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New APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Deliver Always-On Connectivity

- New compact design offers more battery backup outlets in less space- USB charging ports make recharging mobile devices simple and convenient- Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for your c... (October 18, 2016)

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced a new line of APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS battery backup solutions designed to deliver reliable and secure power protection for wireless networks, computers and other home and business electronics to help customers stay connected, productive and entertained.

In today's always-on culture, connectivity to smartphones, wearable tech, smart devices and the internet has become essential to consumers' everyday lives. Without a reliable and continuous supply of power, technology can't function, leaving consumers disconnected from the digital world. Schneider Electric's line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) provide battery backup to valuable electronic devices during power outages and unsafe voltage fluctuations, as well as protection from damaging surges and spikes.

New functionality designed with customers in mind

The Back-UPS' new compact design delivers more battery backup outlets in less space up to 22 percent smaller in size and nearly 30 percent lighter in weight allowing customers to power as many as six devices during a power outage, compared to four devices as with previous models. Additionally, the new models include up to two USB charging ports to make recharging mobile devices simple and convenient during power emergencies.

To keep customers connected longer and protect critical equipment and data, UPS runtime has been maximized for heavy power-consuming loads such as multiple PCs and AV equipment powering up to 480 watts. The new models have also been optimized to run low-powered loads like routers and modems, allowing internet access during an extended power outage for up to 5.9 hours, depending on the model.

Considering these improvements over previous models, Schneider Electric is still able to deliver these enhanced models at no additional cost to customers.

"Consumers' dependency on connectivity continues to grow as electronics, smart devices and the home network become increasingly important for both entertainment and work. Defending the digital experience through reliable backup power is essential to everyday life," said Colin Campbell, Vice President, Home & Business Networks, Schneider Electric. "Based on direct feedback from our customers, we've redesigned our Back-UPS line to deliver the most reliable backup power protection to ensure customers can stay connected to the technologies that power their lives at all times."

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies, APC delivers Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses.

The new Back-UPS models are now available. For more information on Schneider Electric's APC Back-UPS product line, please visit the APC Back-UPS web page.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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