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Tripp-Lite SMART500RT1U
6.8 out of 10

Tripp-Lite SMART500RT1U

Great Deal: $141.07

Reviews and Problems with Tripp-Lite SMART500RT1U

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Overall 2

Denial issues

Christopher C., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Summary: I would gladly replace the battery if it told me there was a problem. I suspect that *was* the problem. But the unit couldn't tell me that. If you cannot trust the unit's evaluation of its own battery, what can you trust?
  • Pros: This did provide power and automatic shutdown through some power outages over about two years.
  • Cons: It failed after a less than 1 minute outage, with only one server hooked up to it. The kicker is that even after failing, with no power coming out of any of the outlets, it continued to claim that it was doing great. The breaker was not thrown, and the unit was still "on". I plugged the server in...
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Overall 6

Well it isn't too expensive...

Patricia C., Newegg
16 May 2011
  • Summary: A switchable outlet is worthless with no means to control it...
  • Pros: It works. Simply put it held a load when tested. I haven't tested it with the generator running as another poster said that could be a problem. Next time we run our tests I'll post again if it fails to switch back. It is about the cheapest rack mountable UPS on the market. If you expect to get wh...
  • Cons: Really not network manageable at all. It is great they include a switched outlet, but without any means of managing it the feature is worthless. The add-on card is extremely over priced. Just give me a basic ethernet connection so I can monitor the current status, load, and control the switched o...
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Overall 10

User Review

Michael E., Newegg
17 November 2008
  • Pros: Great price on 300 Watt 1 RU unit. I have 6, all work well.
  • Cons: Not really a con but it's only 300 watts. It can be overloaded but then again, it works within its design parameters perfectly.
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Overall 8

Great UPS

Nicholas W., Newegg
5 November 2008
  • Summary: Would purchase another
  • Pros: Great rack mountable UPS. Easy to install and maintain. Tested with 10% load and it lasted just over 3 hours.
  • Cons: I wish it included the web card. Webcard is way overpriced for not having any advanced features
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Overall 10

Small, light, rack-mountable

Anonymous, Newegg
26 October 2007
  • Summary: At writing, have had one of these mounted on a wall, 20 feet off the floor of a plastics factory for about 2 years, powering some small network hardware. It continues to work fine,
  • Pros: Mounts easily in short-depth racks, making it fit in nicely with network switches or audio gear. Cheap.
  • Cons: No network support. Unless there is a PC nearby, forget about monitoring this UPS.
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Overall 2

Buy something else

Shauna W., Newegg
13 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this to power my switches, bad idea. They crashed after this UPS would not kick over to the generator power.
  • Pros: Low cost
  • Cons: For those who have a backup generator this UPS does not have any kind of sensitivity setting at all. Which means it will NOT cycle onto generator power unless it's perfect.
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