I have completed the installation of the Smart UPS and software. First, this thing is built like a tank and just about as heavy. If you're mounting one in a rack, it better be a stout one. This thing weighs more then the rest of my rack equipment combined. Now that it's up and running, when in smart mode (controlled by Crestron or PC) you can access firmware that allows you to customize settings to suit your fancy. As previously mentioned, it not only serves as back-up power in the event of a failure but takes over in the event of voltage spikes and brown-outs. This feature has user definable parameters that can be adjusted to the exact minimum and maximum voltages desired. Other usefull user adjustments are how long after a power outtage until the UPS signals the system to shut down and selection of auto re-boot of the system with a user selectable trial period after normal power is restored. Also, on the rear is a input for a external 48VDC battery pack for additional run time. A word of warning to anyone who may wish to go this route. These are available in 3U and 5U rack heights. I suggest you not consider the 3U as they are quite long and won't fit in most HT type rack cabinets. The 5U is much shorter and allows plenty of room in the back for wiring. I wish I had done this a long time ago, especially when I had a digital projector that had post purge fan control.
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3/2/08 at 12:57pm