Tripp Lite 1300VA UPS Smart Tower AVR 120V Battery Back Up Tower LCD USB

Mfg.Part: SMART1300LCDT | CDW Part: 2885462 | UNSPSC: 26111701
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  • protected 4 surge-only
  • Offers automatic voltage regulation (AVR),which corrects brownouts & overvoltages without using battery power -$250,000 Lifetime Insurance / Tripp Lite 3-Year Warranty
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Tripp Lite 1300VA UPS Smart Tower AVR 120V Battery Back Up Tower LCD USB
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  • protected 4 surge-only
  • Offers automatic voltage regulation (AVR),which corrects brownouts & overvoltages without using battery power -$250,000 Lifetime Insurance / Tripp Lite 3-Year Warranty
Tripp Lite's SMART1300LCDT Line-Interactive Tower UPS System offers voltage regulation, surge suppression and long-lasting battery support for personal computers, network workstations, home entertainment systems and media centers. Internal UPS circuits support entry-level PCs or individual VCR/DVR components during power failures. Prevents data loss, viewing interruptions, lost recordings and loss of component programming. Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) circuits continuously regulate brownouts and overvoltages from 92V to 150V back to usable levels, all while maintaining a full battery charge. Offers complete power protection in an attractive all-black cabinet design. Includes 8 built-in outlets, 4 with full battery backup and surge suppression for vital system components and another 4 with surge-suppression only for accessories not requiring battery support. Built-in USB port and included cable enables optional unattended system shutdown without data loss in case of extended power failure. PowerAlert software is available via free download from HID-compliant USB interface also enables integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features of Windows and Mac OS X. Built-in surge dataline surge suppression jacks protect equipment with single-line dialup/DSL or network Ethernet connection. Built-in audible alarm and large LCD front panel display offers easy to read icon-based status indicators and detailed numeric data regarding input voltage, output voltage, frequency, load percentage, load watts, battery voltage and runtime in minutes. 1300VA/720W power-handling capacity supports entry-level PCs, home entertainment systems, network workstations and audio/video components.
Tripp Lite 1300VA UPS Smart Tower AVR 120V Battery Back Up Tower LCD USB is rated4.49 out of5 by51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, but some maddening limitationsWell constructed product, solidly put together, seems to be designed to be serviceable (i.e. battery replacement instructions included in the manual), worked right out of the box and does the job. After finding the correct software on the website and downloading it (what's so hard about including it on a DVD?), I wasted a little bit of time trying to get it to install but eventually gave up trying to get it to work with its own background service -I just didn't need the features badly enough, and I was fairly sure that the feature I needed (see below) wasn't included. It has a fan - I've never used a UPS that has a fan before. That's fine. But the fan is relatively loud, and runs not only when the unit is on battery, but also when it is in buck/boost mode. My household voltage tends to be on the high side, and fluctuates right around the voltage at which the 'buck' mode is triggered. So at times this UPS will cycle in and out of buck mode several times an hour, and there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the set point for the voltage (or % deviation) at which it begins to buck voltage down to nominal. Overall, so far I'm happy with this UPS!
Date published: 2015-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, reliable, functionalEverything seems to go on batteries these days. I purchased this unit about two years ago after a different battery-backup UPS system (different brand) proved inadequate. I run a Windows 7 Pro system with 2 1-TB harddrives, four 23-inch LCD monitors, two laser printers and a 15-inch MacBook Pro (with a 24-inch external monitor). All this is my workstation, my home office system, and I need it to run 24/7. I probably spent $80-$100 on this baby when I purchased it, and every time there was a thunderstorm or some summer-induced brownout, I didn't need to rush and save files and close applications because the UPS would keep my system running for 15-20 minutes. Since these were brownouts, not lasting more than 1-2 minutes, the only thing flickering were some of the monitors powering down and coming back to life. This UPS worked so well that I forgot to replace the depleted batteries a couple months ago and my Windows machine would shut down after a brownout. Buying a set of batteries is a good investment (the batteries last for 2-3 years anyway). No rocket science degree needed to install these batteries. This week, a brownout happened and the UPS just beeped to alert me of that, and I had nothing to fear.
Date published: 2017-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Power with Surge ProtectionTripplite Ups keeps computer free of surges, power line noise and prevents restarts and momentary interuptions.
Date published: 2016-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and does what I need not all I wantGood product flawless over the first several months since I purchased. Sure do wish they had management software for Mac and/or more Linux options.
