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powercom BNT-1500AP 1500 VA 900 Watts 5 Outlets UPS

  • 1500 VA 900 Watts
  • 5 Outlets
  • RS-232

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Powercom's BLACK KNIGHT PRO BNT-1500AP is a microprocessor controlled line-interactive UPS designed to provide high-performance power protection for advanced servers, workstations and PCs.

Under normal conditions, the UPS' line-interactive circuit adjusts and filters power fluctuations continuously and automatically, ensuring that all connected devices are operating properly. In the event of power failure, the UPS seamlessly transfers to battery power without interruption. The maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery lets the UPS run for 70-80 minutes, so you have time to close files and protect data. It also protects your data lines against surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances.

The included UPSMON power management software automatically saves and closes open files and shutdowns the PC in an intelligent and orderly fashion, with audible and visible alarms. It also tests all internal components, including the battery, so your UPS is always ready when you need it. Count on the BNT-1500AP and Powercom to keep your valuable equipment and data safe!

  • newegg 900W/1500VA Output Power The Powercom Black Knight Pro BNT-1500AP provides a whopping 900 Watts / 1500 VA of maximum output capacity, enough to keep even the most power-hungry system running during power outages.
  • newegg Impressive Battery Run Time The built-in battery provides up to 80 minutes of runtime, so you can properly shut down your equipment in instances of extended length power outages.
  • newegg Dataline Surge Protection Network/Phone protection safeguards your connected equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along utility and phone lines.
  • newegg Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) AVR intelligently adjusts voltages to safe levels without using the battery, so you can work indefinitely during brownouts and overvoltage situations, saving the battery for power outages when you need it most.
  • newegg Power Management Software Included The intelligent UPSMON Power Management Software automatically saves data in open files, closes open application and gracefully shuts down the operating system in a power outage, without any user attendance.

Learn more about the Powercom BNT-1500AP

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Dmitriy G.
  • 9/13/2012 1:32:51 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Went back to look when I bought mine, the invoice is dated 7/14/2010, so it has been over two years. I'm typing this review while my workstation and monitor are running off the unplugged UPS. The alarm is beeping and the transfer to worked perfectly. I'm not sure if the internal battery can be updated, I have to assume so. I was also curious about the transfer time so after two years I finally looked up the specs:

Equipped with AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator).
Better protection ability
Equipped with inverter, which yields less charging time.
Transfer time: 2~4 ms.
More energy efficient and cost effective than Off-Line UPS.
Workstations and small to mid size servers.

Originally I got this for clean power to my overclocked i7 EE. Now I am glad I have it after moving because the lights dim all the time. I got a smaller APC for the iMac.

Cons: Thing gets warm in the summer which is bad for my office because it is in the garage and not well ventilated. I wish we didn't have to rely on the software to get simple readout, but that's probably part of the marketing strategy to get you to buy the higher model.

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  • Aaron M.
  • 9/3/2012 5:16:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's saved me many a times.

Pros: Great price. The 2 12v batteries ran in series gives a great run time and output. I've clocked this UPS at 26 minutes running my 800w power supply, monitor, router and modem.

Cons: Software sucks and the alarm is horrendously loud.

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  • Lee K.
  • 11/2/2011 9:27:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsHad mine 30 months

Pros: Worked great in the past no issues.

Cons: Running time is very low like 3 minutes on a full charge when new for a pc that used 800watts under load.

Other Thoughts: Just ordered replacement batteries for it to see if I can give it a new lease on life. The item was open boxed when i bought it and I actually bought the bigger BNT-2000VA which is actually this model with some diffrent jumpers shorted.

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  • Andrei I.
  • 1/29/2011 3:47:23 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworthless

Pros: somewhat cheap - Made in USA; that is about it.

Cons: at 25% load the battery drains in less than 5 minutes (and that is on a unit less than 15 months old).
No USB port - needs serial cable: what modern computer comes with a serial port?

