APC Powers Up Mobile Travelers with a New Universal Notebook Battery

New Innovations Provide Convenience and Peace of Mind for Consumers and Business Users Alike

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. - January 3, 2005 - American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) today introduced a suite of availability solutions for mobile travelers, highlighted by a Universal Notebook Battery. The Universal Notebook Battery is a slim, lightweight portable power solution for notebook computers. Weighing less than 28 ounces, the battery provides a typical notebook user up to eight hours of continuous runtime. APC also introduced retractable telephone and network cables, a compact optical travel mouse, a USB battery extender, and a new surge protector specifically designed to provide complete power protection for notebooks.


"Mobile travelers need peripherals that are highly portable and offer increased availability," Joe Loberti, general manager of APC's Consumer Networks Solutions Group. "These innovations represent our latest commitment to enhancing user productivity, delivering peace of mind, and protecting data wherever it is created, transmitted or stored."

APC's Universal Notebook Battery supplies up to eight continuous hours of runtime (actual runtimes may vary by notebook model and power setting). There is a power level button and LED capacity indicators to allow the user to check the remaining battery power. The Universal Notebook Battery offers 15 -24 volt options that users can set via a rotary voltage switch. An input/output power port provides a simple way to charge and power the battery using a laptop's power adapter. The battery includes tips and jacks that provide compatibility with most notebooks on the market today (See APC's mobile computing selector for complete capability list). There is no need to purchase or carry additional power adapters to recharge the battery because the tips and jacks can be used with the laptop's OEM power adapter or with APC's Universal Power Adapter. Designed to integrate with APC's Universal Power Adapters and TravelPower Cases, the Universal Notebook Battery incorporates thermal management features, allowing it to be one of the only external notebook batteries designed to operate inside notebook cases.

Other mobile solutions introduced today include:
USB Battery Extender - allows up to 60 minutes of talk time via a USB charging port. Use and charge a mobile phone. This small, compact power solution is the perfect emergency battery. Requires a USB charging cable and AAA batteries - cable sold separately. (Estimated resale price of $7.99).

USB Optical Travel Mouse - convenient plug and play, compact mouse with a 2 -foot retractable cord. (Estimated resale price of $19.99).

Retractable Network and Telephone Cables - a convenient, space -saving way to travel with cables. Spring activated 5 -foot retractable cables. A telephone model, Ethernet model, and a telephone and Ethernet combo pack are available. (Estimated resale price of $7.99 - $14.99).

SurgeArrest® Notebook Surge Protector - portable, compact surge protection for laptop computers. The unit offers reliable telephone, fax, Internet, DSL, modem protection as well as network protection (10BaseT/100BaseT). The units are compatible in all voltage environments worldwide. (Estimated resale price of $19.99).

APC's SurgeArrest Notebook Surge Protector, USB Optical Travel Mouse, Retractable Network and Telephone Cables, and USB Battery Extender are available in North America. The APC Universal Notebook Battery, also available in North America, has an estimated resale price of $249.99.

For more information about APC and other innovative mobile availability solutions, please call 800 -877 -4080 or visit www.apc.com.

About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion is a leading provider of global, end -to -end solutions for real -time infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services offering, designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.46 billion for the year ended December 31, 2003, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.
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For more information contact:
Media:
Aimee Leclerc, APC media relations manager, 800 -788 -2208 ext. 2137, aleclerc@apcc.com

Investors:
Debbie Hancock, APC investor relations director, 800 -788 -2208, ext. 2142, dhancock@apcc.com

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