Key Takeaways:

  • Power cuts can cause data loss, hardware damage, and more.
  • APC offers a variety of UPS series to suit your business needs, from basic to high-performance models.
  • Learn about APC’s Back-UPS, Back-UPS Pro, Easy UPS, Smart-UPS, Smart-UPS On-Line and Smart-UPS Ultra series

What should you do when there’s a power cut? Should you check if you’ve lost any sensitive data or check if the IT equipment is damaged first? These are all questions you might run into if you don’t invest in an uninterruptible power supply. A UPS helps to mitigate the need to ask these questions because it’ll ensure data is protected and devices are shut down properly.

Overall, uninterruptible power supplies safeguard businesses from power disruptions. A power cut can cause loss of data and unsaved work, ultimately damaging hardware and slowing down work produced by the business.

Here are some more things that UPSs help your business with:

Customer satisfaction and trust building:

With a UPS, you can keep your business online and functioning more reliably. This means you can maintain an always-on, always-available business and keep your customers happy. This helps build trust between you and your customers, as they can always reach you when they need to.


Compliance with GDPR regulations is essential, with costly consequences for non-adherence. A UPS allows time to shut down, meaning there is time to secure your sensitive data instead of potentially losing it and suffering a data breach. 

Business continuity:

With protection of hardware and enough power for you to save work properly, you can keep producing work with little disruption, instead of major disruption where the aftermath is lost work and damaged IT equipment.

Hardware protection:

Damaged hardware can lead to many issues, as listed above. Loss of data, discontinuation of business work, and damaged hardware in itself are results we want to avoid, and with a UPS, this can be achieved.

Remote monitoring and management:

To ensure the security of your business’s most precious IT equipment, authorised access only allows selected people to enter different areas and manage and monitor important devices, like servers. Instead of deploying others, getting more authorised access, and risking a cyber security attack, you can manage and monitor a UPS remotely. You can see battery status, system performance, power conditions, and more.

What types of UPS’s are there?

APC offers a few UPSs in different ranges to cater to different business needs. Firstly, take a look at our short video to find out what kind of UPS you need. Is it standby, line-interactive, or double conversion on-line? Find out what this means below before we discuss APC’s various series of UPS systems.

Here are some key takeaways from the video above:

  • Standby UPS = Suitable for home and office environments.
  • Line-Interactive UPS = More advanced than standby, suited to network and IT applications.
  • Double-Conversion UPS = Gives the most comprehensive power protection, suited to critical applications or those including susceptible equipment.

Now let’s take a look at the series of UPS’s offered by APC:


This range is a trustworthy option that provides power through short and medium-length power outages. Suited for small offices, home working, and individuals. UPSs range from 325VA to 1400VA.

APC BX500MI Back-UPS 500VA, 230V, AVR, IEC Sockets


  • Front panel LED lights to easily tell the functional status.
  • 1Gb network protection, protecting equipment from “back door” surges traveling along data lines without sacrificing internet speed.
  • Automatic voltage regulation measures energy use and displays UPS efficiency.


APC Back-UPS Pro

The Pro series offers reliable home and business power for high-performance computers, routers, and other devices like game consoles. Particularly suited for power-demanding environments like data centres. UPSs range from 600VA to 1600VA.

APC BR650MI Back-UPS Pro 650VA


  • Battery backup & surge protector outlets.
  • Sinewave power output, ensuring power quality without distortion or power drop during an outage.
  • AVR with boost and trim, instantly correcting low or high voltage fluctuations.



Suited to small and medium-sized businesses (like healthcare and retail environments), the Easy UPS series offers a straightforward, simple design. Protection from unstable power conditions, ensuring consistent connectivity in critical moments. UPS’s range from 500VA to 3000VA.

APC BVX2200LI 2200VA Easy UPS BVX, 230V, AVR, IEC Sockets


  • Access monitoring detects access by unauthorised personnel via a door switch.
  • Automatic voltage regulation steps up low voltage and steps down high voltage to levels that are suitable for your equipment.
  • Backup battery surge-protected outlets.



Selling over 20 million units worldwide, the APC smart UPS is the world’s most trusted solution. This is because the smart UPS is versatile and suits small offices and home working, as well as larger enterprise needs, with features like adjustable voltage sensitivity. This UPS offers a balance between the simplicity of the easy UPS, and the pro UPS. UPS’s ranging from 230VA to 5000VA.

APC SMT1500IC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 230V with SmartConnect


  • Connected UPSs receive advice from experts to help maximise the UPSs lifespan.
  • Remote management of UPS with the SmartConnect web portal, accessible from any internet connected device.
  • Seamless integration with remote monitoring and management solutions so you can manage customer portfolios in a single platform.
  • This range also offers lithium-ion batteries, which increase lifespan, and recharge time, are lighter weight, and improve performance and reduce maintenance.

APC Smart-UPS On-Line

Best in class power density and high-efficiency green mode, this UPS is great for protecting server rooms, network closets, edge computing, and distributed IT and colocation environments.

APC SRT1000XLI Smart-UPS SRT 1000VA 230V


  • Intelligent battery management. Temperature compensated charging extends life and advanced algorithms recommend replacement dates for batteries.
  • Built-in energy metre and displays UPS efficiency in various modes of operation for easy energy tracking.
  • Rack/Twoer convertible, which protects your investment into the UPS when migrating from tower to rack-mount environment.
  • This range also offers lithium-ion batteries, which increase lifespan, and recharge time, are lighter weight, and improve performance and reduce maintenance.


APC Smart-UPS Ultra

Half the size and weight, more power, and 3 times the battery life. Suited to local edge environments and micro data centres.

APC SRTL3KRM1UINC 3000VA 230V 1U Lithium-Ion Smart-UPS Ultra


  • The UPS’s light and compact size allows for installation on the wall or ceiling for top-tier flexibility.
  • Lower maintenance and service costs resulting in lower total cost of ownership over 10 years.
  • Perfect for limited budgets such as Education and government, with up to 10000 watts of power protection.
  • This range also offers lithium-ion batteries, which increase lifespan, and recharge time, are lighter weight, and improve performance and reduce maintenance.


A UPS system for your business can make an immense difference to the cost of repairing device damage, staying GDPR compliant, continuing business as usual, and more. Now you’ve read about the different versions of UPS offered by APC, browse and shop on now at Comms Express.