Recommended UPS Backup for Late 2012 27" iMac

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  1. Dutch1576, Dec 30, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012

    Dutch1576 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    United States
    I have always used APC UPS backups on all of my PC builds. However, since I am just getting into the Mac world, I wanted to see what suggestions other members had on here in regards to a good UPS backup for my recently purchased late 2012 27" iMac. The specs are as follows:

    •3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    •32GB (Corsair) 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X16GB
    •3TB Fusion Drive

    I was thinking about purchasing one of these:
    APC BR1000G 1000 VA

    APC BR1500G 1500 VA

    Would anyone recommend either of these backups or something better?
  2. XionCore macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    both will more than satisfy your needs. Rated at 600W, they could easily power a second iMac...but youll need to use a special cable to connect your iMac to the UPS and lose the shiny white one - the APC doesn´t use normal wall outlets.
  3. Dutch1576 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    United States
    Thanks for the response, but the APC UPS does actually use regular wall outlet plugs. See below image for reference:

  4. Snoosedaddy macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    ??? APC model, as mentioned in the OP, uses NEMA 5-15P, which will mate perfectly with NORMAL NEMA 5-15R that are in US homes.
  5. Dutch1576, Dec 30, 2012
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    Dutch1576 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    United States
    Agreed. All are generic plugs which work perfectly in the US for use with standard outlets.
  6. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I have the BR1500G for my 2008 iMac 2.8 C2D (soon to be 2012 iMac). No problems with it. Works like a champ. My older APC unit started to make a high-pitched whine, so I decided to upgrade.
  7. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
  8. NVRENUF! macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2012
    PERTH, Australia
    I use a standard 1000va UPS,

    Depends what you are after, to be honest you dont need a high capacity if you are only looking for protection more than run time.

    I dont need it to run when power is out. so im happy with 5 to 10 mins, allows me to shut down etc.

    I have it for brown outs, surges, and lightening protection more than anything.

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