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Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

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Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This was originally posted on APC forums on 12/22/2008


What are the differences between a SUA1500 and BR1500LCD other than price?


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Re: Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This reply was originally posted by Anonymous on APC forums on 12/22/2008


I've listed the major differences below.
Quick answer is if its for a server use the SUA, if its for a desktop the SUA is better but the BR will work fine.

SUA1500:
Output Power Capacity 980 Watts / 1440 VA.
Outputs a pure sine wave.
Faster transfer time.
Can be used serial or with USB.
Works with PCBE.
Input voltage range for main operations 82 - 144V.
Input voltage adjustable range for mains operation 75 - 154V.
8 NEMA 5-15 outlets always on battery backup.
Typical Backup Time at Half Load 23.9 minutes (490 Watts).
Typical Backup Time at Full Load 6.7 minutes (980 Watts).
Typical recharge time 3 hour(s).
2 year warranty.


BR1500LCD
Output Power Capacity 865 Watts / 1500 VA.
Outputs stepped approximation to a sinewave.
Slower transfer time.
Comes with a USB cable.
Works with PCPE.
Input voltage range for main operations 88 - 139V.
2 NEMA 5-15 outlets with surge protection only.
6 NEMA 5-15 outlets always on battery backup.
Dataline protection RJ-45 Modem/Fax/DSL/10-100 Base-T protection,Co-axial Video / Cable protection.
Typical Backup Time at Half Load 11.7 minutes (432.5 Watts).
Typical Backup Time at Full Load 3.1 minutes (865 Watts).
Typical recharge time 16 hour(s).
3 year warranty.

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Re: Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/3/2009


BR1500LCDI warranty should be 2 years according to Singapore APC website.

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Re: Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This was originally posted on APC forums on 12/22/2008


David,

The primary difference between the BR1500LCD and the SUA1500 is their output while on battery. The BR1500LCD is from the BackUPS product line and outputs a step-approximated sine wave when it transfers to battery. The SUA1500 is from the SmartUPS product line which is manufactured as more of a business grade UPS. The SmartUPS outputs a pure sine wave while on battery making it better for higher end electronics, servers, etc...

The SmartUPS also has a larger battery, allowing for nearly twice the runtime that the BR1500LCD.

One advantage of the BR1500LCD is that it provides data line surge protection, for protecting your broadband internet connection from surges as well as your electrical lines. This feature is not integrated into the SmartUPS products but can be added to a SmartUPS solution by using other APC surge accessories.

What type of application are you looking to use the UPS for? That will help to determine the UPS that best fits your needs.

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Re: Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This reply was originally posted by Matt on APC forums on 12/23/2008


Another significant feature not mentioned in earlier posts is the availability of a SmartSlot. This slot can be populated with a variety of accessories, usually a Network Management Card.

Using a NMC, you can use the PowerChute Network Shutdown software to gracefully shut-down any computers that are powered by the UPS.

The SUA Smart-UPS also reports much more detailed data about itself and your power environment compared to the Back-UPS. This data is very useful for management via a network card, or just by the free PowerChute Business Edition software.

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Re: Compare Models SUA1500 and BR1500LCD

This reply was originally posted by Anonymous on APC forums on 12/22/2008


I've listed the major differences below.
Quick answer is if its for a server use the SUA, if its for a desktop the SUA is better but the BR will work fine.

SUA1500:
Output Power Capacity 980 Watts / 1440 VA.
Outputs a pure sine wave.
Faster transfer time.
Can be used serial or with USB.
Works with PCBE.
Input voltage range for main operations 82 - 144V.
Input voltage adjustable range for mains operation 75 - 154V.
8 NEMA 5-15 outlets always on battery backup.
Typical Backup Time at Half Load 23.9 minutes (490 Watts).
Typical Backup Time at Full Load 6.7 minutes (980 Watts).
Typical recharge time 3 hour(s).
2 year warranty.


BR1500LCD
Output Power Capacity 865 Watts / 1500 VA.
Outputs stepped approximation to a sinewave.
Slower transfer time.
Comes with a USB cable.
Works with PCPE.
Input voltage range for main operations 88 - 139V.
2 NEMA 5-15 outlets with surge protection only.
6 NEMA 5-15 outlets always on battery backup.
Dataline protection RJ-45 Modem/Fax/DSL/10-100 Base-T protection,Co-axial Video / Cable protection.
Typical Backup Time at Half Load 11.7 minutes (432.5 Watts).
Typical Backup Time at Full Load 3.1 minutes (865 Watts).
Typical recharge time 16 hour(s).
3 year warranty.