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APC J Type 1500VA Desktop UPS - J15BLK

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Great Power Conditioner and UPS

on 2/10/2008

After purchasing a completly new AV system including 46" LCD TV, AV Receiver, PS3, and DirecTV DVR I started feeling uneasy about all the ways lightning could get into them. There is ethernet, phone, two satellite cables, OTA antenna cable, and power. This unit provides protection for all of these connections effectivly isolating my new components. Add the fact that this unit also provides emergency power and you have one complete power conditioner. Note that the ethernet connection is for protection not network connectivity. With everything on the LCD show 11-13 minutes of backup power. Turn off the PS3 and I have 20 minutes. With all but the DirecTV DVR off it provides almost 2 hours of backup (LCD display not tested). The internal battery is very large and custom. You won't be able to buy a standard shaped battery to replace this one. Did I mention very heavy and well built? had the best price on the internet by a long shot. The only thing I don't like is the front panel LEDs are bright and can't be turned off. The LCD backlight can be turned off but that still leaves the 4 status LEDs and the big Power Button ring light.

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Peace of Mind

on 3/23/2008

Bought this after having problems with power company interruptions at home. I now have stereo and TV protected from interruptions. Should have bought long ago. Used to have basic power strip, but this protects equipment much better, and is expected to extend electrical component life by reducing electrical signal fluctuations / "stress". Recommend going through all setup menus to become familiar with options. Had to change to LOW sensitivity from default factory MED sensitivity setting to eliminate frequent alarms (investigating issue with power company). Not sure about battery replacement interval, but prefer battery over non-battery option to avoid having to reset equipment after power outage. Should have bought this long ago. Peace of mind now that it is in place. High cost, but best price at, but price will pay for itself with one TV repair bill - I know, I had to have my TV repaired, which is why I bought J15BLK ! Also have APC BX1500LCD for my PC. APC makes good products, and sells them at a good price.

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Product Overview

The APC J15 12 Outlet Power Conditioner with Battery Backup offers excellent value protection for home theater systems. Surge protected outlets keep all components safe from damaging surges, spikes and even lightning. Noise filter banks reduce electromagnetic and radio frequency interference that can harm picture and sound quality. Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) keeps voltage levels steady to ensure safe operation during low and high voltage conditions. Battery backup power keeps the home theater on, protects expensive TV bulbs and saves recordings stored on a DVR when the power goes out. ;;The J15 provides battery backup power to maintain uninterrupted power for the home theater in the event of a power blackout. Battery backup power not only prevents interruptions in your entertainment, it also prevents lost pre-sets, lost information stored on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), damaged hard drives, and premature projector bulb wear and tear. ;;Sequenced turn-on and off ensures that connected equipment is powered-up/down in the proper order and with the right amount of delay between the stages. It allows you to program a delay into the sequence between 0 and 10 seconds. This feature helps to eliminate any "popping" sounds coming from speakers when turning on the system. This delay feature also eliminates transients that can affect connected components, e.g. digital projectors.

  • Battery modules ship installed
  • Cat 6 ethernet cable
  • CD with software
  • Removable heavy duty 12 gauge input power cord
  • Removable support feet
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer American Power Conversion
    Mfg Part# J15BLK
    SKU 202760414
    UPC 731304235934
    UPC 14 00731304235934
    Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR): Eliminates voltage fluctuations as a source of AV signal degradation and component power-supply stress.
    Dataline Surge Protection: Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines.
    Isolated filter banks: Eliminates electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) as a source of audio-video signal degradation.
    Power conditioning: Protects connected loads from surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances.
    Disconnected battery notification: Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
    Hot-swappable batteries: Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced
    Resettable circuit breakers: Enables a quick recovery from overload events.
    User-replaceable batteries: Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
    Adjustable voltage-transfer points: Maximizes useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation.
    Adjustable voltage sensitivity: Provides the ability to adapt the Power Conditioner for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications.
    DC voltage trigger: Enables remote turn on/off of the 3 delayed outlets. A pass-through jack is also provided for controlling another component located downstream.
    Intelligent Battery Management: Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
    USB Connectivity: Provides management of the UPS via a USB port (not available on all models).
    LCD display: Manage the Power Conditioner through a text-based display.
    Tech Specs
    Output Power Capacity: 865 Watts / 1500 VA
    Max Configurable Power: 865 Watts / 1500 VA
    Nominal Output Voltage: 120V
    Output Frequency (sync to mains): 47 - 63 Hz Waveform Type: Stepped approximation to a sinewave
    Output Connections: (12) NEMA 5-15R
    Nominal Input Voltage: 120V
    Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz (auto sensing)
    Input Connections: IEC-320 C14
    Cord Length: 10 feet (3.05 meters)
    Input voltage range for main operations: 90 - 140V
    Maximum Input Current: 12A
    Input Breaker Capacity: 15A
    Batteries & Runtime
    Battery Type: Maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte: leakproof
    Included Battery Modules: 1
    Typical recharge time: 16 hour(s)
    Typical Backup Time at Half Load: 13.4 minutes (432.5 Watts)
    Typical Backup Time at Full Load: 3.9 minutes (865 Watts)
    Communications & Management
    Control panel: Multi-function LCD status and control console
    Audible Alarm: Alarm when on battery: distinctive low battery alarm: configurable delays
    Surge Protection and Filtering
    Surge energy rating: 4500 Joules
    Filtering: Full time multi-pole noise filtering: 0.7% IEEE surge let-through: zero clamping response time: meets UL 1449
    Dataline protection: RJ-11 Modem/Fax protection (four wire dual line),RJ45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet protection,Cable modem / Video protection,Co-axial Video / Cable protection,Coaxial 2-Way splitter with protection
    Maximum Height: 5.25 inches (133 mm)
    Maximum Width: 17.00 inches (432 mm
    Maximum Depth: 18.00 inches (457 mm)
    Net Weight: 47.00 lbs. (21.36 kg)
    Color: Black
    Regulatory Approvals: CSA,FCC Part 15 Class B,FCC Part 68,UL 1778,UL 498
    Standard Warranty: 2 years repair or replace
    Equipment protection policy: Lifetime: $750000
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