AMERICAN Power Conversion (APC) has announced an expansion of its Back-UPS family of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with the introduction of the Back-UPS RS 500VA, 1000VA and 1500VA units.
These new units offer more outlets, automatic voltage regulation (AVR), and a longer runtime in a small, versatile footprint giving users enough power protection for more than one PC, including two 21" monitors, and multiple peripherals.
In addition, an extra battery pack can be added to the 1500VA unit to triple the runtime capabilities.
The Back-UPS RS provides high-level battery backup and complete surge protection that includes data line protection to safeguard PCs, home theatre systems and telecommunication devices from destructive surges that can enter and damage equipment.
The AVR feature enables users to work through most power conditions by supplying safe, consistent power to the computer in case of overvoltage or brownout conditions.
In addition it offers eight outlets - six provide surge protection and battery backup, while the two remaining outlets offer surge protection for non-data peripherals such as printers and scanners.
The Back-UPS RS comes equipped with USB connectivity and includes APC's PowerChute Personal Edition software, which is an easy-to-use, safe system shutdown software that provides sophisticated power management functions for Windows (XP, ME and 98) and Macintosh OS X operating systems.
The Back-UPS RS is designed in a compact, tower form factor and offers versatile mounting for either floor standing, or as a (2U) shelf mount conveniently under the monitor on the desktop.
The UPS offers user replaceable batteries and incorporates an intelligent battery management system that maximises battery performance and reliability.
The Back-UPS RS will supply 17 minutes of runtime at half load for a typical computer system. This runtime give users the ability to work through most outages and have plenty of time to save programs and shutdown safely.
The Back-UPS RS 1500 unit can triple its runtime with a purchase of an extra battery pack.