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APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V

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Product Highlights
  • LCD Interface
  • Hot-Swappable Battery
  • Easy Battery Replacement
  • Audible Alarms
  • Cold Start Capable
  • 8x NEMA 5-15R
  • USB Connectivity

The Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V from APC provides power to your important computer components in the event of an electrical outage. The Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) contains a battery which continues to power computers, monitors and other components if the electricity is cut from them. An LCD status display provides information including remaining battery life, load capacity, and event notices. The battery is hot-swappable and easy to replace. An audible alarm alerts you of events like power outage and low battery.

Intuitive LCD Interface
Provides clear and accurate information in multiple languages with the ability to configure the UPS locally with easy to use navigation keys.
Predictive Replace Battery Date
Dynamically provides the month and year when battery replacement is recommended to aide in long term maintenance planning.
InfraStruXure Central Compatible
Enables centralized management via APC InfraStruXure Central.
SmartSlot
Customize UPS capabilities with management cards.
Cold-start Capable
Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out.
Serial Connectivity
Use any Home Automation network to monitor and control the S20 through its RS-232 serial port.
Resettable Circuit Breakers
Enables a quick recovery from overload events.
Hot-Swappable Batteries
Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced.
Disconnected Battery Notification
Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
Automatic Self-Test
Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
Automatic Restart of Loads After UPS Shutdown
Automatically starts up the connected equipment upon the return of utility power.
Adjustable Voltage-Transfer Points
Maximizes useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation.
Adjustable Voltage Sensitivity
Provides the ability to adapt the UPS for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications.
Audible Alarms
Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS conditions.
User-Replaceable Batteries
Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).
USB Connectivity
Provides management of the UPS via a USB port.
Serial Connectivity
Provides management of the UPS via a serial port.
Temperature-Compensated Battery Charging
Prolongs battery life by regulating the charge voltage according to battery temperature.
Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
Gives higher application availability by correcting low and high voltage conditions without using the battery.
Intelligent Battery Management
Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
Safety-Agency Approved
Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment. UL, FCC, CE, C-Tick approvals.
Power Conditioning
Protects connected loads from surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances.
Network Manageable
Provides remote management of the UPS over the network.
Adjustable Voltage Sensitivity
Provides the ability to adapt the Power Conditioner for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications.
Predicative Failure Notification
Provides early-warning fault analysis ensuring proactive component replacement.
LED Status Indicators
Quickly understand unit and power status with visual indicators.
InfraStruXure Manager Compatible
Enables centralized management via the APC InfraStruXure Manager.
Field-Replaceable Power Distribution Panel
Ensures compatibility with equipment that has different plug types.
Input AC 120V 50/60Hz
Output 980W/1440VA
Surge Energy Rating 459 Joules
Battery Type: Maintenance-free Sealed Lead-Acid Battery with Suspended Electrolyte (Leakproof)
Typical Recharge Time: 3 hours
Replacement Battery: RBC7
Typical Backup Runtime ~173 minutes @ 100W
~7.7 minutes @ 900W
Audible Alarm Yes
Agency Certifications Not Specified by Manufacturer
Compatibility NEMA 5-15R
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Storage Temperature: 5-113°F (-15-45°C)
Humidity: 0-95% (non-condensing)
Operating Elevation: Up to 10,000' (3000 m)
Storage Elevation: Up to 49,213' (15,000 m)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.7 x 8.5 x 17.3" (170 x 216 x 439mm)
Weight 53 lbs (24.1kg)
Equipment Protection Not Specified by Manufacturer
APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V
  • CD w/ Software
  • Smart-UPS Signaling RS-232 Cable
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty (2-Years for Batteries)
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    APCSmart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V
     
    4.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (19)
    • Reliable (19)
    • Quiet operation (18)
    • Easy to set up (16)
    • Long battery life (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end equipment (23)
      • Computers (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (24), Budget shopper (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (23), Personal (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for home office

      I have a home office where we have relatively good power but gliches from time to time. Besides my main computer and a backup, I have two RAID-type network storage devices, external disk...Read complete review

      I have a home office where we have relatively good power but gliches from time to time. Besides my main computer and a backup, I have two RAID-type network storage devices, external disk drives for video, and routers and modems that I want to protect. In particular, I don't want to lose any of the data on my NAS drives that is critical to my livelihood.

      I have had another, cheaper type of UPS in use in this office, but it recently failed just a few months beyond the warranty expiration. Also, I had had trouble with the other unit's USB connection working intermittantly. This time I decided to go for the APC SMT series because of the many good reviews.

      The install instructions that came with the unit are not helpful, but mine had a label affixed to the top of the unit that was very easy to follow. The batteries were already charged to almost full capacity. It was easy to just plug in the unit, answer a few questions for setup that appeared on the LED panel, and plug in my devices. I also installed the PowerChute Business software, which also was pretty straightforward. (You make the USB connection from your computer to the APC unit before installing the software.) So far, I am very pleased. I saw earlier reviews about fan noise, but mine sits under my computer table completely quiet most of the time, and when the fan comes on it is not that distracting. The LED panel on the front of the unit scrolls continuously through messages showing key information about the status of the unit. The software is incredibly powerful, even running self tests of the unit every two weeks (or how often you set). This particular unit puts out sine way type AC power, and also compensates for over and under voltate up to a given range without using the battery. Everything about the APC just has the feel of well engineered and high quality. I am very satisfied, and recommend this unit to others.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works the Way It is Supposed To

      So far it works. It was hard to set up and the instructions were not that clear. Have to let it charge for 24 hours. Hasn't broken yet.

