Today we are taking a quick look at the CyberPower CP1500PFCRMU UPS. This is a 2U UPS with a 1500VA/1000W Capacity. It has eight total rear-facing outlets and was $335 when we purchased it recently as a Project TinyMiniMicro/ STH Mini PC UPS. We just wanted to show off this unit since we know our readers need to buy these types of units from time-to-time. This one saw challenges when we initially received it, so we wanted to show that as well.
CyberPower CP1500PFCRM2U External Hardware Overview
The unit is 2U in height and is 10.5 inches deep. It weighs about 27 pounds or 12 kilograms. The main body of the unit is plastic, but the built-in rackmount ears are metal.
Our unit arrived damaged in shipping, and the front LCD panel was not aligned in the slot. This was an easy fix and did not seem to affect the general functionality of the unit, however, the buttons were not aligned preventing us from turning the unit on. Here is a closer look at the way our front panel popped out as it arrived.
The back of the unit has eight NEMA 5-15R outlets, all of which are surge protected and have battery backup. Two of the outlets are spaced out to allow for larger plugs or transformers. There is a USB port for management, and an option to purchase an add-in-card for SNMP/HTTP remote monitoring.
The bottom of the unit is basic with screw holes.
The plug is a standard NEMA 5-15P right angle plug at a 45 degree offset, and the cable is 6ft long. Here you can see that we already popped the screen back in place.
Next, let us get to the internal hardware overview.
CyberPower CP1500PFCRM2U Internal Hardware Overview
As with other power supplies, we have no specific comments on the internals, but we know people like seeing the inside.
The batteries are two user-replaceable 12V/9Ah Lead-Acid batteries. CyberPower estimates the runtime at full load to be 3.1 minutes and 10.2 minutes at half load. These are designed to be just big enough to let devices shut down on power failure, and are not designed to keep devices online through extended power outages.
This is a close up of the front panel assembly with both the LCD screen and the buttons.
The front panel button assembly arrived out of position, which made the buttons non-functional. This was a fairly easy fix that just required unscrewing the screw and re-seating the board.
Here is an internal view of the entire UPS with the LCD screen panel off.
This a picture of the right side of the unit, behind the display.
This is a picture of the center of the internals.
While it was an easy fix, the fact that the packaging and internal assembly was not built to survive an Amazon delivery without damage means there is opportunity to do better. The box was not damaged, so we were surprised to see the LCD panel out of place.
The Cyberpower CP1500PFCRM2U is compatible with the free PowerPanel Business 4 Windows software from Cyberpower. Without the add-in card, only USB functionality is available so it may be inconvenient to access.
Upper and Lower voltage bounds can be set within the software, along with notifications for low battery or battery replacement.
The UPS can send a shutdown request to connected computers to prevent data loss in the event of a prolonged power outage.
This is fairly standard functionality for this class of device.
UPS units are essential for server use to ensure critical systems can shut down properly. With eight outlets, this will probably work for small racks and light day-to-day usage.
This is a great option for users that require 8 NEMA 5-15 outlets and a battery backup for all of them. Users that require other outlets or voltages may have to search for other options.
If you do not require a battery backup, then check out our reviews for rack-mounted surge protectors, like the CyberPower CPS1215RMS and the Tripp-Lite ISOBAR12ULTRA. We also looked at a higher-end UPS in the Eaton 5P 1U Lithium Ion Rack Battery Unit Review 5P1500R-L.
Pricing and Where to Buy
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