APC Smart-UPS – SMV Smart UPS & SMT Smart UPS
APC Smart-UPS are intelligent and efficient network power protection from entry-level to scaleable runtime. APC UPS are Ideal for servers, point-of-sale, routers, switches, hubs, and other network devices.
APC UPS helps protect equipment and critical data from costly interruptions by supplying reliable, network-grade power reliably and efficiently.
APC UPS are available in a variety of forms factors and classes (entry-level, standard, and extended run), APC SMV UPS, APC SMT UPS, APC SMV Rackmount UPS, and APC free-standing UPS, there is a model for nearly every application and budget.
APC Smart-UPS Standard models are the most popular UPS in the world for business servers, storage, and network devices and have long been considered the benchmark for reliability and manageability.
APC Smart-UPS models are an economical choice for small and medium businesses looking to protect small networking devices, point-of-sale (POS) equipment, and entry-level servers. The extended run models accept external battery packs for long runtime to power critical servers, security, and communication systems through outages that could last hours.
APC Smart-UPS come with SmartConnect monitoring software that will send you alerts about firmware updates, maintenance, and more.
Features to look for in smart UPS
When you select a UPS, you must consider a variety of factors, such as how to properly size a UPS unit, voltage requirements, battery type, backup power duration, and maintenance requirements. Once smart features enter the picture, there are few more considerations in the equation:
Predictive alerts – Many smart UPSes monitor component degradation or failure potential, so the system sends an early warning notification to replace faulty or aged parts. In the case of a battery failure, you can perform preventive maintenance to replace the bad battery and avoid an event where the system switches to a weak, overcharged or nonexistent backup power supply.
Remote power management A smart UPS can connect to your network and enable remote power management. This enables you to integrate UPS management with your data center infrastructure management system, so you can control everything from one central location.
Intelligent battery This feature helps extend maximum performance and life from your battery with more precise charging capabilities. This type of charging can adjust the charge voltage based on battery temperature to prolong life.
Advanced power conditioning – Most UPSes provide a layer of power conditioning, but a smart UPS can ensure an optimally balanced and matched current supply to any load. Your equipment will receive protection against everything from unexpected outages and spikes to minute surges and power disturbances.
Modular design Battery modules come in a few types, but a modular UPS design can protect against isolated failures. This, ultimately, translates to higher availability and improved redundancy, which are key to successful UPS operation – It’s also easier to scale a modular power system if you must add batteries or capacity without expanding the UPS footprint.
Intelligent paralleling This feature automatically optimizes performance at a partial load. It adapts device energy consumption to improve overall efficiency based on load demand. A small tweak like this may not seem game-changing, but if you spread this across your power infrastructure, it can result in superior cost savings compared to older units.