      So far it works. It was hard to set up and the instructions were not that clear. Have to let it charge for 24 hours. Hasn't broken yet.

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      5.0

      Great for home office

      By Mark

      from Bethlehem, PA

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Power
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Long Lasting Power
      • Quiet Operation
      • Reliable Performance
      • Small Footprint

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

          I have a home office where we have relatively good power but gliches from time to time. Besides my main computer and a backup, I have two RAID-type network storage devices, external disk drives for video, and routers and modems that I want to protect. In particular, I don't want to lose any of the data on my NAS drives that is critical to my livelihood.

          I have had another, cheaper type of UPS in use in this office, but it recently failed just a few months beyond the warranty expiration. Also, I had had trouble with the other unit's USB connection working intermittantly. This time I decided to go for the APC SMT series because of the many good reviews.

          The install instructions that came with the unit are not helpful, but mine had a label affixed to the top of the unit that was very easy to follow. The batteries were already charged to almost full capacity. It was easy to just plug in the unit, answer a few questions for setup that appeared on the LED panel, and plug in my devices. I also installed the PowerChute Business software, which also was pretty straightforward. (You make the USB connection from your computer to the APC unit before installing the software.) So far, I am very pleased. I saw earlier reviews about fan noise, but mine sits under my computer table completely quiet most of the time, and when the fan comes on it is not that distracting. The LED panel on the front of the unit scrolls continuously through messages showing key information about the status of the unit. The software is incredibly powerful, even running self tests of the unit every two weeks (or how often you set). This particular unit puts out sine way type AC power, and also compensates for over and under voltate up to a given range without using the battery. Everything about the APC just has the feel of well engineered and high quality. I am very satisfied, and recommend this unit to others.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Cant live without

          By Danderson

          from NJ

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Long Lasting Power
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Large

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment
          • Server

          Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

          Protect Server from Surge outs and Lights out.
          Automatic Shutdown software.
          Large ;p

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Meets the spec to run a workstation

          By Terry

          from New York

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Power
          • Quiet Operation
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

            I have a high end workstation (HP Z800) which has a power supply that requires a "pure" sine wave. Cheaper consumer models don't meet this spec. This professional grade unit outputs a pure sine wave and delivers enough power to run my workstation, monitors, and external drives. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it is expensive.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It Works!

            By mbsfoto

            from Plantation/Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Power
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Quiet Operation
            • Reliable Performance
            • Small Footprint

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Equipment
              • Small Office Studio

              Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

              Yes, it works perfectly! After setting it up and plugging it in, the very next day we experienced one of our normal power disruptions. It lasted for about 15 seconds. And I kept working, never loosing one bit of a file. The Smart-UPS took over seamlessly and with no hesitation or lag time. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. Shame on me.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By TC

              from Danville

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quiet Operation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                  Works like it says and it's quiet.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Its an APC they just work.

                  By Shoric1

                  from Jersey Shore NJ

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Menu And Truing To Shutof

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                      I have used APC's on networks for a couple decades. They work and I found the fan to be the quietest of any APC I have owned.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great!!!

                      By JB

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adequate Power
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Having Around The House
                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                      I've been using this APC for about a month now. It is a primary back up for my various computer/hardware system. It can easily handle quite a bit of power and the battery lasts a long time. I have my mac pro, external RAID, PCI expansion and many other things plugged into it with now problem.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works as advertized

                      By cpmodem

                      from Grants Pass, OR

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Lasting Power
                      • Quiet Operation
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Use With Emerg Generator

                        Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                        I have 2 personal computers with 2 monitors and a cable modem and a wifi router connected. The computers and monitors are on one outlet group and the modem and router are on another. I programmed in a 3 minute delay for the computers and monitors for power up. That gives the modem and router time to power up and get the network up and running before the computers. I have tested this setup by unplugging the power cord to the UPS while all equipment was on and running tasks. There wasn't a glitch in power whatsoever and my devices never knew that the change over to battery power had occurred. I ran the equipment for 2hrs and 20 minutes before the UPS battery became depleated. At which time the software initiated an orderly shutdown of the two computers and finally the UPS. There is no noise from the UPS when not on battery power and then it is just a slight hum. Not any louder than any of the other equipment in my home office. There is nothing about it I don't like. The weight is to be expected as it has basically 8 12v lead acid motorcycle batteries inside. I may consider going with a lithium ion battery set when this one wears out, but much will depend on cost at the time. So far this has been a great purchase for my needs.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Works the Way It is Supposed To

                        By Carol the photographer

                        from Englewood Cliffs, NJ

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Power
                        • Quiet Operation
                        • Small Footprint

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Set Up

                        Best Uses

                        • Emergency Electrical Pose

                        Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                        So far it works. It was hard to set up and the instructions were not that clear. Have to let it charge for 24 hours. Hasn't broken yet.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Sophisticated Machine!

