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125 of 132 people found the following review helpful
Excellent voltage regulation and battery backup., October 26, 2016
By Philip –
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This review is from: Tripp Lite 1500VA 900W UPS Battery Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, Line-Interactive, 10 Outlets, 120V, USB, Tel & Coax Protection (SMART1500LCDT) (Electronics)
I am very happy with this UPS. I did quite a bit of reading before I purchased it because of some of the mixed reviews. I’ll cover the ones it seemed were mentioned the most. First: odor. When I first plugged mine in it had a VERY SLIGHT odor for the first couple weeks. I would pretty much have to be sitting right next to it to notice. Second: noise. The fan can hardly be heard when it’s running and the unit is virtually silent all other times. Third: Heat. Mine has never been more than barely warm to the touch. Fourth: brightness. The display is what I would describe as a cool blue in color. It doesn’t shine light in and of itself so it doesn’t light up the room. So unless it is directly in your line of sight while laying in bed with the room completely dark, I wouldn’t consider it an issue. Fifth: Output. I noticed some people are concerned about the unit having a pulse modulated sine wave. From what I’ve read, unless you are running very voltage-sensitive devices such as medical equipment, the output of the unit will work just fine for home electronic equipment. Like anyone else who just purchased a UPS, one of the first things I did was unplug it so it would run on battery power and see how my computer acted. I have a 4Ghz cpu o/c to 4.6 with a 980ti video card running 3dMark11 at max settings pulling about 600 watts and I ran it for about 10 minutes and it didn’t even blink so I’m confident that the juice being supplied is clean enough for a pc.Lastly, I live in a very rural area (my address is a rural route!) so we have our share of power fluctuations/outages. This unit proved is worth the other day when out of nowhere the lights dimmed and flashed for a second (resetting the microwave of course) and freaking out the printer. The unit reacted instantly and the computer didn’t notice a thing. Voltage line conditioning was one of the main features I was looking at when I was shopping for a UPS. This one already proved it’s mettle in that area for me.In the end, if you are looking for excellent voltage protection/backup for your home computer/electronic equipment, I highly recommend this product.
433 of 442 people found the following review helpful
Quick Generator Test, February 20, 2014
By INSERTsmileyFACEhere –
This review is from: Tripp Lite 1300VA UPS Battery Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, 8 Outlets, 120V 720W, Tel & Coax Protection, USB (SMART1300LCDT) (Electronics)
We live in an area where our power has been going out more frequently each year. So we tested five units on generator power.
With the generator running (Westinghouse 7500e), the test is with approximately 3000 watts running the house……
APC BE550G continually clicked over to the battery (back and fourth).
CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD, CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD, and APC BR1000G all accepted the generator power until I turned on the microwave. Then the units continually clicked over to the battery (back and fourth).
Tripp Lite Smart1300LCDT was the only one that accepted the generator power and stayed on the generator power even when I turned on the microwave. In other words, the Tripp Lite did not continuously flip over to the battery and back again, it stayed on the generator power.
We went with the Tripp Lite because the AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) was the most consistent and stable of the group we tested.
If running sensitive electronics on generator power, you might want to look into ‘on-line’ UPS.
Using Imac I did not have to install the software…..it automatically recognized the unit.
I love Amazon, but was sad to see the item was ‘non-returnable’. We bought it from Staples because they matched Amazon’s price and we could return the item just in-case something didn’t work right.
**Edit January 2015: Had it for 1 year now, and still very happy with the product. Also noticed that Amazon has changed their return policy, and is now allowing the product to be returnable.
**Edit January 2016: Had it for 2 years now, and still very happy with the product. Original batteries are still going strong.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Unit does NOT auto start, May 29, 2018
By Fred S. Parmenter –
There is a major flaw with this device and almost all similar Tripp Lite devices except the SU series. And that is the unit does not auto turn itself ON. Here’s what I mean. Say you have a router plugged into this device and power is lost to your home. This unit will keep the router powered just fine, until this unit’s battery is drained. Believe it or not, when power to the home is restored this unit will NOT auto-turn ON and send power to the router. You have to manually push a button on this unit to start it. This is hard to believe. I have confirmed it with Tripp Lite tech support. In my case I am leaving my home for a few months so no one would be around to push this unit’s ON button. Tech support’s answer was to return this unit to Amazon and buy one of their more expensive SU products. Or, to not use the product when I am away from home and leave the router plugged into a normal outlet. Who would have designed a UPS unit where you have to be present to turn it ON? And where it couldn’t turn itself ON?
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