Tuesday, September 29th 2020

APC by Schneider Electric Releases Back-UPS Pro Gaming Grade UPS

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the upcoming October 2020 launch of the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS, a stylish and state-of-the-art uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect gaming gear and maintain their connection through power irregularities, keeping gamers in the game. As the first UPS designed for gaming gear with gamers in mind, the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS delivers uninterrupted power protection, even during power outages and offers 12 customizable RGB LED lights enabling gamers to match their unique gaming PC and console designs.

"Gamers seek to be the best, and they deserve the best protection for their equipment. That's why we're so excited to provide these hard-working, hard-playing gamers with the peace of mind that their consoles or gaming PCs will be safe, even during a power blackout," said Christian Enriquez, Global Product Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric. "APC by Schneider Electric, the worldwide leader in power protection for more than 30 years, has always been at the forefront of power protection technology, and is proud to introduce the very first UPS designed from the very beginning for gamers. We are excited to bring first-class power protection to the gaming arena and look forward to being a strong support class for gamers everywhere."
As gamers invest more in their equipment and spend more time winning games, protecting both is critical. Gamers are protected with Sine wave battery backup power and AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) that delivers the smoother electrical current required by sensitive electronics protecting against power irregularities and resulting glitches during an outage. Adding the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS to their systems allows gamers to be confident they will remain:
  • Protected: A gaming battery backup protects your valuable gaming system from more than seven different types of power interruptions.
  • Connected: After shutting down a game, the system continues to provide power to a router and/or modem.
  • In the Game: If the power is interrupted or lost during play, backup power allows gamers to finish a match and reap the rewards that have otherwise been lost.
The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS boasts a patented reactor circle which provides status of remaining power, surges, dips, power outages, and building wiring faults visible from every angle. Automatic voltage regulation protects against sporadic and irregular voltages while helping to extend the lifespan of gaming equipment. Available in two colors - Arctic (BGM1500) and Midnight (BGM1500B) - and 12 customizable RGB LED lights, gamers can also easily customize the look to match their gaming setup.

The all-new APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS features:
  • Six battery back-up outlets with surge protection that send power instantly to sensitive electronics, such as an Xbox, PlayStation, PCs, TVs, or routers/modems, during a power loss
  • Four additional surge-only outlets to protect against unsafe power surges and "hard shutdowns" that can permanently damage equipment
  • Three easy-access front USB ports to recharge devices, like a gaming headset and cellphone.
The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS will be available for pre-order at retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo, and soon Best Buy and Microcenter. For more information on the product and availability, sign up here: https://uberstrategist.link/APC-GamingUPS-Landing.
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35 Comments on APC by Schneider Electric Releases Back-UPS Pro Gaming Grade UPS

#1
EzioAs
This is beyond stupid....
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#2
ebivan
First Gaming Grade UPS...
This means a technology that has been used in highly sensitive professional enterprise applications for decades has been ported to low cost home use for kids by slapping some RGB LEDs on it?
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#3
Gundem
EzioAs
This is beyond stupid....
My first thoughts exactly.
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#4
Dammeron
EzioAs
This is beyond stupid....
Yep, there's no unicorn anywhere - no buy for me.
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#5
deu
Im not from the US, but wouldnt it make sense if you are a serious gamer in the areas with power cuts/shortages? But yeah; people should properbly buy something more serious.
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#6
Nephilim666
39 counts of "gamer"/"gaming" in that press release.
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#7
wickerman
While everyone is focusing on the RGBs what actually appeals to me is that top mounted display. I have some admittedly older UPS units that have small front mounted displays that are great when I’m under my desk and can see it... but the top mounted design is probably much more usable if I can just glance down and see load when my power does flicker and trips the breaker.

I dunno, I won’t want to be paying extra for the rgb lighting but if it has decent software attached and that display is readable from a glance I’m interested.

I think the gamer marketing is a bit overdone but honestly... a lot of “gamers” I know don’t even have a UPS, just a crappy little power strips. If the rgbs and gamer-fication gets people to protect their electronics I’m happy about that.
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#8
lZKoce
Brilliant, hands down...marketing move I mean :). Inch or mile, win is a win, the guys are first in the world with gaming UPS. Let's see if other UPS manufactures came up with their own response.
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#9
kayjay010101
lZKoce
Brilliant, hands down...marketing move I mean :). Inch or mile, win is a win, the guys are first in the world with gaming UPS. Let's see if other UPS manufactures came up with their own response.
They're not though. I've seen Powerwalker UPS' that have red accents and gaming in the name with a considerable markup over their rack equivalent UPS' for years.
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#10
ZoneDymo
Hilarious, can't wait to buy a gaming grade toothbrush "take it to the next level!"
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#11
randomUser
What the hell, where are the specs?
Is it online or offline UPS, does it have monitoring and management features through USB? Is it fanless?
like literally no useful information, at all.

