Multiple Lines and Outlets Protect Data During Emergencies
With six C13-type outlets total, you have more than enough space to protect your most important university computers and mobile devices. The three battery-supported outlets protect computers, monitors and vital system peripherals. That complements the three additional surge suppression-only outlets that can safeguard printers and other system accessories.
The Tripp Lite UPS also provides the power-handling ability of about 550 volt-ampere per kilogram (or 300 watts), which supports a variety of PCs, workstations and other assorted electronics. In my tests, the Tripp Lite provides power for long periods of time, supporting a half load of 275VA for 10 minutes and a full load of 550VA for three minutes. This is more than enough time to safely save data and power down electronics. More impressive, we found that the Tripp Lite UPS also supports emergency power to certain computers for about 17 minutes under blackout conditions.
The Tripp Lite unit also provides built-in single telephone or DSL line surge suppression to protect telecom devices, mobile devices and tablets. The HID-compliant USB port enables full integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X devices.
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Avoiding Data Loss with a Safe Shutdown
Arguably the most important feature found in testing is the PowerAlert software and cabling.
The software provides safe and unattended shutdown without data loss during extended outages. This feature is essential to business continuity and provides peace of mind to IT staff in case of outages.
Colleges and universities, like most organizations, may be focused primarily on preventing cyberattacks, but by including the Tripp Lite 550VA 300W Battery Backup in their disaster recovery and prevention plans, they can also take a big step toward preventing unforeseen downtime.
Interfaces: 1 x management (USB), four-pin USB-A
Power Provided: 300 watts
Power Capacity: 550 volt-ampere per kilogram
Output Connector Qty: six
Surge Suppression: Yes
Dimension: 11x5.7x3.5 inches
Weight: 10.36 pounds