APC Smart UPS Battery Backup Supply


One thing I have yet to talk about is battery backups for computers. These are also called UPS or uninterruptible power supplies. They can provide you with much needed run or shut down time in the case that your power goes out. If you aren’t lucky enough to have diesel or natural gas powered generators online, then this type of device can really save your tail. The reason lies in the difference between a graceful and an ungraceful shutdown. A graceful shutdown allows the operating system to close out processes in the normal way. An ungraceful one will terminate those things in a way that could potentially hose your files and/or operating system. That’s down time and loss of data you don’t need. And that’s where something like the APC Smart UPS DLA1500 can come in.

One of the really nice features of the APC UPS is the PowerChute software that is included. This allows you to hook up your APC via USB to your computer or server and allow auto graceful shutdowns in the case of power loss. Trust me on this one – it can really save your tail. It also includes a pretty neat integrated web browser for checking functions and vital signs. The battery is maintenance free with easy change out capability. And the APC features 8 outlet slots for your various devices. Here are the rest of the specs:

  • Input Connection Type: NEMA 5-15P
  • Cord Length: 6 ft.
  • Watts: 980 Watt
  • Voltage: 120 VAC
  • Volt Amps: 1440 VA
  • Output Nominal Voltage: 120 V
  • Full Load Run Time: 6.7 minutes
  • Half Load Run Time: 23.9 minutes
  • Type: Maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte : leakproof
  • Surge Energy Capacity: 459 Joules
  • Connected Equipment Warranty: $150,000
  • LEDs: On Battery, Online, Overload
  • Alarms: Low Battery, On Battery
  • Serial: Db9 RS-232 Communication Port
  • USB: 1 USB Port
  • Ethernet: SmartSlot
  • Software Included: PowerChute
  • Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 C
  • Dimensions: 8.50″ x 6.70″ x 17.30″
  • Weight: 53 lbs.
  • Outlets: 8 Nema 5-15R Outlets