All i see, LEDs are mentioned several times, nothing more.

It does look consumerly and not office/enterprise like, so thats good for home users, not just gamers.
But i guess the price will be gamer level.
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#12
kiriakost
.........match their unique gaming PC and console designs...

For TV set and console protection this is a good suggestion , and this product its not waste of money.
But Schneider Electric it should return immediately at the use of metal cube UPS design the one that is easily accessible for battery replacement and or repairs.
Plastic case for a UPS this is very poor idea, nothing operating or this producing mains voltage this should be fragile.
Does this thing has a label of production country ?
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#13
Imouto
If I learned something while working with this brand is that it will stop working the day after the warranty expires.
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#14
Caring1
ebivan
First Gaming Grade UPS...
This means a technology that has been used in highly sensitive professional enterprise applications for decades has been ported to low cost home use for kids by slapping some RGB LEDs on it?
Greater availability means lower initial cost.
Sounds good to me.
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#15
Th3pwn3r
You guys are bashing the product already because of the way it's marketed BUT Schneider makes some of the best products in the electrical field.
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#16
maxfly
Yep an rgb ups, the one thing you never look at... brilliant. This is just to much. I like rgb just as much as the next guy but cmon.
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#17
DenFox
Is the sine wave pure? Are they fanless?
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#18
Slizzo
deu
Im not from the US, but wouldnt it make sense if you are a serious gamer in the areas with power cuts/shortages? But yeah; people should properbly buy something more serious.
It's always a recommendation to have a good UPS on your computer equipment or any other sensitive electronics. I always have a UPS on my computer (and now my sons' as well) to protect the investement of all that hardware that is in both computers. I even have a UPS on my ONT, but that's really only to ensure that I keep my internet connection on the times when I lose power for a little bit.
Imouto
If I learned something while working with this brand is that it will stop working the day after the warranty expires.
We use APC for everything at work, they work well beyond warranty. I also have an 8 year old APC on my sons' computer that was on mine. Still has the same charge it had before, still works fine.
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#19
Mistral
Their products are good. If this is price right and there are people who like the design, why not? And as long as that led can also be set to black, even better.
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#20
Th3pwn3r
Slizzo
It's always a recommendation to have a good UPS on your computer equipment or any other sensitive electronics. I always have a UPS on my computer (and now my sons' as well) to protect the investement of all that hardware that is in both computers. I even have a UPS on my ONT, but that's really only to ensure that I keep my internet connection on the times when I lose power for a little bit.




We use APC for everything at work, they work well beyond warranty. I also have an 8 year old APC on my sons' computer that was on mine. Still has the same charge it had before, still works fine.
And if you don't have one already I recommend installing a whole house surge protector.
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#21
TheTechGuy1337
It's an APC product. I have no reason to complain, until I see some pricing. As long as it is priced similarly to the regular APC variant of the UPS, then I don't mind it. If it cost a crap ton more, then we got a problem.
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#22
Chaitanya
TheTechGuy1337
It's an APC product. I have no reason to complain, until I see some pricing. As long as it is priced similarly to the regular APC variant of the UPS, then I don't mind it. If it cost a crap ton more, then we got a problem.
Apparently its based on BR1500MS UPS from APC and that UPS sells for $285(MSRP). Also if it really happens to be based on that model then its line interactive sinewave UPS.
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#23
Octopuss
I didn't have enough strength to read past 2nd sentence because I already knew where this was going.
Gaming UPS, jesus fucking christ, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!
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#24
JcRabbit
Octopuss
I didn't have enough strength to read past 2nd sentence because I already knew where this was going.
Gaming UPS, jesus fucking christ, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!
It's just a marketing term for cosmetics (and I have to admit the new UPSs look good). Inside it's still the same reliable APC/Schneider Electric UPS - they're the best for this kind of stuff.

I have two APC SmartUPSs to protect all my gear here, one 1000VA and another 2200VA. The 2200VA is from 2009, and the 1000VA is even older (2003) - both have been going strong without problems for over a decade and all I had to do was replace the batteries every 4-5 years. Both UPSs have saved my bacon (I'm a software developer) during power outages, enough times to be worth their weight in gold (well, not quite, eheh, you will understand the joke if you ever had to lift one of these :) )

With the 2200VA powering my main system (9900K, 2080ti, 64GB RAM, tons of storage and RGB bling, and, most importantly, 3 monitors) I can keep it running for at least an hour, double that if I allow the monitors to go into standby. This allows me to actually ride out nearly all power outages.
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#25
kiriakost
JcRabbit
It's just a marketing term for cosmetics (and I have to admit the new UPSs look good). Inside it's still the same reliable APC/Schneider Electric UPS - they're the best for this kind of stuff.

I have two APC SmartUPSs to protect all my gear here .....
I assume that we are brothers in arms. :D
APC SUA1000XL with external pack
APC SMC1500I Newer with no expandable pack option
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