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CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD Pure Sine Wave UPS

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Rating: ☻☻☻☻☻

My computer system, with all the peripheals, can draw up to 10 or 12 amps. I had up to 9 amps on the old UPS's battery, which was a woefully under-powered APC ES500 485VA (485VA/120V=4 amps.) It's still a serviceable unit with a new battery, which will find new service on my HDTV.

What attracted me to the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD was its pure sine wave output, its price relative to other UPS manufacturers, and, at 1500VA, can handle up to 12.5 amps (1500VA/120V=12.5Amps). I only put the monitor, the computer, and my Ethernet hub on the battery, which are rated at about 9 or 10 amps max. The rest of my peripheals are on the surge-only side.

Delivery of this item was very fast. I am very impressed with this CyberPower unit. It was just - take it out of the box, plug in the computer and accessories, and power it up. No need to even charge the battery first. It is also a very nice looking unit. This is also a very quiet unit. if it is on, I can't hear it over the computer hum.

The LCD panel is a nice touch. It tells me my input power is 124 volts, and I am currently drawing only 240 volt-amps, with 24 minutes of battery time. I doubt I will be looking at it much, though, with so much reserve capacity. I setup the PowerPanel software which is easier to control the unit than from the physical panel on the unit.

The 3-year warranty appears to be standard for UPS units, with lifetime coverage on connected equipment.

All in all, I am well pleased with this unit, and would recommend it to my friends.

First posted 29 March 2012 at

2012  Simon Revere Mouer III, PhD, PE, all rights reserved