by Matthew Harris on August 25, 2006 in Power Supplies
Life isn’t certain but one thing you can be certain of in life is that your power is going to fail at one point or another. When that happens you can either be prepared with a UPS on your PC or you can go commando and be caught short.
Ever been pounding away on something that was of the utmost importance when out of the blue *wham* you’re suddenly sitting in a darkened room with a sick feeling it the pit of your stomach as two hours of hard fought work goes into the ether? Yes you can be smart and save every three seconds but that slows progress and helps to derail your train of thought. You can also buy a UPS and work assured that when your power does fail you’ve got time to save and exit your work and shut your PC down properly.
Today I’m taking a look at the Ultra 2000VA / 1200W UPS and I’ve even been fortunate enough to put it to a real world test that can help to show what you can expect from it.
Let’s see what Ultra has to say about it:
The Ultimate Power Protection!
Featuring $125,000 Connected Equipment Warranty!
If you’re looking for the most complete, technologically advanced power protection unit, the Ultra 2000VA is exactly what you need. The Ultra 2000VA is an absolute must for anyone running small servers, workstations and powerful PCs. And we’re so confident that the Ultra 2000VA offers the best power protection in the world that this unit carries a $125,000 guarantee against damage to your connected equipment while the 2000 VA is in use! You simply cannot afford to cut corners when it comes to safeguarding your valuable equipment, and the Ultra 2000VA delivers the most comprehensive protection for computer, peripherals and data files at a remarkably low price.
The Ultra 2000VA offers an incredible array of features and benefits including line interactive design, AVR (auto voltage regulations), USB communication port, alarms for battery backup, low battery and overload, energy saving function (UPS green mode), automatic charging when UPS is off and much more. This outstanding unit protects up to four devices simultaneously and is fully digitized microprocessor controlled. For the ultimate protection at a minimal cost – choose the Ultra 2000VA power protection unit.
||About 65 Minutes
|Net Weight Kg (lbs)
|Shipping Weight Kg (lbs)
||Voltage (on battery)
||Simulated sine wave at 100V / 110V / 115V / 120V or 220V / 230V / 240V +/-
|Frequency (on battery)
||50 or 60 Hz +/-1Hz
|Voltage Regulation( AVR)
||AVR automatically increase output voltage 15% above input voltage if -9%
to -25% of nominal.
|AVR decrease output voltage 13% below input voltage if +9% to +25% of
||2 / 4 milliseconds, including detection time
||100V / 110V / 115V / 120V or 220V / 230V / 240V +/- 25% at line input
||50 or 60 Hz +/- 10% (auto sensing)
|Protection & Filtering
||Breaker or fuse for overload & short circuit protection
||UPS automatic power off if overload exceeds 110% of nominal at 60
seconds and 130% at 3 seconds
||RJ-11 (1 in 2 out* or 1 in 1 out) compatible jacks for telephone surge
||RJ-45 compatible jacks for Ethernet network surge protection
||F1 terminal for cable TV/modem surge protection
||UPS output cut off immediately or input fuse protection
||Sealed, maintenance-free lead acid
|Typical Recharge Time
||6 hours (to 90% of full capacity)
||Auto discharge protection
||Dimension WxDxH (mm)
||130 x 382 x 192 (5.1" x 15.0" x 7.6")
||IEC 320 power inlet
||NEMA 5-15R (UPS outlets x 4 , Convenience outlets x 2 )
|IEC 320 female appliance coupler
|(UPS outlets 4 , Convenience outlets x 1 )
|USB / RS-232
||Detect battery low, Schedule UPS on/off, AC input/output power status
||Slow beeping sound (about 0.47 Hz)
||Rapid beeping sound (about 1.824 Hz)
||Continuously beeping sound
||3,500 meters max, elevation. 0-95% humidity non-condensing, 0-40 deg
||<40dBA (1 meter from surface)
||15,000 meter max. elevation
- Line Interactive Design
- AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation)
- Fully Digitized Microprocessor Controlled
- Protects up to 4 Devices at Once
- Energy Saving Function (UPS Green Mode)
- 50/60Hz Frequency Auto Sensing and Selection
- USB Communication Port
- Advanced Battery Management (ABM Technology)