From Press Release:
ANDOVER, MA (November 4, 2021) – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced that the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS — a stylish and state-of-the-art uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to protect gaming gear — is available for purchase in North America and select South American territories. As the first UPS specifically created with gamers in mind, the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS delivers uninterrupted power protection, even during power outages, to maintain connection for today’s most popular gaming devices.
“Following a challenging year where many are spending even more time gaming, while dealing with power issues due to increasingly concerning weather conditions, protecting one’s highly sensitive electronics with a UPS is more important than ever,” said Christian Enriquez, Global Product Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric. “We’re excited that even more people can protect their equipment from damaging surges and power irregularities with the launch of the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming in South America. Whether they’re working from home or playing a much-deserved game session, this offer helps people stay in the game, and most importantly, stay connected when the unexpected but inevitable occurs.”
As gamers invest more in their equipment and spend more time winning games, protecting both is critical. The APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS features sine wave battery backup power, delivering the smooth electrical current required by sensitive electronics. Its AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) helps protect against power irregularities and resulting glitches during an outage, while helping to extend the lifespan of gaming equipment. The APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS also boasts a patented reactor circle which provides status of remaining power, surges, dips, power outages, and building wiring faults visible from every angle.
As the most sustainable corporation in the world, Schneider Electric recognizes the challenge facing today’s homeowners in balancing the increasing need for residential energy, energy resiliency, and convenience. Schneider Electric is also a D&H Certified Esports Provider, meaning that esports enthusiasts and pros alike can play with peace of mind, knowing their reputation won’t be tarnished over something outside of their control. Adding the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS to their setup allows both professional and recreational gamers to be confident that they will remain:
- Protected: A gaming battery backup protects valuable gaming systems from more than seven different types of power interruptions
- Connected: After shutting down a game, the system continues to provide power to a router and/or modem
- In the Game: If the power is interrupted or lost during play, backup power allows gamers to finish a match and reap the rewards that would have otherwise been lost
APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS Key Features:
- Reactor Circle: When the Gaming UPS is on battery backup power, the reactor circle ticks down to show how much time is left at a glance
- 160° Slant: APC made sure the reactor circle is titled at 160 degrees, so it’s visible from nearly every angle
- Functional Lighting: When the Gaming UPS detects a power anomaly — like surges, dips, and even wiring faults — it notifies gamers with pulsing lights
- Six Battery Back-up Outlets: Complete with surge protection, the unit instantly powers sensitive electronics, such as an Xbox, PlayStation, PCs, TVs, or routers/modems, during a power loss
- Four Additional Surge-Only Outlets: Designed to protect against unsafe power surges and “hard shutdowns” that can permanently damage equipment
- Three Easy-Access Front USB Ports: Recharge devices, like gaming headsets and cellphones
- Custom Look: Available in two color options – Arctic (BGM1500) and Midnight (BGM1500B), both with 12 customizable RGB LED lights to match a user’s gaming setup
The APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS is available for purchase in North America for $259.99 USD at retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Microcenter, and Newegg. Customers in South American territories — Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama — can purchase the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS from local retailers and online.