and even some office-level devices, if they are not too demanding.
Con Not all outlets have power backup
Despite having a total of 8 outlets, all with surge protection, only 4 of them have power backup.