The APC Smart-UPS 1000VA USB & Serial 230V by leaders in critical power and cooling services, APC by Schneider Electric, shows extremely high efficiency at low, medium and high load levels making it ideal for today’s multi-core or virtualised servers that have varying load consumption.
According to Jonathan Duncan, director for the Central and North East Africa region at APC by Schneider Electric, this Smart-UPS model gives higher application availability by correcting low and high voltage conditions without using the battery through its boost and trim automatic regulation (AVR). “With intelligent battery management, the Smart-UPS 1000VA USB & Serial 230V maximises battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging. It is also equipped with power conditioning and so protects connected loads from surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances. In addition, battery life is prolonged by regulating the charge voltage according to battery temperature and it automatically starts up the connected equipment upon the return of utility power.”
Added to this is a periodic self-test, which ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced and, because it is cold start capable, it provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out. Furthermore, a disconnected battery notification warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
In terms of manageability, the model provides remote management of the UPS over the network. Audible alarms actively let the user know if the unit is on battery, if the battery is low or if there is an overload condition.
“LED status indicators also quickly allow users to understand both the unit and power status with visual indicators. Serial connectivity provides management of the UPS via a serial port and USB connectivity provides management of the UPS via a USB port,” explains Duncan.
The model’s user-replaceable batteries increases availability even more by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Surname says that its hot-swappable batteries ensure clean, uninterrupted power that will protect equipment while batteries are being replaced.
“Predictive failure notification further eases the serviceability of the Smart-UPS 1000VA USB & Serial 230V, as it provides early-warning fault analysis ensuring proactive component replacement. Added to this, are the resettable circuit breakers, which enable a quick recovery from overload events,” he says.
The product is also highly adaptable and maximise useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation. Says Duncan: “Its adjustable voltage sensitivity provides the ability to adapt the UPS for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications and a field-replaceable power distribution panel ensures compatibility with equipment that has different plug types.”
From a safety point of view, the model is safety-agency approved, guaranteeing that the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment.