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APC J15 Home Theater Power Conditioner, Surge Protector (1.5kVA/15A) & 865W Battery Backup - 12 Outlets, 3 Coax Pairs (Incl. 1 Splitter), RJ45 Data & RJ11 Phone Line Protection - Black

APC J15 Home Theater Power Conditioner, Surge Protector (1.5kVA/15A) & 865W Battery Backup - 12 Outlets, 3 Coax Pairs (Incl. 1 Splitter), RJ45 Data & RJ11 Phone Line Protection - Black
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APC J15 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Surge Protection
  • 3Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • 4Isolated Noise Filter Banks (INFB)
  • 5Front Panel Controls and Indicators
  • 6AC-Powered Outlets
  • 7DC Trigger Mini-Jack
  • 8LCD Display and Unit Customization
  • 9Removable Support Feet

The APC J15 12 Outlet Power Conditioner with Battery Backup offers excellent value protection for home theater systems. Surge protected outlets keep all components safe from damaging surges, spikes and even lightning. Noise filter banks reduce electromagnetic and radio frequency interference that can harm picture and sound quality. Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) keeps voltage levels steady to ensure safe operation during low and high voltage conditions. Battery backup power keeps the home theater on, protects expensive TV bulbs and saves recordings stored on a DVR when the power goes out.

The J15 provides battery backup power to maintain uninterrupted power for the home theater in the event of a power blackout. Battery backup power not only prevents interruptions in your entertainment, it also prevents lost pre-sets, lost information stored on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), damaged hard drives, and premature projector bulb wear and tear.

Sequenced turn-on and off ensures that connected equipment is powered-up/down in the proper order and with the right amount of delay between the stages. It allows you to program a delay into the sequence between 0 and 10 seconds. This feature helps to eliminate any "popping" sounds coming from speakers when turning on the system. This delay feature also eliminates transients that can affect connected components, e.g. digital projectors.

Surge Protection

The J15 provides guaranteed protection against damaging surges, spikes and even lightning. The unit not only provides protection from surges traveling over AC power lines, but also protects against surges traveling over system data lines including COAX, Ethernet and telephone lines.

Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)

The J15 provides AVR which is engaged to correct low and high voltage conditions. In doing so, all equipment connected to the unit are protected against these undesired voltage fluctuations, thus, prolonging the life of the equipment. Low voltage conditions can also negatively impact video quality.

Isolated Noise Filter Banks (INFB)

The J150 provides INFB technology to eliminate electromagnetic and RF interference that can negatively impact sound and video quality. Each filter bank is electrically isolated from each other to prevent noise generated by one component from polluting other connected components.

Front Panel Controls and Indicators

  • Wiring OK Status Indicator
  • Line OK Status Indicator
  • Line Boost Status Indicator (AVR activated)
  • Line Trim Status Indicator (AVR activated)
  • Filtering Status Indicator
  • Switched On Status Indicator
  • Delayed On Status Indicator
  • Select Push Button
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Setup Push Button
  • Low Battery Status Indicator
  • On/Off switch

AC-Powered Outlets

The outlets are arranged according to the type of filtering protection provided for a given application. They are split up into the following groups: Digital filter outlets, video filter outlets, analog filter outlets, and high current filter outlets.

DC Trigger Mini-Jack

When connected to a component acting as a DC trigger, that component controls turn on/off of the "delayed" outlet banks. The J15 also allows that DC signal to pass through to another connected component. The maximum input voltage for the DC Trigger is 30VDC.

LCD Display and Unit Customization

Conveys information about unit and power status. It is also used to display information when making settings changes to the unit.

Removable Support Feet

Feet can be unscrewed and removed to save space when rack mounting.

