Reviews and Problems with Cyber Power cp1500avrlcd
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Out Looking for Better. CyberPower.
Zeprider, B&H Photo
16 January 2014
Excerpt: After using APC for a number of years, I've experienced my share of failures. I wanted to try a different brand. Thus far I am pleased both with the product but with the way it works together with my Synology NAS to ensure safe, uninterrupted power, and proper shutdown as needed. Time will tell how well this unit and battery hold up. It advises that I have 62 mins of runtime available. So far I'm pleased.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good Value, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Summary: "Most newer computers have power supplies in them that require a UPS with a pure sine wave output. The 1500AVRLCD you have has a simulated sine wave output. You'd need a UPS such as a CP1500PFCLCD.
Pros: LCD Screen,
Cons: I purchased my CP1500AVRLCD in February and did not experience a power outage until October. It was then that I learned that this unit does NOT work with my computer. This is the message I received from CyberPoser Support
Great Power Supply (for Most! Read Other thoughts!)
Jordan E., Newegg
7 July 2012
Pros: Very good at line conditioning and power outage - Tested on a system with an 850 watt PSU and LCD monitor connected. I performed a few tests, first unplugging the device from the wall with the computer running a video game on ultra graphics (managed to only have 30% load at the time) - no problems! Next we waited for my usual power issues, where the voltage dips from 110v to 90 from time to time. The UPS took over and guarded against both the dip in voltage and the su...
Cons: I need to issue a warning: IF you have have a newer PSU that uses Active PFC this unit won't work! I luckily didn't have this problem, and I've seen others mention this issue and the manufacturer has confirmed it: they do make a "pure sine wave" model that compensates for this, it's not much more expensive than this one and CyberPower really makes good stuff
Summary: This is a very good performing and well built unit. I especially like the blue backlit information display on the front (which is useful for reading pretty much all the stats when the unit is not connected to a computer). The UPS load reading (in KW) is especially handy. The software that comes with the unit is good as well (e.g., allows the user to read all stats, perform self-tests, permanently turn off alarm tones, etc.).
Summary: This is the best unit I have had so far, and I've had many. Quiet!! I never hear it operating. It charged within minutes of pugging it in. I have Win 7 64 bit OS, 16 Gb RAMM, Intel i7 860 2.8 Gb CPU (O/C to 3.5 Gb), two monitors, two printers, and several heavy duty computer components including two high end graphics cards, four 2 Terabite HHD's, and a 850 Watt power supply, it handles it very well.
Summary: Seems like a bullet proof unit. My only regret is that I did not buy and install before the power stutter that destroyed my computer and two disk drives. Third drives out for data recovery. Electrical service is expected to get much worse, and a good UPS of adequate size should prove to be a good investment. USB link from the UPS to the computer w/ supplied software installed will properly shut the computer down when the battaries get low so you don't lose anything.