Power Management Reviews
by Lyle Smith

SurgeX Defender Series Surge + Diagnostic SX-HS-15-R Review

The SurgeX Defender Series Surge + Diagnostic is the new generation of surge protectors designed with state-of-the-art microprocessor protection technology. They protect equipment from power anomalies that can confuse the circuitry in digital equipment and cause degradation over time. Its professional-grade Power Conditioning System allows technicians within organizations to troubleshoot and diagnose power anomalies both on and off site and offer the ability to customize power protection settings. Ultimately the SurgeX is positioned to be the best solution on the market to protect sensitive equipment from fluctuations in power that can damage or destroy servers, storage arrays and the like.

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by Josh Shaman

APC Back-UPS Pro 500 Lithium Ion Review

The APC Back-UPS Pro 500 (BG500) is a UPS system designed for SMBs and home networks that provides 300W/500VA of battery backup for up to four outlets, and is unique in the market with APC's Lithium Ion battery implementation. At 300W, the device could potentially backup a workstation, but beyond that, APC envisions many end-customers utilizing the BG500 to support networking equipment which is easily within its range. The BG500 delivers battery backup power that APC quotes from 44 minutes at 25W to 6.5 minutes at 180W, which enables networking and other computing equipment to maintain continuous operation even during lengthier power outages. Of course, as a UPS it also provides protection from surges and spikes.

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by Josh Shaman

Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Review (SU3000RTXL2U)

Tripp Lite's SU3000RTXL2U is an online UPS system (uninterruptable power supply) that provides 3000VA/2500 watts of reliable battery backup for up to seven outlets. The unit sustains regulated voltage, frequency, and a pure sine wave to confine itself from power brownouts and failures. Tripp Lite specifically designed this model to protect medical equipment, wiring closets, switches, storage devices, routers, and servers from power issues that can cause critical systems to go offline. The Tripp Lite SmartOnline instantly kicks into action by continuously routing power through a double-conversion circuit, giving it a 0ms transfer time. Battery life itself is projected at 6 minutes for a full load at 2500 watts and 15 minutes for a half load at 1250 watts without additional battery packs connected.

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by Kevin OBrien

Eaton 9PX UPS Review

The Eaton 9PX UPS is a new high-efficiency battery backup designed for the protection of medium-to-high-density IT equipment in computer rooms as well as small data centers in industrial, manufacturing, medical and telecommunications applications. Offered in sizes between 5-11kVA, the 9PX is aimed toward a wide range of operating conditions, with installations supporting the 9PX UPS itself or scale-out configurations with up to twelve additional EMBs (extended battery modules) to offer additional runtime. With claims of high operating efficiency (>98%) and AMB technology to extend the service life of batteries by up to 50%, Eaton is gearing to help IT departments save on power consumption and lower operating costs with the new 9PX UPS.

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by Josh Linden

Eaton Advanced Monitored ePDU Review (eAM001)

Eaton’s Advanced Monitored family of ePDUs are designed to allow administrators to remotely monitor the power usage of individual outlets or sections over the network. Out-of-the-box web monitoring is built into the ePDU, and SNMP allows integration with third-party management systems. The eAM001 Advanced Monitored ePDU brings 20 C13 outlets and 4 C19 outlets to the StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab with outlet-level monitoring over the network. The eAM001 allows a maximum draw of 5.8kW, providing plenty of power to servers, storage and networking equipment in our 42U Eaton S-Series Rack.

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by Lyle Smith

StorageReview Enterprise Testing Environment: Eaton 5PX UPS Review

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an electrical device that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source fails. The main reasons to invest in a UPS is to protect your assets which can include both hardware and in many cases data. At StorageReview, we rely heavily on hardware and data in our testing environment; including both the hardware we are testing, the servers and connected equipment we use for testing, and above all else our results gained through testing. To protect our Enterprise Testing Environment, we turned to Eaton for their 5PX-2200RT UPS.

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