Great Under Desk Unit
The best thing about this UPS is the replaceable battery. Easy to replace, and sold by many vendors. This means years of use down the road. APC's smaller UPS, like the 425VA, make it tougher to do this, unless you have special tools, then, the batteries are not so plentiful.
The size is good for under desk use. I am really fond of the separate bank for surge protection, only. You can put your printer, your phone charger, and your desk light on these, and your CPU, monitor, and other critical service gear on the UPS side. At desk, the UPS will give you about five minutes, depending on the load, of course. This is plenty to save your work, and shut down.
APC is the premier name in UPS. Why buy less? The saving is miniscule.
I'm using mine for an old CPU and monitor, and a MaxNC CNC mill. The mill is about the size of your Mom's Mixmaster. Perfect for the job. We have iffy power in my area. The less than a minute outages don't stop the work.
Yes, I recommend this size and larger. I would recommend this as the minimum size APC UPS to buy for any application.Read full review
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