APC J15 Specs

Input1x 10' IEC Power Cord with 3-prong plug (NEMA 5-15R)
3x Coaxial F connector inputs (incl. 1 splitter)
1x RJ11 telephone line input
1x RJ45 ethernet line input
Output12x 3-prong AC power outlets (NEMA 5-15P)
4x Coaxial F connector outputs
2x RJ11 Telephone outputs (2 line, 4 wire with splitter)
1x RJ45 ethernet output
1x USB input/output
Surge Energy Rating4500 joules
BatteryMaintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte; leakproof
Typical Backup RuntimeFull Load: 3.9 minutes
Half Load: 13.4 minutes
Rated Watt Capacity865 Watts / 1500 VA
Max Configurable Power865 Watts / 1500 VA
Nominal Output Voltage120 V
Output Frequency47 - 63 Hz
Nominal Input Voltage120 V (Input voltage range for main operations: 90 - 140 V)
Input Frequency50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz (auto sensing)
Power Consumption (Idle).345 A (by itself)
Maximum Input Current12 A
Input Breaker Capacity15.0 A
Audible AlarmYes, adjustable
Agency CertificationsCSA, FCC Part 15 Class B, FCC Part 68, UL 1778, UL 498
CompatibilityMost AC powered A/V equipment (rack mountable)
Environmental Requirements32 - 104 °F (-0 - 40 °C), 0 - 95% Relative Humidity
Dimensions17.0 x 5.3 x 18.0" (43.2 x 13.3 x 45.7 cm) WxHxD
Weight47 lb (21.3 kg)
Equipment Protection$750,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
Additional Info
  • Let Through Voltage Rating: <85 V
  • Rated Input Current: 12 A
  • Input Breaker Capacity: 15 A
  • Typical Recharge Time to 90% Capacity: <16 hrs
Packaging Info
Package Weight57.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 21 x 13"

APC J15 Reviews

Excellent product and service.

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-12

My second APC product, the first one is over twelve years ago and still going strong. Very stout. I bought it through B and H, and it went smoothly. In fact, it arrived a few days before I was expecting it. Excellent.

Protect your AV Equipment with Battery Backup!

By Splattered23
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-17

Really nice looking Power Conditioner for your AV Equipment that handles 1.5kVA & Battery Backup. Highly Recommended!

Great Product from APC

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-07-26

I was getting several spikes a week causing my home theater system to shut down and then come back on - then the 15 minute wait for DirecTV receiver to reboot. The system was connected to a Monster power center, but had no battery backup. This APC has solved that problem - no more shutdowns with the battery backup. The only downfall is that this thing is a monster in weight and size. Measure your openings carefully, I had to cut out the back of my entertainment center to get the depth I needed.


By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-02-09

I use the J15 to power my 46 LCD, pioneer elite receiver, xbox, playstation, nintendo wii, HD sat box and a sony blu-ray player. It seems be well built and works well. In my opinion the front panel would look a little better if apc would have used chrome paint instead of silver, but that is just personal preference. I also would have liked to have an amp draw meter along with the volts but i can live without it. All and all it is a pretty nice machine for the money and I would recommend to someone.

Solid build and great looking!

By RichD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-29

These are the only power conditioners we recommend for our clients A/V rooms, conference rooms and home theater installs. Have recommended for almost 10 years and never an issue!

Great features

By Kjm119
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-17

Company purchased some of these for our set up and I was impressed with this product. Reasonable cost and the vendor support was amazing. Communication was great and straightforward

life saver

By osudk33dhsk129
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-31

Living in rural Florida, and having lightning storms is the norm, my apartment complex was built in the 80's so we are having power fluctuations constantly, this would effect my over the air channels reception, the edition of this equipment has helped with this issue.

APC Man 4 Life

By bigzboy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-11

For over 5 years, the conditioner and all equipment attached are running beautifully. Nice to know everything connected has a stepped sine wave whether on AC or battery and automatic voltage trim to keep everybody happy. Ample filtered protection for all of your ac needs, with labels to keep it all strategically placed and protected, 3 coax sources, Ethernet (RJ45), telephone/data (RJ11) and DC Trigger. Also has a Data connection to monitor its operation on your computer with PowerChute software. Maintenance and battery replacement are a snap with the easily removable front panel. The front display offers brightness options and makes set-up a breeze, placing system status and control where you need it. Mine runs a high end AV system; Panasonics' former flagship Plasma TV, 2 Panasonic DMP-BDT-500 DVD units, Panasonic PV-8451 VCR (yeah, I still have one), Yamaha Aventage AV control, Definitive Technology Pro Subwoofer, CISCO 4742HDC converter and a CISCO WRVS 4400N router. Everything in my home of importance and all in my office are protected with APC for life.

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Does this unit include the ability to mount in ...

Does this unit include the ability to mount in rack?
Asked by: Bruce
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the J15 can be rack mounted. You would just need to purchase the rack mount kit SRAILKIT.
Answered by: APCProductSupport
Date published: 2019-03-01

does this unit mount in rack?

does this unit mount in rack?
Asked by: Bruce
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the J15 can be rack mounted. You would just need to purchase the rack mount kit SRAILKIT.
Answered by: APCProductSupport
Date published: 2019-03-01


Do all 12 outlets have battery back-up on this model?
Asked by: Anonymous
The APC J15 will provide all outlets with surge protection, voltage regulation, noise filtering and battery backup power.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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