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Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD Smart Pro Digital 1500 VA 900 Watts 8 Outlets Line Interactive UPS w/ LCD display

  • 1500 VA 900 Watts
  • 6 Outlets
  • RS-232, USB
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Power problems—including blackouts, brownouts, power surges and line noise—threaten your investment! They can damage or destroy PCs and other expensive equipment, wipe out valuable data and files, and degrade component performance. Get protected against these all-too-common power threats with Tripp Lite's SMART1500LCD Digital UPS System. It provides reliable battery backup that can keep entry-level PC systems operational for up to 75 minutes during blackouts. Advanced automatic voltage regulation (AVR) corrects brownouts and overvoltages back to safe 120V power without draining the UPS battery. Surge suppression and EMI/RFI line noise filtering prevent hardware damage and performance problems such as poor-quality audio and video output. A large illuminated LCD screen with dimmer switch shows incoming power conditions and UPS operations in real time. Plus, the SMART1500LCD comes with $250,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance coverage for connected equipment and a 3-year warranty.

Ideal for Protection for Home or Office PCs and Home Theaters

Ideal for Protection for Home or Office PCs and Home Theaters

Featuring reliable battery backup, automatic voltage regulation, surge suppression, line noise filtering, USB and DB9 communication ports, eight AC outlets with a unique outlet design that accommodates two large transformers without blocking other outlets plus tel/Ethernet protection, the SMART1500LCD offers a complete power protection solution for PCs, A/V components and all home and office electronics.

Reliable Battery Backup

UPS battery backup support enables you to work through short power failures, and provides time to save files and perform an orderly system shutdown in case of a prolonged blackout. The SMART1500LCD features a large internal battery that provides 3.5 min. of battery support for a full load (900 watts), 13 min. for a half-load (450 watts) or 75 min. for a single PC. During normal operation, incoming utility power keeps the UPS battery fully charged so that backup power will always be available if needed.

SMART1500LCD Feature Focus
EMI/RFI Line Noise Filtering
Rotatable LCD Status Screen

Advanced Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)

Advanced AVR protects your equipment from incremental hardware damage, data loss and performance problems that can be caused by low-voltage conditions (brownouts) and overvoltages. The SMART1500LCD automatically corrects brownouts as low as 75V and overvoltages as high as 147V back to 120V without drawing on battery backup power that may be needed to support your equipment during a blackout.

Rotatable LCD Status Screen

The SMART1500LCD features a large illuminated LCD screen with dimmer switch that alerts you to potential power problems. This screen shows input voltage, 5-bar battery charge level, overload, AVR, on battery and replace battery status at a glance. It can be rotated for easy viewing in both horizontal and vertical UPS installations.

AC Line and Tel/Ethernet Surge Suppression

A sudden power surge or spike on an AC, phone or network line can damage or destroy electronic components and wipe out irreplaceable data. The SMART1500LCD features a 480-joule surge suppression rating to protect connected components and data from the harmful effects of power surges. One set of tel/Ethernet (RJ45) jacks provides surge protection for a standard phone, DSL or network connection.

EMI/RFI Line Noise Filtering

Various electrical and radio sources can cause disruptive interference on the AC line. This line noise is a common cause of incremental hardware damage, data corruption and audio/video performance problems. The SMART1500LCD incorporates technology that filters out disruptive line noise, preventing it from affecting your equipment.

Communication Ports and Free PowerAlert Software

The SMART1500LCD features an HID-compliant USB port and a DB9 serial port (cables included). Used with Tripp Lite's free PowerAlert software (available from Tripp Lite as a Web download), these ports enable safe unattended system shutdown and file saves in the event of a prolonged power failure. The USB port also enables integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features of Windows® and Mac OS® X.

Versatile Installation Options

The SMART1500LCD is easily adaptable to vertical (tower) or horizontal installations. Its 6-ft. power cord features a space-saving right-angle plug that allows furniture to be placed flush against the wall. Included removable mounting ears are provided to facilitate 2U rackmount installation in standard 2- or 4-post racks.

Environmentally Responsible

The SMART1500LCD's efficient design conserves electricity, saves money and reduces CO2 emissions. This UPS system is manufactured in compliance with strict RoHS guidelines to minimize the use of hazardous materials, and its replaceable internal battery is 100% recyclable.

