SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

February 23, 2011 09:00 ET

APC Expands Power Conditioning Portfolio With All-Inclusive J Type Home Entertainment Battery Backup Solutions

New Solutions Offer Affordability, Energy Efficiency and Crucial Power Protection for Your Home Entertainment System

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced new additions to its power conditioning line of products with the release of the J25B and J35B battery backup solutions. The new APC J Type Power Conditioning Battery Backups are an affordable and portable solution providing complete protection from all potential power threats within the home environment. The J Type series is the first of its kind to address the various power protection needs of consumers by combining Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI), surge protection, Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) and battery backup in one solution.

Ideal for protecting and backing up televisions, home theater surround sound systems, gaming systems, routers, modems and additional home entertainment and office equipment, the APC J25B and J35B offer:

  • Battery Backup -- Data loss is eliminated when power is disrupted because of battery backup that enables saving and backing up DVR recordings, stored games and computer files.

  • Multi-Stage Surge Protection -- All electrical modes are guaranteed and offer protected and reliable thermal fusing which helps ensure safe operation under all conditions.

  • Noise Filtering -- Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is reduced to help ensure optimum picture and sound quality. The J Type benefits from two filterbanks which are isolated from each other to reduce cross contamination that can negatively impact audio and video performance.

  • Cost-Efficiency and Portability -- The industry-low price point offers a portable, consumer-friendly and all-inclusive solution with EMI/RFI, surge protection, AVR and battery backup.

  • Dual-Color LCD Display Viewing -- An informative display alerts users of any changing device and power environment conditions and subsequently enables adjustment of all device parameters.

"Power surge protection is crucial in maintaining a safe home entertainment system and is a top-of-mind concern for our customers," said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home and Business Networks, APC by Schneider Electric. "The new APC J25B and J35B battery backups address consumers' needs with an industry-first solution that provides comprehensive power protection in one easy to use product that enables consumers to enjoy their home entertainment investments with confidence in their power sources."

In addition to the offerings incorporated in both J Type models, the APC J35B also features Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), which stabilizes unsafe voltage levels that can cause premature failure of sensitive components inside AV equipment. Low voltage is 'boosted' and over-voltage is 'trimmed' so that equipment sees only safe, stable voltages. Units without AVR switch to battery power during unsafe voltage fluctuations, which means more wear and tear on batteries which can translate to a shorter battery life. AVR also enables batteries to remain at full charge more often, ensuring that during power outages battery backup is at the ready.

The APC J35B also provides users with power saving master and controlled outlets that detect when a TV or computer plugged into the master outlet is off or in standby mode and as a result, shuts down power to connected components or peripherals. This power detection is not only energy efficient but also saves approximately 40 dollars a year in electric bills.

The sleek and compact design of both the J25B and J35B comes equipped with eight outlets (six battery + surge and two surge only), 1500VA capacity, COAX and phone protection jacks that provide users with guaranteed protection and lifetime equipment protection policies, enabling peace of mind at an affordable price point.

Currently available in North America, the APC J25B and J35B are sold at the retail price of $249 and $399, respectively through channel distributors and in national retail chains. For more information about APC and other cost-efficient home entertainment battery backup solutions, please call 800-877-4080, or visit APC's Web site at

About APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."

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