Originally Published MPMN November 2005
Power Supply Is All Lit Up with Digital Display
|An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system
features a digital LCD that clearly indicates output voltage, UPS battery capacity, and other operational conditions.
A manufacturer of power-protection equipment has introduced an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system that features a digital LCD. The SMART1000LCD system from Tripp Lite (Chicago) includes a large, backlit display that clearly and dynamically indicates input voltage, UPS battery capacity, and a variety of operational conditions.
The system provides 1000 VA of conditioned power, long-lasting battery backup, and eight outlets to accommodate a variety of components. Line-interactive operation including automatic voltage regulation (AVR) corrects brownouts without using battery power. A versatile cabinet is adaptable for both tower and rack mount (2U) applications. The LCD can be rotated for easy viewing in any position. The system also features single-line phone and DSL surge protection for phone, fax, modem, or DSL connections and single-line coaxial surge protection for cable modem, DSS satellite, cable TV, or antenna connections. The HID-compatible USB port supports the UPS monitoring functions built into Windows and Mac operating systems.
“The liquid-crystal display featured in Tripp Lite’s new digital UPS system is a radical departure from standard LED sets featured on traditional UPS systems in this class,” said director of product management David Slotten. “The LCD makes the UPS a more dynamic diagnostic tool that not only allows end-users to better understand their power conditions, but also reassures them that their equipment is completely protected against downtime and damage.”
PowerAlert Software, available as a free download from the company, can be installed to automatically shut down equipment hooked up to the UPS system. Possible medical applications include hospital and clinical settings where confidential patient information may be regularly viewed and stored on noncritical computer systems.
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