Ultimate Peace of Mind

The SMART1500LCD comes with $250,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance coverage for connected equipment insurance (USA/Canada only) and a 3-year product warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD Digital UPS System
  • Voltage compatibility: 120 V (AC)
  • Frequency compatibility: 60 Hz
  • VA/wattage capacity: 1500/900
  • Battery runtimes (half/full): 13 min./3.5 min.
  • Outlet quantity/type: 8 x 5-15R
  • Signal line protection: RJ45 tel/Ethernet jacks (1 set)
  • Communications ports: 1 x HID-compliant USB; 1 x DB9
  • Input cord: 6 ft.
  • Input plug: 5-15P right-angle
  • Switches/LEDs/alarms: On/Off switch, Alarm cancel/self-test switch, LCD display, Audible alarm
  • Dimensions (HWD): 3.5 x 17.2 x 10.5 in.
  • Weight: 29.4 lb
  • Material of construction: Plastic
  • Agency approvals: UL 1778 (US) / CSA (Canada), NOM (Mexico), FCC Part 15 Category B (EMI), FCC Part 68 / Industrie Canada (telecom), RoHS

What's in the Box

  • SMART1500LCD Digital UPS
  • USB Cable
  • DB9 Cable
  • Network (RJ45) Cord
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Owner's Manual
What’s in the Box
Tripp Lite
LCD UPS Systems
SMART1000LCD
SMART1000LCD

SMART1200LCDSMART1200LCD
SMART1500LCD
SMART1500LCD
SMART1500LCDXL
SMART1500LCDXL
VA/Watts 1000/500 1200/700 1500/900 1500/900
Outlets & Protection 8 5-15R + tel/DSL + coax 8 5-15R + tel/Ethernet 8 5-15R + tel/Ethernet 8 5-15R + tel/Ethernet
LCD Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Half-Load Runtime 10 min. 12 min. 13 min. 12 min.
Expandable Runtime Yes
Battery Packs BP24V15RT2U
Communication Ports USB USB + DB9 USB + DB9 USB + DB9
Housing Material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Warranty 3-year 3-year 3-year 3-year
  • newegg Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) AVR protects your equipment from incremental hardware damage, data loss and performance problems that can be caused by low-voltage conditions (brownouts) and overvoltages. The Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD automatically corrects brownouts as low as 75V and overvoltages as high as 147V back to 120V without drawing on battery backup power that may be needed to support your equipment during a blackout.
  • newegg LCD Display The Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD features a large illuminated LCD screen with dimmer switch that alerts you to potential power problems. This screen shows input voltage, 5-bar battery charge level, overload, AVR, on battery and replace battery status at a glance. It can be rotated for easy viewing in both horizontal and vertical UPS installations.
  • newegg Outlet Configuration plus Tel/DSL/Ethernet Protection The Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD features 8 AC outlets with a unique outlet design that accommodates two large transformers without blocking other outlets offers a complete power protection solution for PCs, A/V components and all home and office electronics. Built-in single-line tel/DSL/Ethernet (RJ45) jacks with included cable to protect a single dialup/DSL phone line or network Ethernet connection.
  • newegg USB & DB9 Ports and Free PowerAlert Software Free Power Alert software (available via download from www.tripplite.com) works with USB port and DB9 ports (USB and DB9 cables included). These ports enable safe unattended system shutdown and file saves in the event of a prolonged power failure. The USB port also enables integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features of Windows and Mac OS X.


Learn more about the Tripp Lite SMART1500LCD

Model

Brand
TRIPP LITE
Model
SMART1500LCD

Input

Input Voltage Range
120 V
Input Frequency
60Hz +/- 3 Hz

Output

VA Rating
1500 VA
Watts
900 Watts
Output Voltage
120Vac +/- 5%
Outlets
6

Battery

Battery Run Time
Full load runtime: 3.5 min. (900W)
Half load runtime: 13 min. (450W)
Battery Recharge Time
2-4 hours to 90%

