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How's this compare to APC brands?

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I have a larger Cyber Power UPS (1000VA) that I got a little over a year ago.  Haven't had an issue with it.  In my brief research, the only problems that seem to arise involve Pure Sine Wave.  I am not an expert in that dept, but I guess some electronics either need Pure Sine or cannot use Pure Sine.  Not a whole lot that can go bad otherwise.  Basically a surge protector with a AGM or Sealed Lead acid battery.  Expect 5-7 years out of it just like a car battery. 

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I've had both Cyberpower and APC brand UPSs over 15-20 years and have had no problems with any of them. In most cases I replace the battery with a 3rd party battery for <$30 after 3-5 years (my batteries have NOT lasted 5+ years, nor have most of my car batteries) and it works another several years. One got damaged after the battery leaked, but it was at least 7-8 years old by then. All of mine are the basic small to mid-size units (such as Back_UPS 350). I have one for each computer in the house (3), one for the network equipment, and one for the TV/stereo. During a stormy day last week with numerous short power outages, we were very glad to have them, except for the incessant beeping!

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Too late. Out of stock now. Thx OP

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lindelynn said:   I've had both Cyberpower and APC brand UPSs over 15-20 years and have had no problems with any of them. In most cases I replace the battery with a 3rd party battery for <$30 after 3-5 years (my batteries have NOT lasted 5+ years, nor have most of my car batteries) and it works another several years. One got damaged after the battery leaked, but it was at least 7-8 years old by then. All of mine are the basic small to mid-size units (such as Back_UPS 350). I have one for each computer in the house (3), one for the network equipment, and one for the TV/stereo. During a stormy day last week with numerous short power outages, we were very glad to have them, except for the incessant beeping!
FWIW:  Higher ambient temps may result in shorter lifespan for UPS batteries as well as car batteries.  I'm in the north-western part of WA.  Doesn't get too hot.  My car batteries have all lasted at least 5 years, with one lasting a hair over 7 years, on the first 90 degree day of the year.  The 8 or so APC battery back-ups we have at work went over 5 years before they started beeping.  They did get drained at least 3 times per year in that span of time, the work location is in heavily wooded area, lots of down power lines.  The 2 installed in a temp controlled environment (communications room) lasted a little longer than the ones installed at pump control stations out in the woods and down on the beach.

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