SMART UPS X 1500VA RACKTOWER LCD 120V - Reviews
APC Smart-UPS X 1500 VA Tower/Rack Mountable UPS - 1500VA/1200W - 5.8 Minute Full Load - 8 x NEMA 5-15R is rated out of 5 by 26.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good standalone, mediocre with external batteries. I've owned one for a few years now and it's provided great service, but there's a couple of issues that have greatly disappointed me. For one, the AVR appears to have a very limited surge range which required manually setting the input transfer-to-battery voltage to 130V to avoid constant transfer to battery. While okay on its own, once the input goes above a certain voltage AVR did not function, thereby passing the full 129V input I was getting to the load. While within the theoretical input voltage of the attached equipment, the fact that it did not drop it at all was a disappointment. Secondly, and the larger of the two issues currently for me, happened after having added an external battery pack (a SMX48RMBP2US). After a while the batteries in it (7 of 8) failed pretty badly without any visible indication and the unit did not alert me at all. If one of the battery cages from the external pack was swapped with the unit's main battery, it would clearly indicate the batteries were non-functional, but when used in the SMX48RMBP2US, there was no indication that they were bad. When pulled from the unit and tested the two battery packs were only 38V or less. Save yourself the money and get a non-extended runtime unit, or use with your own external battery monitoring circuit, as there does not appear to be any way for the main unit to tell they failed unless the internal pack has also failed, which is, in my opinion, very bad for providing continuous power. I'm lucky I checked my external battery packs for other reasons before the main pack failed.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by WeirdBeard from Great Works great. Gets the job done. Would for sure recommend. 5/5 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Splattered23 from Beefy Rackmount 1500VA UPS System Big sturdy and reliable 1500VA UPS Rackmount UPS. Includes the Network Management Card built in for remote management. Looks great in a rack very sleek in black. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purchasing from Great Product I Purchase around 20 of the SMX1500RM2U per year, and have only seen one have any problem. APC fixed it quickly, and it was back in service.
Date published: 2019-09-26