                        By KMPro

                        from Wellsboro, PA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Power
                        • Long Lasting Power
                        • Quiet Operation
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Small Footprint

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Set Up

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Equipment

                        Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                        Nice product, works well; I spend hours at a time working on photos in Photoshop and don't like losing work due to power glitches. It was more than a bit tricky to set the unit up however since the accompanying directions were not easy to follow and I'm not a novice at installing things. It took a long call to the company to get it up and operating. Fortunately the "tech" I dealt with was excellent. I also have an older APC UPS unit with my other dated computer which is/was fantastic; I expect the same and more from this model.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Love these Units

                        By Senior Adult IT

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Power
                        • Easy To Change Battery
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Long Lasting Power
                        • Many Rear Outlets
                        • Quiet Operation
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Small Footprint

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • computers
                          • Having Around The House
                          • High-End Equipment
                          • Security Systems
                          • Servers

                          Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                          We have over 30 of these units in the company. We use them for accounting computers, servers and security systems. In having all these units the same we only have to keep one spare replacement battery in stock rather than a bunch of different types for different units.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Just as advertised

                          By REG

                          from Alabama

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                the Smart-UPS was ordered wtih a network card. It installed flawlessly and is working without a hitch. Highly recommend

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Product!!

                                By Jack

                                from Youngsville, LA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adequate Power
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Long Lasting Power
                                • Quiet Operation
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Equipment

                                  Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                  B & H had a great price and was easy to work with. Although I was concerned about the reviews that stated it was noisy, this unit is very quiet when not running on batteries. My backup drive makes more noise. I did not enjoy spending this much money on a UPS, but had to in order for my 27'' iMac to run properly. The lesser priced 1500 UPS does not put out an exceptable type of electricity for my 2011 iMac. I wish they would openly put this exclusion / problem on there box. It would have saved me (and a lot of other people) a lot of time returning, setting up, etc..

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  DOA

                                  By Bitstopjoe

                                  from Pen Argyl, PA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adequate Power
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Long Lasting Power
                                  • Quiet Operation
                                  • Reliable Performance
                                  • Small Footprint

                                  Cons

                                  • Other than DOA none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All my PC equipment
                                  • High-End Equipment

                                  Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                  Sadly the UPS did not work upon taking it out of the box. None of the indicator lights or buttons on the front panel worked. I spent over 2 hrs online with APC to try and remedy the situation, but to no avail.
                                  They were nice enough to send me a brand new unit in an advance ship and even paid to ship back the defective unit.
                                  I do not blame B&H for the defective unit, as "stuff" happens. I would have given 5 stars had the unit not been DOA.

                                  Joe

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Sherwood

                                  from Hatfield, PA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adequate Power
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Long Lasting Power
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • High-End Equipment

                                    Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                    UPS performs as expected. Currently have my Mac Pro, 30" NEC monitor and printer plugged in and only showing a 25% load. Using the USB cable to communicate UPS status and commands to my Mac.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Recieved in less then 24 hours

                                    By Doc

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adequate Power
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Long Lasting Power
                                    • Quiet Operation
                                    • Reliable Performance
                                    • Small Footprint

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Equipment

                                      Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                      Replaced our old back up with the Smart-UPS. No problems, works great

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Replaced my 10 year APC 1400AV

                                      By Allan

                                      from White Plains, NY

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adequate Power
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Long Lasting Power
                                      • Quiet Operation
                                      • Reliable Performance
                                      • Small Footprint

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Network

                                      Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                      Need new battery for my 10 years old SMU 1400, so decided to get a new APC that included the battery.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product - worth the money

                                      By Power Supply Guy

                                      from New Hampshire

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Reliable Performance
                                      • Small Footprint

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy to lift

                                      Best Uses

                                      • PC or Server Protection

                                      Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                      I already had one of these and just bought three more. I use them as back-up for servers that I have running some critical processes. I plug both power supplies from a Dell 2950 server into one of these units.

                                      Note that the two 750 watt power supplies in each server only draw about 250 watts continuously.

                                      The display on the UPS says that it will provide about 50 minutes of run-time.

                                      It shouldn't take anywhere near that amount of time for the generator to come online but it's always good to have a buffer.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does everything it is supposed to do!

                                      By Animal Life Saver

                                      from Charleston, SC

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adequate Power
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Long Lasting Power
                                      • Quiet Operation
                                      • Reliable Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Equipment

                                        Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                        Set up and start up couldn't be easier.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Ideal UPS for Mac Pro

                                        By Captain

                                        from Northern Michigan

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adequate Power
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Quiet Operation

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy
                                        • Large Footprint

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Equipment

                                        Comments about APC Smart-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V:

                                        I was concerned that the UPS would lack the power to wake my Mac Pro and Cinema Display from sleep during a power outage. It wakes the computer with plenty of power to spare. It also operates quieter than I had expected. The only downside it its large size and extreme weight. It seems well built and was easy to set up. Works will with my Mac OS X 10.5.8 operating system.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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