APC BX600C 600 UPS Review
Build and Design: The APC BX600C 600 is a tower model UPS which looks very attractive. There are cooling vents on the side and two protruding edges below ensure a better stability when the device is standing upright.
There is a power on button, a battery saver button and a led indicator. The product weighs 5kgs.
Type: It is a tower model, Line interactive UPS which interacts with the AC power outlet to smooth out the waveforms and corrects the rise and fall of the voltage.
Capacity and Power: The battery comes with a capacity of 600V/A. With an input of 230V it provides an output of 230V with a output power wattage of 360W.
Battery Backup: There is a single battery which takes about 6hours to get fully charged and gives a backup of about 15mins.The battery is a Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF) Lead Acid battery.
It can be replaced. The battery saver feature extends the battery life by preventing unnecessary discharges while the UPS is on battery.
Warranty: There is a standard warranty of 2 years given on the product, repair or replace.
Additional Features: There are audible alarms that give notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions. The periodic battery self-test ensures early reminder that the battery needs to be replaced.
The cold start capability provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out. The various LED indicators provide easy to read status of the unit and utility power conditions.
APC BX600C 600 UPS Pros and Cons
- It provides excellent surge protection during power outages, surges and spikes.
- The Boost Automatic Voltage regulation the device provides maximizes runtime by correcting low voltages without discharging the battery.
- Generator compatibility allows the battery to be charged while on generator power.
- The backup time it provides is quite average.
- It is slightly expensive.
- The charging time is long.
APC BX600C 600 UPS Final Verdict
When one is looking for a compact UPS with a fine build quality, and that too in a moderate price range, the APC BX600C 600 is the right option to choose. The battery saver feature along with the excellent surge protection makes it worth the money. The safety agency approval makes sure that the product has been approved to work safely in a suitable working environment.