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This unit has surge protection rating of up to 1500 Joules, allowing it to withstand long and continuous voltage surges. It can be used in places where the network experiences frequent brownouts/voltage spikes. It also has Ethernet, telephone and coaxial line protection. Ethernet line protection is quite important, since its cable connects directly to your computer and a power surge there can potentially damage the motherboard. See More
This unit comes with a user-friendly LCD display that shows various output parameters like runtime, current/load level, battery level, input voltage, overload and wiring fault. It's also useful for troubleshooting any technical problems with the system. See More
The CyberPower outputs a simulated sine wave, which is supported by almost all computer PSUs. In terms of output quality, a simulated sine wave will make sure that the PSU of your machine doesn't degrade over time from mismatched inputs. See More
Although its 1200W power rating can power up to four 300W desktops at once, a typical single desktop system actually requires two outlets for the computer and for the monitor (four simple systems would require eight outlets.) With only five outlets, you’ll also need to buy separate power strips for your computers in order to maximize the UPS’s power rating. See More
Its $189.99 price tag is a bargain, considering it has additional features like automated shutdown capabilities, data line protection and simulated sine output. Since it has line-interactive topology, it also has automatic voltage regulation which helps prevent premature battery failure. See More
Although the UPS lacks an LCD display, you can connect it to a computer via USB and use the included desktop software, which provides useful information such as loading conditions, battery state, battery runtime and overall input voltage quality. It also has a data logging feature for tracking down errors and can automatically shutdown your computers if the battery runs low during a long power outage. See More
The line-interactive topology on the unit allows it to passively “filter out” small voltage surges and brownouts (very short power outages) without even switching to battery. This ensures that the heart of your server—its PSU— won’t wear out quickly. See More
This unit is designed to be mounted on a standard 1U rackmount. This is a huge advantage over larger (2U) units as space in the server case is usually very costly. The unit also comes with the tabs and screws needed to mounted it on a 19 inch rack. See More
In terms of hardware and electrical design, a line-interactive UPS (with automatic voltage regulation) is considerably more expensive than a simple standby UPS (without automatic voltage regulation). For around $88.89, a line-interactive UPS is quite a bargain. Line-interactive topology allows the unit to regulate voltage during surges or brownouts without switching to battery, effectively reducing the chance of premature battery failure. See More
The default three minute battery life of this UPS (at full load) can be extended using external battery modules. A single battery module can triple the unit’s battery life from three to nine minutes on-battery lifetime at full load. Up to 10 of these modules can be attached for a total of 63 minutes at full load. The modules can also be installed even while the system is running. See More
A single external battery module costs $413.88 and has a 2U rack form factor. Doubling the on-battery lifespan of a single unit would cost about ⅔ of the price of the UPS. Also, space in a server rack is usually very limited, therefore, expensive. The external battery module would also take up 2U rack height, same as the UPS itself. See More
You can use the LCD control panel to control and view the UPS’s settings. The fact that it’s removable is quite helpful, since UPSs are often installed in inconvenient places such as crowded IT closets, at the bottom of a rack or even on the floor. The LCD panel can be placed up to 10 feet away from the UPS itself, though you’ll need a DB26 cable (not included) to connect it. See More
This unit comes with the tabs and screws necessary for mounting it on a U rack or a tower stand. This means you can opt to save precious space in a server enclosure by placing the UPS somewhere outside the network rack. Since the UPS has a large form factor (2U rack), this can be helpful. See More
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