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Go Green to Help Celebrate APC’s Second Annual Earth Day
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

For Every Back-UPS® ES 750 and Power-Saving SurgeArrest® Sold on April 22, 2009 APC will Contribute $5 to The Nature Conservancy


WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – April 14, 2009 – APC, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced it will contribute $5 for every APC Back-UPS® ES 750 andAPC Power-Saving SurgeArrest® sold through participating retailers and directly from in North America on Earth Day, April 22, 2009*. The contribution will be made to The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

The APC Back-UPS ES 750 and the APC Power-Saving SurgeArrest are highly efficient power protection solutions that provide home computer systems guaranteed protection from damaging surges and spikes. Both products feature SmartShedding™ Technology allowing the products’ master outlet to sense when the computer has either been turned off or has gone into sleep mode, automatically shutting off energy to unused peripherals plugged into the controlled outlets.By cutting power to these “dark loads,” the APC Back-UPS ES 750 and APC Power-Saving SurgeArrest can provide a combined average savings of $40 and $25 per year, respectively.In addition to protection and energy savings, the APC Back-UPS ES 750 also provides battery backup power to keep your system running for up to 70 minutes in the event of a power outage.

“APC is excited to once again partner with retailers to offer energy efficient products while contributing to an important cause,” said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home & Business Networks, APC. “The APC Back-UPS ES 750 and APC Power-Saving SurgeArrest are two innovative products that reduce energy consumption and provide APC’s legendary power protection.”

Currently available in North America, the APC Back-UPS ES 750 (BE750G) and APC Power-Saving SurgeArrest (P7GT) carry estimated retail prices of $99.99 and $34.99, respectively. The APC Back-UPS ES 750 can be found at North American retailers such as Best Buy, MicroCenter and Staples and the APC Power-Saving SurgeArrest can be purchased at Fry’s, MicroCenter, Sam’s Club and, both products can be purchased directly from For more information about APC and its other energy efficient power protection solutions, please call 800-877-4080, or visit APC’s Web site at

*All sales on Earth Day are subject to product availability; please contact your local participating retailer for availability information or visit www.apc.comto purchase direct. Contribution shall be made as long as supplies last, up to a maximum combined donation of $25,000.


About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 18 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 117 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at


About APC

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications.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 pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of €2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide.APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution.Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of €18,3 billion in 2008.For more information on APC, please visit trademarks are the property of their owners.