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APC Back-UPS ES 725 - UPS - AC 120 V - 450 Watt - 725 VA - 8 output connector(s)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of APC Back-UPS ES 725 - UPS - AC 120 V - 450 Watt - 725 VA - 8 output connector(s). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and performance. The reliability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. The design and noise get negative views.

usability, price, reliability, performance, size

noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the APC Back-UPS ES 725 - UPS - AC 120 V - 450 Watt - 725 VA - 8 output connector(s) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (

very good unit


Very good unit for its price - provides plenty of on-battery time for my home PC to shutdown in case of power loss (the power outages in my location last either a couple of seconds or a couple of hours so I only really need maybe a couple of minutes of...

Well, no product is perfect, neither is this APC unit - I managed to get one with its outlets having a weak retentive force, meaning that if some device has only 2-pronged plug, I sometimes have to jiggle the plug a little bit when inserting it into...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Reliable - And also great Support


The "power-strip" (flat) design gives it a low profile that easily fits under a desk and doesn't take up much space. The software is very easy to install and use. I usually keep the settings set to maximum sensativity. A very high percentage of...

I use the APC Back-UPS exclusivly for our office computers. As I have upgraded our computers I have purchased more powerful ones and moved the old ones to copy machines etc. Everything works better on clean reliable power. I had one die after a...

I sometimes wish it had a few more outlets, but that's just petty

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Reliable - And also great Support


I use the APC Back-UPS exclusivly for our office computers.

I sometimes wish it had a few more outlets, but that's just petty.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

15 years of buying APC, never dissapointed.




Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Great but don't hook up the broadband


It's very good and has a replacable battery.

The cable guy was here and we tested the line.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Not bad


Has a filter along with the surge protection/battery back up. Should protect that delicate equipment. If your voltage is constantly unstable like in my neighborhood, this would be well recommended purchase

Does not last long at all on battery power. 250 watts or so will only last like 8 min? Don't believe what they tell you on the specs. I have this exact one as does my friend. I mean if all ur getting it for is just to give you enough time to shut down...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

This thing works.


Going to buy the exact same one.

I have had one of these for a while now. It did what it was supposed to do. I just had a power surge about 45 min ago, and the APC thing isn't fine, but the computer that I am writing this review on is

Some of the outlets are too close together

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

Worth it...


Think about what you spend on the complete buid of a PC. Now look at that price. Dude, using a power tap won't do ANYTHING! Line conditioning alone warrants this price, the backup power is just another plus in my book. And no, I currently do NOT hold...

Cost, reputation, power conditioning = longer component life


Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

works for me


Remember to buy some outlet extenders so that you can fit more bricks (ac/dc converters, the big fat black things at the end of cords) on the UPS.

Works great for me under Linux (Google for "apcupsd"). Perfect for my server. USB is the best feature on this inexpensive UPS

It was hard to connect the battery. The negative cable isn't long enough, but it does just barely reach the negative terminal

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

works for me


Works great for me under Linux (Google for "apcupsd").

It was hard to connect the battery.

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

In the E-world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in power availability solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support. Its comprehensive AC and DC power solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes. Among other products, the company offers a wide range of cabling solutions that seamlessly interconnect your equipment.


Run Time (Up To):2.7min/3.3min


Cable Subcategory:Parallel
Compliant Standards:IEEE-1284
I/O Cable Type:Printer gender changer
Left Connector Gender:Female/Male
Left Connector Type:36 pin Centronics
Right Connector Gender:Female/Male
Right Connector Type:36 pin Centronics

Dimensions & Weight



Product Type:UPS
Subcategory (AG):UPS


Country Kits:Canada / United States/Japan
Model:725/725 Broadband
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:APC/APC Back-UPS ES


Manufacturer Selling Program:APC Trade-UPS Program

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Load Rating:Individual PC
Output Connector Qty:8
Power Capacity (VA):725VA
Surge Suppression:Standard
UPS Technology:Off-line
Voltage Required:AC 100V/AC 120V

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty