APC Back-UPS Pro 1000VA (BR1000G-IN) Review APC Back UPS 1000 (BR1000G-IN) from APC is the best UPS in it?s class available in India that I had the pleasure of reviewing. Attractive, full black color neat look with a LCD display on the front which displays input voltage, output watts being consumed, percentage of watts consumed, minutes remaining with current battery backup and current watts and energy conservation features make the BR1000G-IN the must to have UPS choice for every PC user. If you're looking for the best UPS for your high-end PCs under 600Watts consumption BR1000G is the best. But if you are having ultra high end PC with higher power consumption I would recommend BR1500G with 865Watts of output capacity for you. Features Now let?s have a look on what features does APC Back-UPS Pro 1000VA BR1000G-IN have for us. LCD graphics display - Text and mimic diagrams that display modes of operation, system parameters and alarms. Battery replacement without tools - Enables fast battery replacement, lowering Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). Easy recovery from overloads - Resettable circuit breaker, no need to replace a fuse. Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) - Eliminates voltage fluctuations as a source of AV signal degradation and component power-supply stress. Green mode - Operating mode that bypasses unused electrical components in good power conditions to achieve very high operating efficiency without sacrificing any protection. Efficiency - 80% on Full Load and 84% on Half Load achieved by using Line Interactive Topology. Adjustable voltage sensitivity - Provides the ability to adapt the UPS for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications. Adjustable voltage-transfer points - Maximizes useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation. Disconnected battery notification - Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power. Turn ON /OFF Audible alarms - Alarm providing notification of changing utility power and UPS power conditions, can easily be tuned on or off according to your mood. Automatic self-test - Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced. Battery-protected and surge-only outlets - Reserves power capacity and run time for connected equipment that require UPS battery back-up while providing surge only protection for less critical equipment. Cold-start capable - Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out. Dataline surge protection - Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines. Hot-swappable batteries - Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced. USB connectivity - Provides management of the UPS via a USB port for Windows only. Software shows real-time current power consumption, estimated battery backup time, automatic PC shutdown and many more. Customizable voltage sensitivity - Toggle between pre-determined voltage-transfer points depending on your power quality (high, medium or low sensitivity), maximizing useful battery life and protecting sensitive electronics. Safety-agency approved - Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment. Showcase Packaging was real good, as you can see my parcel have goon through a real abuse from courier guys, but the hardware inside was in absolute perfect condition. Box is having some good pictures of the actual product with clear and detailed description of features and labeled backside pin layout for easy installation without even reading through whole User manual. Package containing UPS unit, User?s Manual, Safety Information guide, Product registration form with business reply mailer, Warranty document, PowerChute software disk, USB data link cable, a RJ-11 telephone cable and Quality Assurance test result slip showing different test passed by this particular UPS with exact serial no. Showing that each and every unit has to pass through many quality tests before it is qualified for sales. Have not seen this type of quality assurance being given by any other UPS manufacturer in India. +1 for APC. Product looks good and sleek. Having three rubber carbon contact buttons on top, same type and feel buttons as you find on your TV remote control. Unit is having large air vents on top, on both side and on back, for active cooling. Having an internal fan which is noisy during charging and discharging. Rest of the time unit is relatively silent than other UPSs. Connectivity 4 battery backup output power ports, out of which one port is master port to which main CPU is connected. By changing some settings and when CPU is switched off or in sleep mode, this port can turn power off to all other ports. 2 surge only ports for your printers and other peripherals. External Battery pack connector. You cannot connect any external battery to it, but only the backup battery unit that APC provides for this model, which will increase the backup time from 50 minutes to approx. 2 hours. USB port to connect UPS to the computer via a USB cable provide with the unit. Data Surge protection ports.