Spec

Interface Port
RS-232, USB
Management Software
YES
Approvals
cUL, FCC, NOM, UL

Surge Protection

Data Line Protection
RJ-11 Phone/Fax/DSL & RJ45 Ethernet protection
Surge Energy Rating
480 joules

Physical Spec

Rackmountable
Yes
Weight
29 lbs
Dimensions
3.5" x 17.25" x 10.5"

Features

Features
LCD Display indicates input voltage, battery capacity and a variety of operating conditions. Display is rotatable for easy viewing whether UPS is in vertical or horizontal position
SMART1500LCD Digital Uninterruptible Power Supply offers voltage regulation, surge suppression and long-lasting battery support during blackouts
Supports entry-level PCs or single VCR/DVR components during blackouts
Regulates brownouts and overvoltages from 75V to 147V back to usable levels without using battery power
8 UPS battery-supported outlets
Included DB9 serial and USB monitoring port and cable enables unattended shutdown in the case of extended power failure
HID-compliant USB port enables full integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features of Windows and Mac OS X
PowerAlert software available via free download from www.tripplite.com
Set of phone/network protection jacks protects a single dialup/DSL phone line or network Ethernet connection
1500VA/900W power handling ability supports a variety of sensitive computer, home theater and other equipment
3.5 min. full load runtime (1500VA/900W); 13 min. half-load runtime (750VA/450W)
Cabinet adapts to tower or rackmount shelf format. Rackmount installation brackets for 2U installation included

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Jared W.
  • 10/14/2013 11:30:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Backup

Pros: Front panel light is adjustable and you can easily mute it when power does go off from a front panel button.

Cons: None

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  • Jon G.
  • 7/12/2012 9:28:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsApparently "U" != "Uninterruptible"

Pros: Relatively inexpensive, as long as you don't count the cost of potential data loss when it drops power to your server.

Cons: This unit works great...until the batteries get old. At that point, the unit will randomly drop power to the connected equipment. Doesn't tell you that the batteries are bad, doesn't do anything except unceremoniously killing power to whatever's connected. I called Tripp Lite support about this, and they said it's perfectly normal for an "Uninterruptable" Power Supply to interrupt power in this way. If you want an actual UPS, this is not the product for you.

Manufacturer Response:

Like every battery, UPS batteries need to be replaced after extended use. Once the battery on the SMART1500LCD needs to be replaced, the battery icon will illuminate, alerting the user to replace the battery prior to UPS shutdown. Tripp Lite recommends that a self-test is conducted on the any UPS periodically to monitor the capacity and voltage of the batteries. If you have any other questions, please contact Tripp Lite’s Chicago-based Tech Support Team at 773-869-1234 and they will be happy to troubleshoot the issue further. Thank you.

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  • Michael C.
  • 4/28/2012 9:21:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRack mountable UPS for arround $200 seem to good to be true? It is.

Pros: Is a UPS, appears to switch to battery properly.
Serial and USB connections

Cons: "Rack mount" brackets are designed to grip the edge of the UPS. Screws go into the plastic, not meta.
Holes in bracket are too small for M6 or 1/4" screws. They are too close to the edge and the metal is too thin for expanding the holes to be possible.
Brackets are thin, cheap metal that bends easily.
Wall-wart outlets result in the transformers hanging off the top/bottom or sides of the UPS, not very practical.

Other Thoughts: This is not a rack-mount UPS; it's a tower UPS with a couple of cheap brackets included so they can claim it's rack mountable.

I'm not sure it would be very stable standing on edge, the best orientation may be sitting flat. Who wants a 16" wide, 3.5" high UPS sitting on their floor.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your review. The housing on the SMART1500LCD is made of plastic, not metal. If you are looking for a 1500VA rack mountable UPS that has metal housing and advanced features, we recommend Tripp Lite’s SMART1500RM2U (Newegg # N82E16842111053). If you have any other questions, please contact our Chicago-based Tech Support Team at 773-869-1234.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/27/2011 11:06:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFail

Pros: It has a trendy blue LCD readout to let you know that the line voltage and battery levels are OK. Unfortunately, that's while it's cutting power to all of your devices for absolutely no reason.

