Safeguard your SoHo IT equipment against surges with the APC Back-UPS Pro 550 from DCC

The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 from DCC takes care of all of your Small Office Home Office (SoHo) power quality needs.

July 8, 2013

Winter is upon us, and with the cold comes an increase in the number of power outages and black-outs, something that businesses of all sizes should be aware of because of their potential to damage business-critical equipment. Proper protection for all IT equipment is a necessity to ensure that the harm caused by power dips, spikes and outages is limited or completely avoided. The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) takes care of all of your Small Office Home Office (SoHo) power quality needs, so protection of your equipment is one less thing to worry about.

The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 offers all the features a SoHo business requires to ensure equipment is safeguarded. With built-in battery backup, the APC Back-UPS Pro 550 allows users to continue working through short outages or provides enough time to save all documents and files before shutting down safely. The Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) offers protection by bringing power down to normal levels should the voltage spike to high levels. It also regulates the voltage to a higher level in the event of power dips, thus keeping the input power to your equipment at optimum levels, further preventing damage to equipment.

The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 does an automatic, bi-weekly self-test of all internal components, including the battery, ensuring that your unit is ready when you need it. The unit also has the ability to adapt to voltage sensitivity for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications. This intuitive process assists the SoHo to ensure all equipment is protected whenever a surge or outage occurs,” says Elrica Quick, APC product manager at DCC.

The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 is equipped with an LCD display providing text and mimic diagrams that display modes of operation, system parameters and alarms, making it user-friendly and readable.

“The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 is the ideal power protection unit for the SoHo market as each individual is able to use their own UPS to protect their equipment. Non-data equipment such as printers and scanners are also protected with the Surge Only outlets on the Back-UPS Pro 550. This reduces the available power or battery capacity of the unit, maximising battery power for the equipment that needs it the most such as computers or monitors,” says Quick.

An unattended shutdown ensures that files are saved and the Operating System (OS) is properly shutdown in the event of a power outage.

“The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 offers all the benefits and features to protect all your IT equipment during blackouts, surges and over-voltages, making it the ideal power saving UPS for your small business or home application,” concludes Quick.

The APC Back-UPS Pro 550 is available immediately from selected DCC resellers and retails for approximately R1 999.00 inclusive of VAT