Other Thoughts: I paid $184 for this unit about 14 months ago (price is down to $140 now) and it was the biggest mistake I could have made when purchasing an UPS. At a 20 to 25% load the battery drains from 95% to 30% in less than 3 minutes. Do not be fooled by the "70-80 minutes backup time:" for that to happen you'll probably need to use a 25 watt power supply. Vendor support is basically non-existent (just check the powercom website); return and repair is a nightmare.
In the end, you get what you pay for: there is a reason why Cyberpower and APC cost twice as much....
This is junk - do not waste your money unless you plan to use this c*ap to power up a 20 watt light bulb for 30 minutes. Horrible product, horrible vendor service and support. Shame on Newegg for allowing 2nd hand vendors to sell junk products here....

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  • Andrew K.
  • 1/4/2011 12:25:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPaid for itself a few times by now

Pros: The power in my area is really, REALLY terrible. The power has the bad habit of turning off for a few seconds and then coming back on, as frequently as every few weeks. This UPS has saved my new computer numerous times from being taken down. I have even heard the UPS switch to battery mode and then back when I didn't think there was a power anomaly, only to deduce that there was just some ripple or something to that effect. There are lots of outlets, and the unit can run my high end computer for a while before dieing.

Cons: It's poorly shielded electrically, so it buzzes really loud when it's in battery mode. This is almost a Pro, though, since it makes it more obvious that a power event is occurring so that you can shut down the computer safely in case you didn't hear the alarm.

It's heavy, but that's lead acid batteries for you.

The big thing, though, is that it heats up while in regular use. The engineer in me can't help but note that that energy is coming from somewhere, and that that somewhere is almost certainly the wall outlet, and in turn my pocket. It's a small price to pay for protection, though.

Other Thoughts: It seems really dumb for me to have a large unit that takes AC and rectifies it to charge a battery, so that in the case of a power outage I can take the DC from the battery, invert it to AC for the PSU of the computer, then rectify it back to DC for the internal components of the computer. When will some company make an integrated PSU/UPS that skips all of the inefficiencies of all of the inverting and rectifying and just rectifies the wall current once and is done with it?

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/18/2010 10:23:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill kicking!

Pros: I needed some VoltAmps and 5 plugs at a low cost slim design
Rear plug connection Great++

I have not had any problems with this device
When the power shuts off this keeps the server and network alive for atleast 60 minutes (90W-100W) I have not had the luck to measure how long it really works at those power levels

Compared to other Big Brands this one works great for a simple solution.

Cons: Cannot convince people the importance of owning these.

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  • Rebekah L.
  • 9/20/2010 10:50:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggssoftware works only with select OSs

Pros: Who knows? I have no monitoring software.

Cons: The software doesn't work with a Mac, nor will any third party software work with this UPS. Powercom was not able to help me at all over the phone. The guy even insisted at first that I had the wrong phone number. The software compatibility is not posted anywhere on newegg or on the powercom-usa website.

Other Thoughts: I suppose I'm stupid for thinking that the software would be compatible with my computer. But posting it somewhere would have been nice. Now what? I have to return this extremely heavy battery all because of the monitoring software?

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3 out of 5 eggsGreat till it went bad

Pros: One of the best VA per $ for it's time. It was supported Linux with NUT. No problems there. The only issues I had was that you had to go manually silence the alarm every few minutes if the power was out.

Cons: The UPS worked great and the as the battery aged it eventually was not holding much charge. This was a about at the 4 year mark. I knew it the battery was bad so I didn't expect it to do much of anything other than be a surge protector and maybe a bit of line conditioning. That is not what happened. Over the next 6 month I had 3 PSUs die on me. Even before I put the UPS in, I didn't have that much problem with 'dirty' power. I pulled it out of my infrastructure and the dying PSU issue went away too.

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  • Dirk W.
  • 8/4/2010 9:24:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdoes what it does well

Pros: This unit does what it does well, recent power surges fried some of my equipment but this unit and everything attached to it is still working like a charm.

As a relatively cheap UPS it can't be beaten in reliability or capacity.

Cons: The plugs in the back are a little odd with one being different from the rest
The beeping tends to be delayed until a few seconds after the power went off. During power flickers it often does not start to beep untill power is already back.
The unit tends to run very hot.

Other Thoughts: It is fairly heavy, heavier than my 23" CRT monitor.
I'm kind curious how much of an additional power draw it dissipates as heat.

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  • Steven P.
  • 3/26/2010 1:23:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs


Cons: NONE

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