Cons: Replaced a 600W TrippLite version that I thought was just underpowered for what I had hooked up to it, but in hindsight was probably my first indication that TL is a questionable brand. Had bad experiences w/APC, and wanted to support a local Chicago company. Never again. A CLACK sound will be followed by the unit dropping power to all connected devices with no power issues in the house at all. No response from TL support, now I have to find a way to responsibly dispose of the unit.

Other Thoughts: All this device is supposed to do is provide enough time to elegantly shut down operating systems and routers in the event of a power outage. Instead, it cuts power to all of those devices without any warning, while on a full battery, under normal AC and environmental conditions. I can only imagine what spikes it's delivering when it tanks out. It happened frequently enough that I just took the thing offline and abandoned it after getting no help from TrippLite email support.

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  • David R.
  • 3/11/2011 7:11:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRevised model somewhat more reliablae

Pros: Low cost unit for light use and A/V equipment.

Cons: Original models from around 2009 had what appears to be a cost cutting design defect in that the cooling fan was not put in. You can actually see the labels on the circuit board and the vent slot where a 3" fan was to go. The heat buildup from the transformer will cause the batteries to crack and fail. This kind of failure shutdowns the UPS immediately without warning. The battery failure warning only works if the batteries are failing in a normal manner.

Other Thoughts: Tripp-Lite replaced my unit free of charge, I did not even have to send back the old one. The replacement has a fan and better LCD and has been running perfectly for some time. You can easily unscrew the cover (6 screws) and replace the batterys in the older models and get it running again but you will need to keep it in a very cool place, cut holes and/or install a cooling fan. In my case I put in a 3" fan and ran the wires out the back to a 12V transformer. The 12V fan soldier terminals on the old revision UPS circuit board do not work.

It should be noted that Tripp-Lite labels the primarily application of UPS for rack-mount or standing audio/video equipment. This really isn't a server room grade model.

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  • JAMES J.
  • 1/4/2011 8:48:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage UPS

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Very poor reliability.

I've purchased about 30 of these for use in networking closets. After two years, about half of those have already died. Only a couple were due to battery failures, most just crapped out completely (i.e. shut off randomly and won't turn back on).

Even the ones that died due to battery failure ended in downtime. When a battery is failing the unit will shutoff when it attempts a self-test rather than just reporting that a replacement is needed.

These were purchased at the time because they were so much cheaper than an equivilent APC, however now APC has a very nice BackUPS 1500, which are priced similarly and are MUCH more reliable.

Other Thoughts: Buy a better UPS if you need reliable batter backup or save the $$$ and just purchase a good surge suppressor since this UPS won't give reliable uptime anyway.

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  • Sophie Y.
  • 6/28/2010 5:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI like Tripp Lite UPS

Pros: I have this UPS for more than 3 years. One day battery died on it. I took it apart and using heavy gauge speaker wire (gauge #2 for 200 Amps) connected to a large external sealed acid battery that I have for solar system.

Now, this UPS can have more than 2 hours standby power when we had power failure last year.

Cons: Make sure your use sealed lead acid battery, not car battery.

Other Thoughts: I had APC brand before, APC are junk, not work reliable at all.

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  • Pat F.
  • 4/27/2010 11:27:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Product

Pros: LCD Display, mounting optiones - Tower, Desktop or Rack

Cons: Terrible Reliability

Other Thoughts: Purchased to keep 1 Workstation and LCD Monitor running in a business application. Unit was not even a year old when failed. Did it with Pop and Smoke. No Storms, no power dips or surge. Dropped the load dead. Tripp-Lite is sending a replacement, but a little unsure of leaving unit running when no one is around. Tripp-Lite also did not arrange for return of old unit. What AM I going to do with something that smells that burnt? Getting hard to get rid of electronics these days. Guess I'll use the Batteries in something else.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2010 11:23:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked when needed

Pros: I've read many comments about the design of this unit, but when I needed it today, it worked! I had a lightning strike close to me and the house power died asap. There was no hesitation with this unit. I have used Tripp Lite UPS' for a while and all have worked well.

Cons: none so far

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  • David L.
  • 11/13/2009 3:44:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNo Macintosh Power Alert Software

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Contrary to advertising all over the web, Tripp Lite has discontinued it's Power Alert software for Macintosh.

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