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Tripp-Lite SMART1200LCD
6.5 out of 10

Tripp-Lite SMART1200LCD

Tripp Lite's SMART1200LCD Line-Interactive Digital UPS System of Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Terible UPS

Curtis R., Newegg
18 July 2014
  • Summary: Horrible electrical engineering. Should the batteries die this UPS which UPS also serve as a surge protected and even do something that a 10 dollar surge protect form Wal-marts shelf can do cause it will refuse to funtion if the batteries are dead.
  • Pros: Cheap. Rack mount. LED display.
  • Cons: After a few months one my UPS went bad. Scene it was under warranty i e-mail trippplite and asked to RMA it. They guided me through steps to test and the test failed. I was informed it was the batteries going bad. I requested a box prepaid as shipping would be just as must to buy a new one. They ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid product

Kregg M., Newegg
21 May 2014
  • Summary: 1500 watts is sufficient for my home server build but I only connect that and the monitor to it just in case.
  • Pros: 1500 watt UPS with auto shutdown/restart. LCD shows real time AC Volts and proves continually why a good UPS in needed as it regulates the fluctuating input current. Software can be used to shutdown/restart multiple PC's through network without needing to be connected directly to the UPS.
  • Cons: Needing to install a VMA to run the software seems extreme and may be complicated to some but is worth the effort.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lasted 1 year

Jamie A., Newegg
10 April 2014
  • Summary: I read a lot of reviews about how it didn't last very long, but I took the risk anyway because the price is right. I wish I would have spent the extra money up front, because now I'm out $200 from the original purchase + the $ for a new one.
  • Pros: Cheaper than most UPS brands that size and rackmount
  • Cons: Lasted only 1 year
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Overall 10
10

Great Backup

Jared W., Newegg
14 October 2013
  • Pros: Front panel light is adjustable and you can easily mute it when power does go off from a front panel button.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

SMART1200LCD

Miguel A., Newegg
25 May 2013
  • Pros: Nice Unit for cheap money
  • Cons: regret purchasing unit failed. after 2 yrs of operation... does nothing its just a fricking weight. also feed back into power supply of my. 2U server and now the motherboard and power supply is dead. GREAT PRODUCT wish i saw this coming i would have invested in something else...
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Overall 2
2.0

Apparently "U" != "Uninterruptible"

Jon c., Newegg
12 July 2012
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive, as long as you don't count the cost of potential data loss when it drops power to your server.
  • Cons: This unit works great...until the batteries get old. At that point, the unit will randomly drop power to the connected equipment. Doesn't tell you that the batteries are bad, doesn't do anything except unceremoniously killing power to whatever's connected. I called Tripp Lite support about this, ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Rack mountable UPS for arround $200 seem to good to be true? It is.

Michael C., Newegg
28 April 2012
  • Summary: This is not a rack-mount UPS; it's a tower UPS with a couple of cheap brackets included so they can claim it's rack mountable. I'm not sure it would be very stable standing on edge, the best orientation may be sitting flat. Who wants a 16" wide, 3.5" high UPS sitting on their floor.
  • Pros: Is a UPS, appears to switch to battery properly. Serial and USB connections
  • Cons: "Rack mount" brackets are designed to grip the edge of the UPS. Screws go into the plastic, not meta. Holes in bracket are too small for M6 or 1/4" screws. They are too close to the edge and the metal is too thin for expanding the holes to be possible. Brackets are thin, cheap metal that bends ea...
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Overall 2
2.0

Smells Odd...

Casey F., Newegg
3 August 2011
  • Summary: Probably gunna get rid of it...
  • Pros: Works, Runs 850w Workstation with 4 Drive Raid 5, GTX 480 etc.
  • Cons: Seems to be putting off a nasty smell, I live in a smaller apartment, so I am thinking it could be toxic. When I come home from work the entire place stinks like medical equipment or something...
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Overall 8
8.0

Plenty of power, short battery life

Anoop S., Newegg
1 July 2011
  • Summary: Great customer service. I would have dinged it another star if they hadn't been so quick to replace my unit.
  • Pros: Powered a computer with 750W power supply, two 21" monitors and several peripherals in a region of Oklahoma where power-surges and outages are a very common occurance.
  • Cons: After 2 years and 3 months the thing died on me. However it has a 3-yr warranty. You can't imagine my surprise when I called Tripplite support and after taking down my information for my claim they just said "Ok we will send you a new one, and you don't even have to bother sending the old one bac...
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Overall 2
2.0

Fail

Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2011
  • Summary: All this device is supposed to do is provide enough time to elegantly shut down operating systems and routers in the event of a power outage. Instead, it cuts power to all of those devices without any warning, while on a full battery, under normal AC and environmental conditions.
  • Pros: It has a trendy blue LCD readout to let you know that the line voltage and battery levels are OK. Unfortunately, that's while it's cutting power to all of your devices for absolutely no reason.
  • Cons: Replaced a 600W TrippLite version that I thought was just underpowered for what I had hooked up to it, but in hindsight was probably my first indication that TL is a questionable brand. Had bad experiences w/APC, and wanted to support a local Chicago company. Never again. A CLACK sound will be fo...
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