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AmazonBasics UPS 400VA/255W - $46.66

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[Amazon.ca] AmazonBasics UPS 400VA/255W - $46.66

Not as good as finding APC's version at Staples for $35-39 and CyberPower has a better one for just $10-15 more, but decent deal for bottom of barrel UPS for backing up not so expensive/critical things like modem, router, security cameras.

Everyone should have one for their modem, router/wifi, if you're working/schooling from home. Gives you at least 20-40 minutes to tell everyone your power went out and wrapping up your work.
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Does not auto restart after an outage. Reviews seem to say there it's no actual warranty for equipment protection either. Also not seeing a user replaceable battery. Guess i'm spending more $$$
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Jesus they won't not put their name on anything eh?
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Ideally if you have a computer or NAS, you want one with a USB connection so the device can shut itself down when it goes on battery power. This one doesn't have the feature, but the more expensive ones do. I guess this might be good for a router
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Ruciz wrote: Does not auto restart after an outage. Reviews seem to say there it's no actual warranty for equipment protection either. Also not seeing a user replaceable battery. Guess i'm spending more $$$
The last bullet point : Backed by an AmazonBasics limited 1-year warranty, including the battery; $75,000 connected equipment guarantee
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actng wrote: Jesus they won't not put their name on anything eh?
If you go to Shenzhen china you can have products under your name as well.
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el_pablo wrote: The last bullet point : Backed by an AmazonBasics limited 1-year warranty, including the battery; $75,000 connected equipment guarantee
True. The long review shows how poorly that functions in practice. Looks like quite a run around
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Any way to turn off the audible beep since there is no software management for this unit?
I know when my power is out and if this is in the basement with the gateway and router it’s a pain to shut it up. I got rid of my APC unit because of that and the fact I didn’t want to open it up and cut the buzzer.
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Ruciz wrote: True. The long review shows how poorly that functions in practice. Looks like quite a run around
I do not plan on plugging anything expensive into this just modem and a router, for my computers and anything worth over $100 i'm going to stick with APC.

This is bottom of barrel however..............that lack of auto-restart is a deal breaker. Cancelling order!
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Although I understand that buying used is not everyone's cup of tea, I personally get my UPSes refurbished from Excess UPS. I personally would not purchase a UPS without a replaceable battery. You can get nice APC units for around this price from a potentially more reliable manufacturer.
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djzapz wrote: Although I understand that buying used is not everyone's cup of tea, I personally get my UPSes refurbished from Excess UPS. I personally would not purchase a UPS without a replaceable battery. You can get nice APC units for around this price from a potentially more reliable manufacturer.
Ditto, as tempting as this is, you can buy used for a similar price and have replaceable batteries instead of this throwaway unit.
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When it comes to Amazon Basics, I tend to shy away from anything electronic that plugs in.
Fake, inflated, paid, and other forms of scammy news and reviews run rampant. A world drenched in online deceit, spiraling into oblivion.
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Which one is the Cyber power one for $10-15 more?

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um... pass because of Amazon basic
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actng wrote: Jesus they won't not put their name on anything eh?
Came to say exactly this lol!
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Hope whoever is making these for Amazon gets their s##t together as those are some god awful reviews.
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Where can you get batteries for this?

For low wattage use, I don't think you can beat this price.
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I won't be buying this, but what would be the minimum specs to run a 55" tv, Xbox Series X or ps4, and internet modem for ~5 minutes?
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brampton90 wrote: If you go to Shenzhen china you can have products under your name as well.
Or you may get arrested for international spying . Hindsight this is better lol

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