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Apc-smc1500.33917146
9.3 out of 10

APC SMC1500

APC Smart-UPS, 900 Watts / 1440 VA, Input 120V / Output  Read more

Great Deal: $400.00

Reviews and Problems with APC SMC1500

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Overall 8
8.0

Back up power

Monsieur Canon, B&H Photo
14 April 2014
  • Excerpt: We have been having an abnormal number of power failures recently. Have an expensive printer that does not like to be cut off in mid function. Using for orderly shut down of computer and system. Have only had for a few weeks; good so far.
  • Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Bitz C., Newegg
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I would give NEWEGG 5 stars for price, shipping and RMA service. 1 star for APC. APC needs to get these boxes out of the moisture. Every APC smartups battery backup that I order has warped boxes.
  • Pros: Good price.
  • Cons: APC has horrible shipping boxes. Ordered 2.
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm happy

Nick, APC
24 February 2014
  • Summary: When I buy a product such as a UPS, I'm basically deciding whether a higher price is worth it based on the company's reputation and my prior experience. That was the choice I faced when my over 10 year old UPS finally died recently.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Validyne E., Newegg
4 February 2014
  • Pros: Works with 2 servers connected. Had a power failure and it left the servers on so I could switch them off properly. So did the job we got it to do.
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

Thank you!

Royal, B&H Photo
27 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Needed a server battery back up and this one was recommended. Works great and shipped quick. Thanks.
  • Pros: Easy Assembly, Functional, High Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Great UPS, Not So Great Software

Promote L., Newegg
1 November 2013
  • Summary: If I had to do it over I'd still have gotten this product. I'm very happy with it aside from the software disappointment.
  • Pros: Battery life is amazing. I have a powerful server running on it and when it's the only thing connected the battery life goes up to about 80-90 minutes without the screen plugged in. With my powerful laptop and another desktop plugged in the battery life is still over half an hour.
  • Cons: While I'm sure the software is great for Windows systems, my server runs on Centos 64 bit Linux. Most of the software is made to work only on linux and I tried loading the linux version of powerchute but it absolutely will not detect the UPS.
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Overall 10
10

Good features for the cost

William S., Newegg
20 October 2013
  • Summary: I am using this for a notebook and monitor for remote work and don't want to install any software on it. I was going to install PowerChute just to get an idea how much of a load I have, but didn't want to have to set up a PowerChute server. Having the display with a menu gave me exactly what I need.
  • Pros: This comes with PowerChute and a cable included. It has a display on the front so you can view the load, estimated runtime, state of the battery, etc. The runtime is reasonable for the cost.
  • Cons: This wasn't a con for me, but the software has a server component and a client or agent component - iirc.
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Overall 10
10

10 Years and still believing!

Christy the OM, B&H Photo
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Twice in 10 years did we wander from APC for a battery backup product and twice we were disappointed. We are here to stay...
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance
  • Cons: Large Footprint
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Overall 8
8.0

UPS good, policies bad

Bob, APC
19 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an older APC UPS that had failed.
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Overall 10
10

Solid Protection

LCBITS, B&H Photo
21 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Great machine. We are currently using one connected to terminal and file servers with another protecting the DC and network rack. B&H had the best price we could find and it arrived long before expected. Couldnt be happier with this purchase.
  • Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance
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