CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD Power Backup Review
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Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by Daniel Osakwe
The long name for CyberPower’s upper-standard backup unit is effectively separated into the brand (CP), VA rating (1500), PFC power supply support, and an LCD front-board screen. Other than being the littlest, lightest, and cost-effective
unit, the CP1500PFCLCD is likewise the solitary unit that has not completely supplanted step-wave with unadulterated sine-wave hardware, rather settling on an altered three-sided wave that CyberPower calls “Versatile Sinewave” to wipe out the zero-force express that has so frequently forestalled step-wave units from working with dynamic PFC power supplies.
This essentially implies that clients get the improved similarity of a sine wave unit at a low value like many advance wave contenders. A huge LCD board facilitates manual setup from the actual unit, giving clients one more pardon not to introduce the included administration software. Improved front-board capacities additionally settle on the CP1500PFCLCD a superior decision for non-PC power backup applications, for example, home theater system insurance, and CyberPower even allows you to charge your USB-prepared wireless from the front board. In case you’re beginning to figure this may be the ideal gadget for family crises, that is presumably the sort of reasoning CyberPower is expecting to cultivate.
Not at all like more costly arrangements that have configurable burden shedding outlets, the CP1500PFCLCD has five battery-support and five surge-only outlets (two covered by the red notice mark). PC clients can plug unnecessary peripherals like their speakers and printer to the surge-only associations for moment power-off, saving the battery for their PC and screen. Essentially, home-theater clients can keep required gadgets, like their TV, cable box, and radio connected to the battery-supported side as they tune in to crisis cautions, while superfluous gadgets power off immediately to save the unit’s restricted battery life. CyberPower astounded us by including phone and TV cable in its establishment pack, alongside the normal USB link, manual, and software CD.
What is GreenPower UPS innovation? This is a CyberPower explicit term, comprising of three distinctive energy-saving techniques that improve working productivity, diminish heat generation and burn-through less force than an ordinary UPS plan. Truth be told, a portion of this is advertising talk, however, CyberPower characterizes the three methodologies as:
- ECO Mode: a type of sidestep innovation that can be turned on full-time, set for noncritical occasions (like evenings and ends of the week), or turned off.
- Sidestep Design: permits current to sidestep the transformer and AVR when utility power is ordinary, consequently decreasing energy utilization and related expenses. This innovation likewise diminishes heat generation, a significant factor in diminishing working expenses.
- High-Efficiency Design: altogether diminishes power utilization to make a super proficient reinforcement battery for home and office use.
To help monitor what’s going on with the CP1500EPFCLCD, CyberPower gives free versions of their PowerPanel programming. I utilized the Personal Edition to see exactly how much data I can gather from the unit, and how much arrangement is accessible. It requires an association with the CP1500EPFCLCD utilizing the HID-agreeable USB port or sequential port to your PC. For this, I exchanged the UPS link from my Synology NAS to my PC.
The establishment software is effectively found on CyberPower’s site and requires raised advantages to introduce. When running, it gives all the critical status initially: supply of force, output voltage, power condition, remaining battery capacity, battery status, runtime, and UPS load. It keeps a check of power issues and their sorts with the goal that it tends to be followed throughout some undefined time frame.
In this current period of ecological concerns, PowerPanel does a shortened energy report giving figures to control utilization and carbon dioxide (CO2) output. To decrease power utilization, the PowerPanel permits the design of one closure period each day – it tends to be arranged for restart or no restart.
You can likewise set the lower and upper voltage edges for when the UPS will mediate. The lower reach can be chosen between 170V-180V and the upper reach between 260V-270V. I find this uncommon as I would have liked to set my limits in accordance with AS60038, which is somewhere in the range of 216V and 253V.
There are additionally two USB ports at the front of the unit, appraised at 2.1A for charging cell phones.
UPS Topology: Line-interactive
Energy Saving Technology: GreenPower UPS Bypass
Active PFC Compatibility: Yes
Nominal Input Voltage (VAC): 230
Input Voltage Range (VAC): 170 – 270
Input Frequency (Hz): 50±3, 60±3
Input Frequency Detection: Auto-sensing
Rated Input Current (A): 10
Input Connector Type: IEC C14
Output Capacity (VA): 1500
Output Capacity (W): 900
Output On Battery Waveform: Pure Sine Wave
On Battery Voltage(s) (VAC): 230±10%
On Battery Frequency (Hz): 50±1, 60±1
Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR): Single Boost
Overload Protection: Internal current limiter, Circuit breaker
Outlets (Total): 6 x AS/NZS 3112, all battery and surge protected
USB Charging Ports: 2
USB Charging Current (A): 2.1
Typical Transfer Time (ms): 4
Battery Runtime at Half Load (min): 10
Battery Runtime at Full Load (min): 3
Typical Recharge Time (hours): 8
Start on Battery: Yes
User-replaceable Battery: Yes
Battery Type: Sealed Lead-acid
Replacement Battery Pack: RBP0016, 1x
Surge Suppression (Joules): 405
EMI/RFI Filtration: Yes
Phone/Network Protection RJ11/RJ45 (Combo): 1 in, 1 out
LCD Panel: Yes
LCD Information Display: Operation Type, Power Status, Battery Status, Load Status, Fault & Warning, Other Information, Event & Log
LCD Setting and Control: Mode Setting, Alarm Setting, Input & Output, Battery Setting, Fault & Warning, Event & Log
LED Indicators: Power On
HID-Compliant USB Port(s): 1
Audible Alarms: Battery Mode, Low Battery, Overload, UPS Fault
Power Management Software: PowerPanel® Personal (Recommended)
Enclosure Construction: Plastic
Dimensions (mm): 100 x 265 x 370 (WxHxD)
Weight (kg): 11.3
Operating Temperature (°C): 0 – 40
Operating Relative Humidity (Non-condensing) (%) : 0 -95
Operating Elevation (m): 0 – 3000
Online Thermal Dissipation (BTU/hr): 61
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In the event that you have a SOHO, or work from home routinely with a dependence on your web, putting resources into a UPS is an easy decision. We will not discuss the glaring issue at hand – the unwavering quality of the NBN network, however, for what is inside your control, you could keep things going longer in case of a confined power misfortune. For the individuals who have hardware that is touchy to sudden closures, like a projector, think of it as a protection strategy. Note that like all batteries, the one inside the UPS will corrupt over the long run and will require substitution.