Connect the Battery
The Back-UPS is shipped with one battery cable disconnected. Remove the “Stop!
Connect the Battery” label that covers the outlets. Prior to connecting any equipment
to the unit, connect the battery cable to the unused battery terminal. It is normal for
small sparks to be seen when the battery cable is connected to the battery terminal.
Wall Mount Installation
• Horizontal installation, use 2 screws 7.3" (186.3 mm) apart.
• Vertical installation, use 2 screws 5.4" (137.2 mm) apart.
• Allow 5/16" (8 mm), of the screw to protrude from the wall.
Use only approved APC replacement battery cartridges.
Deliver used batteries to a battery replacement facility in the packaging provided by
APC with the replacement battery cartridge. To order replacement battery cartridges
Battery Backup + Surge Protection Outlets
Battery backup outlets provide protection to connected equipment when the
Back-UPS is turned on and connected to utility power.
Battery backup outlets receive power from the Back-UPS for a limited period of time
when a power outage, or brownout condition occurs.
Battery backup outlets provide protection from power surges or spikes.
Connect a computer, monitor and other peripheral devices to the outlets.
Surge Protection Outlets
Surge protection outlets provide protection to connected equipment when the
Back-UPS is connected to utility power, and is switched on or off.
Surge protection outlets provide protection from power surges or spikes.
Connect a printer, scanner or other peripheral devices that do not need to remain on
during power outages, or utility problems to the surge protection outlets.
The Back-UPS protects equipment connected to a 10/100 Base-T ethernet, from
power surges when connected through the Back-UPS coaxial connectors.
Personal Edition Software
Use PowerChute Personal Edition software to configure the UPS settings.
Protect your computer and other equipment during a power outage. During a power
outage, PowerChute will save any open files on your computer and safely shut it
down. When power is restored, it will restart the computer.
Configure the UPS to use features such as power-saving outlets, shutdown
configuration, and alarms.
Monitor the UPS for power usage and power events.
Note: PowerChute is only compatible with a Windows operating system. If you are
using a Mac OSX, use the native shutdown feature to protect your system. See the
documentation provided with your computer.
Use a USB cable to connect the Data port on the rear panel of the UPS to the USB port
on your computer.
If the Back-UPS came with a PowerChute CD, insert the CD into your computer and
follow the on-screen instructions
If the Back-UPS did not come with a PowerChute CD, go to www.apc.com and
download the software free of charge.
Turn On the Back-UPS
Press the POWER ON button located on the top of the Back-UPS. The Power On/
Replace Battery LED will illuminate and a single short beep will be audible to
indicate that the Back-UPS is providing protection for connected equipment.
The Back-UPS battery charges fully during the first 16 hours while connected to
utility power. The Back-UPS battery will charge while the Back-UPS is switched on
or off and is connected to utility power. Do not expect full battery run capability
during the initial charge time.
If the red Building Wiring Fault LED located on the side of the Back-UPS
illuminates, do not operate the Back-UPS. Have a qualified electrician correct the
building wiring fault.
The standard warranty is 3 years in the USA and Canada, 2 years in all other regions
from the date of purchase. APC standard procedure is to replace the original unit with
a factory reconditioned unit. Customers who must have the original unit back due to
assigned asset tags and set depreciation schedules must declare such a need at first
contact with APC Technical Support. APC will ship the replacement unit once the
defective unit is received by the repair department or cross-ship upon the provision of
a valid credit card number. The customer pays for shipping to APC, and APC pays
ground freight transportation costs back to the customer.
This unit is intended for indoor use only.
Do not operate this unit in direct sunlight, in
contact with fluids, or where there is excessive
dust or humidity.
Connect the Back-UPS power cord directly to a
wall outlet. Do not use a surge protector or an
Voltage 120 Vac Nominal
Frequency 60 Hz +
Brownout Transfers 92 Vac Typical
Over-voltage Transfer 139 Vac Typical
(4 battery backup outlets)
BE450G: 450 VA, 257 W;
BE550G: 550 VA, 330 W;
BE650G1: 650 VA, 390 W
Total Amperage (all outlets) 12 A (including UPS output)
Voltage - On Battery 115 Vac ± 8%
Frequency - On Battery 60 Hz +
Transfer Time 6 ms Typical, 10 ms maximum
AC Surge Protection Full time, 340 Joules
EMI/RFI Filter Full time
AC Input Resettable circuit breaker
Type Sealed, maintenance-free, lead acid
Average Life 3 - 5 years depending on the number of
discharge cycles and environmental
Net Weight Replacement battery cartridge
BE450G: 10 lb (4.7 kg)
BE550G: 12 lb (5.5 kg)
BE650G1: 14 lb (6.2 kg)
Length x Width x Height
12 in x 7 in x 3 in
30 cm x 18 cm x 9 cm
Operating Temperature 32º F to 104º F (0º C to 40º C)
Storage Temperature 5º F to 113º F (–15º C to 45º C)
Operating Relative Humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing humidity
Operating Elevation 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000 m)
This device complies with part 68 and part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
Press the battery compartment cover
release tab located on the rear side of the
unit. Slide the battery cover off.
Connect the battery cable securely to the
Reinstall the battery compartment cover.
Be sure that the release tab locks into place.
Battery Backup + Surge Protection
CAUTION-Refer to bottom
of unit for safety markings.
User Manual Back-UPS