What is a UPS?
A UPS, (uninterruptible power source) is a battery backup power system, which is activated when power fails so that the equipment can be switched off properly.
The primary role of a UPS is to provide short-term power when the power source fails. Depending on the battery power of the ups, it gives us enough time to save the data if we are on the PC.
Also, most UPS are surge protectors for other power problems that arise.
The common ups types are:
- Desktop or compact
- Tower or mini-tower
Before buying a UPS it is important to choose the model that suits you according to your needs, what you want to use it for. Find out what you need to keep in mind when buying a UPS. Read here about How to choose a good UPS? UPS Buying Guide
bXterra 1500VA BM1500AVRLCD UPS Review
bXterra 1500VA UPS BM1500AVRLCD is a line-interactive UPS that provides both: battery backup and surge protection for essential home and office devices.
It uses Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) to defend against under voltages and overvoltages, so during minor power fluctuations, AVR reduces or boosts incoming voltages to a safe operating range.
The Battery Runtime (Half load) it’s about 11 minutes, more than enough time to shut down your home computer, gaming rig or PC monitors and save important work.
Also, the 900W power it’s big enough to protect your home security and smart devices, desktop computers, tablets, networking equipment, home theater systems, video gaming consoles, etc
It is best that the load on the battery does not exceed 80% of its capacity.
About the LCD screen
The LCD screen looks great and has some nice features: shows you the power status information about the remaining runtime, alerts, and other necessary data.
How to use bXterra 1500VA BM1500AVRLCD?
It’s very simple to set up and use. Just plugged the battery in & plugged the system into my computer and the UPS is ready for action.
Before plugging in equipment, make sure the UPS is turned off and unplugged.
The unit is very well designed, is doing its job well, and runs quietly.
How to charge the battery?
The front of the unit also shows how much battery remains.
If the battery is low, connect it to utility power and the UPS will start to charge its internal battery.
For best results, charge the battery for eight hours prior to initial use.
- Easy so set up
- Not to expensive
- runs quietly
- Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
- 900 watts, very good Power Rating
- Battery Runtime (Half load) – 11 min
- Multi-Status LCD Screen
- considering the price is quite low, I have no negative points, but to be a bit demanding I could add the only thing: the USB charging port is missing
With a very good value for money, You can’t go wrong with this UPS.