Schneider Electric Delivers Power Certainty, Convenience with new APC SurgeArrest and Universal Laptop Charger lines
- Guaranteed power protection and power quality reliability at home, in the small office or while traveling
- Universal charger compatibility provides reliable power for virtually any laptop on the market
- SurgeArrest prevents costly damage to electronics from unpredictable nature of power

ANDOVER, Mass. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today expanded its portfolio of power quality and protection products with the introduction of a new line of universal APC by Schneider Electric Laptop Chargers and APC by Schneider Electric SurgeArrest Essential surge protectors. Unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the new solutions deliver reliable and secure power to ensure Certainty in a Connected World.

In today's always-on, access economy culture, a consistent and continuous supply of quality power is of the utmost importance at home, in the office or while traveling. There is no tolerance for damaging and costly power quality issues that affect productivity, efficiency and safety. The universal APC Laptop Chargers and SurgeArrest Essential surge protectors provide safe, convenient and reliable power and protection against damaging surges and spikes, ensuring connectivity anytime, anywhere.

"In our increasingly connected world, tech-savvy consumers cannot and will not tolerate dead batteries or outages caused by power fluctuations that disrupt connectivity and potentially cost money," said Jamie Bourassa, vice president, Offer Management and Channel Marketing, Schneider Electric. "As our reliance on electronic grows, so does our need for convenient, high-quality power; the new line of universal APC Laptop Chargers and SurgeArrest Essential offer vital protection from the unreliable and unpredictable nature of power."

Reliable Power for Virtually Any Laptop

Today's heavy use of laptops necessitates backup power beyond the capacity of overtaxed built-in batteries, but long lifespans combined with a growing variety of laptop models means compatible aftermarket chargers can be difficult to find. The universal APC Laptop Chargers are designed to simplify work and life on the go by providing additional, alternative or replacement computer charging for virtually any laptop on the market. Available in seven models and two power levels—36 Watts and 65 Watts—APC Laptop Chargers are compatible with Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Chromebook portable PCs. The patented, screwlock tips, which minimize wear and tear on critical components to preserve the laptop's charging port, help ensure the charger or accompanying tips aren't left behind.

Featuring a compact and slim design for easy portability, APC Laptop Chargers, including the NP19V36W and NP19V65W, provide four layers of advanced power protection to ensure safety and efficiency:

  • Over temperature protection: Protects laptop and charger from overheating by discontinuing the charge when the battery temperature surpasses recommended levels.
  • Over charging protection: Extends battery life by checking voltage and current, and automatically shutting down when laptop is fully charged.
  • Over voltage protection: Prevents voltage spikes from reaching electronics by regulating the power when a transient load occurs.
  • Short circuit protection: Prevents battery from potential deformation by shutting down in the event of a shorted circuit.

Power Protection

Surges, lightning and power grid fluctuations can have a devastating impact on electronics, cause premature failure of computers, peripherals and other sensitive equipment, and pose potential safety hazards. APC SurgeArrest Essential, including the new P6WU2 as well as the PE63, PE66, PE66W, PE6U2, PE6T, PE76 and PE76W launched in the fall of 2016, safeguard against damage to electronics from power disturbances—ensuring reliability and saving data, money and time. Key features of the new P6WU2 include:

  • Catastrophic event protection: Safeguards against lightning, power surges and spikes; reliable thermal fusing helps ensure safe operation under all conditions.
  • Charge and protect: Six outlets and two 2.4 amp USB charging ports powers up to eight devices at once.
  • Guaranteed lifetime protection: Multi-stage suppression circuitry ensures life-long protection.
  • Surge protection LED: Illuminates when the unit is on and supplying conditioned utility power to the plugged-in equipment.
  • Building wiring fault indicator: Warns of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuitry.

Certainty in a Connected World

APC Laptop Chargers, SurgeArrest Essential and the recently released line of APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solutions deliver reliable and secure power protection, ensuring the ability to stay connected, productive and entertained when reliable power isn't available.

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies, APC delivers Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses.

APC Laptop Chargers come with a two-year warranty and free technical support. SurgeArrest Essential P6WU2 is available with a lifetime equipment protection policy. The universal APC Laptop Charger (starting at $29.99 MSRP) will be available later this month. SurgeArrest Essential P6WU2 ($19.99 MSRP) is available now. Both product lines can be seen in CES Booth #40119–APC by Schneider Electric. For more information, please visit

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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