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differences between es,cs,ls,rs

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/24/2008


I have been trying to figure out the differences/advantages between the various families of UPS.
What advantages does the CS line have over the ES line ? LS over CS, RS over LS

The web pages dont seem to be much help here,
I am looking for technical data and features instead of uninformative quotes like
"best value" verses "High Performance"

In the past I have used RS for my PC and have been quite happy,
but now I am looking for UPS to protect against short blackouts
for things like TIVO, Cable Boxes, etc
I am hoping one of the "best value" lines will be enough, but I need some real data.
I can figure the watts, it is the other features I am struggling with.

thanks for your help


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Re: differences between es,cs,ls,rs

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/25/2008


hi,

i will try to give you the quick version off the top of my head 🙂

•The ES line is geared towards home and home office applications. these only go up to 750VA and are a "brick style" meaning the outlets are on the top. Certain outlets are battery+surge protection, certain are always on and just surge protection only. They dont have as many LEDs on them to indicate status to you such as overload, on battery, etc but still give you audible alarms. their support through powerchute personal edition is there but for instance, you cant tell the UPS to run a self test from the software and you cant disable the self test function. these models do not have any automatic voltage regulation.

•The CS line is limited. They kind of look like the RS models but only go up to 500VA. These are a step up from the ES model and are kind of like the tower model versions of the ES line. They have more LED indicators on the front - Online, on battery, Replace battery, or overload. I dont believe these have automatic voltage regulation either. These are a "tower model" and still have battery+surge outlets and then just plain surge only outlets.

•The LS line is our "ergonomic" line. It has a different shape. It goes up to 700VA. This unit has automatic voltage regulation. I think it can only boost. It has 4 indicator lights on it like the CS line. The building wiring fault or site wiring fault light is located on the input plug. Other than that, I dont think any of these have coax protection on them. Only DSL, etc. I THINK you can tell the UPS to run a self test through software on these. I'd have to double check with one we have here.

•The RS line is the top of the line in the Back UPS family. They go up to 1500VA. They have automatic voltage regulation. They also have all types of data line protection depending on the model. They have the four indicator LEDs on the front. The BR1500 has the ability to add on an extended run battery pack. The 1500 I think you can also somehow put it in a rack if you lay it on its side. You can tell the UPS to run a self test through software on these.

On all of these you can manage them with powerchute personal edition to monitor line voltage, reasons it transferred to battery, etc or you can configure native power options on your operating system for graceful unattended shutdown of your computer (powerchute can also do this). All of them have user replacable batteries and have a three year warranty. they also all output a step approximated sine wave. i think it all depends on what you want for shape, style, data line protection, and wattage capability.

please let me know if you have more specific questions. I am not sure exactly what you are looking for and if i went through every single difference, i'd be typing for a day. hope this helps!

just a note, we have an AV line of products you can check out here: http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=15

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Re: differences between es,cs,ls,rs

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/25/2008


hi,

i will try to give you the quick version off the top of my head 🙂

•The ES line is geared towards home and home office applications. these only go up to 750VA and are a "brick style" meaning the outlets are on the top. Certain outlets are battery+surge protection, certain are always on and just surge protection only. They dont have as many LEDs on them to indicate status to you such as overload, on battery, etc but still give you audible alarms. their support through powerchute personal edition is there but for instance, you cant tell the UPS to run a self test from the software and you cant disable the self test function. these models do not have any automatic voltage regulation.

•The CS line is limited. They kind of look like the RS models but only go up to 500VA. These are a step up from the ES model and are kind of like the tower model versions of the ES line. They have more LED indicators on the front - Online, on battery, Replace battery, or overload. I dont believe these have automatic voltage regulation either. These are a "tower model" and still have battery+surge outlets and then just plain surge only outlets.

•The LS line is our "ergonomic" line. It has a different shape. It goes up to 700VA. This unit has automatic voltage regulation. I think it can only boost. It has 4 indicator lights on it like the CS line. The building wiring fault or site wiring fault light is located on the input plug. Other than that, I dont think any of these have coax protection on them. Only DSL, etc. I THINK you can tell the UPS to run a self test through software on these. I'd have to double check with one we have here.

•The RS line is the top of the line in the Back UPS family. They go up to 1500VA. They have automatic voltage regulation. They also have all types of data line protection depending on the model. They have the four indicator LEDs on the front. The BR1500 has the ability to add on an extended run battery pack. The 1500 I think you can also somehow put it in a rack if you lay it on its side. You can tell the UPS to run a self test through software on these.

On all of these you can manage them with powerchute personal edition to monitor line voltage, reasons it transferred to battery, etc or you can configure native power options on your operating system for graceful unattended shutdown of your computer (powerchute can also do this). All of them have user replacable batteries and have a three year warranty. they also all output a step approximated sine wave. i think it all depends on what you want for shape, style, data line protection, and wattage capability.

please let me know if you have more specific questions. I am not sure exactly what you are looking for and if i went through every single difference, i'd be typing for a day. hope this helps!

just a note, we have an AV line of products you can check out here: http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=15