Date published: 2015-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected ShutdownsI had previously not given this product a bad review because I was experiencing intermittent shutdowns due to the UPS logic circuits. I have talked with Tech Support since then and they have accurately diagnosed the problem and have taken care of it. Thanks to Jose from Tripplite Tech Support the problem has been taken resolved, professionally and quickly. I think his supervisor should put a little something extra into his Christmas stocking this year. Because of the way my issue was handled and how quickly I was able to talk to someone in Tech Support I have changed my review to would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2015-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second Tripp Lite UPSWe have many brown outs and black outs during the monsoon season. This is my second Tripp Lite UPS and I am still using the first one which is almost a year old. I like having my computer, monitor, gateway and other items secure if the power goes out. So far, the outages have been of short duration and I can't comment on how long the battery lasts. But I like being able to have time to shut down as much equipment as possible when it does happen.
Date published: 2018-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and well built productsThis is the third product I have purchased. The first 2 have been in use for nearly 8 years. Excellent reliability and great customer service if needed. Quality products at a great price!
Date published: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Load Test of Portable GeneratorLine interactive demonstrated during load test of 8kw generator. Natural Gas vs Propane fuel source compared using data logging and graphing capabilities of ups system.
Date published: 2016-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productIt's just perfect
Date published: 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have for PC BuildersIf you build your own pc this is a must have. Last thing you need to do is spend 2-5k on a new build to have outside power problem screw that up.
Date published: 2017-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy that I ordered this unit!!I have been a Tripp-Lite user for many years, and have been entirely satisfied with my battery backup devices. I appreciate the power display screens, especially my new one with the load meter. No worries! John.
Date published: 2015-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy againBack-up power for cable, phone, internet & security cameras
Date published: 2018-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Date published: 2017-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give it a week...During the first 48 hours, there is an electronic smell that is really bad. It almost got returned. So far, haven't had any other issues with the unit. And the smell is dissipating.
Date published: 2015-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tripp-Lite is reliableWe frequently have electrical brownouts in our area, so I purchased this product four months ago to use as a battery backup for my wood pellet stove. It has done the job successfully several times. I would recommend it as a reliable backup for any electronic equipment.
Date published: 2015-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy again. Have bought 2 so far.So far, product performs as advertised. Have it connected to my computer peripherals and last for about 45 minutes.
Date published: 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for expensive electronics.The best for expensive audio and video systems. Plenty of protection and reserve power to give you time to shut equipment off properly and safely.
Date published: 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Workstation UPSWe purchased 20 of these for our staff. 1 was buzzing from a malfunctioning transformer. Tripplite replaced it free of charge after a short troubleshooting session with their Tech support(American Tech). We have had one outage and they all performed flawlessly. Looking to purchase more in the future.
Date published: 2017-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needsUse it to protect my home entertainment system. We have frequent voltage drops (brownouts) and momentary power outages. This is dangerous to electronic equipment and is inconvenient when it causes my TiVo to reboot (which takes several minutes to come back up). This UPS handles those problems admirably. I also like the ability to see the load utilization on the front display.
Date published: 2016-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good.Just got the unit. Very simple to setup. Display is clear and easy to understand. We'll see how it holds up if there is ever a surge or power outage.
Date published: 2013-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this line of products over others offered.Excellent product. Never had a problem with Tripp-Lite products. I bought this over several other choices that I saw that were cheaper but were considered inferior to this particular device.
Date published: 2015-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to be a solid UPSI haven't owned this long enough to rate based on performance over time, meaning I do not know how quickly battery capacity degrades. Having said that, in the short time I have had this it has been great! I live in an area with frequent power outages and this little thing rocks, keeps my home office kicking.
Date published: 2018-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again.The hook up was easy. Negotiating the web site was not as easy as it could have been.
Date published: 2017-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional but needs improvementThis UPS is of the ubiquitous line-interactive topology. At its most basic level it is functional as such. Given its intended use is high power PCs and other such domestic uses, the fan is blessedly silent during normal operation, kicking in only when the inverter is active (during AC fail or buck/boost). Further, the silent mode option does away with annoying alarms during AC fail. I take exception with Energy Star awarding this (and other UPSs) their label: just sitting there, with NOTHING plugged in it consumes over 20 watts, an excessive amount to keep already topped up batteries charged. The LCD panel itself is of nebulous value: the bright back-light cannot be turned off and the information it presents in terms of load/draw is not accurate enough to be of any real use. While not tragically flawed in any way, I do believe one can do better at this price point.
Date published: 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UPS Shutdowns System UnexpectedlyI have been having problems with my UPS almost from day one and it relates to my computer shutting down unexpectedly at different times. The computer may run fine for a day or two or it may only be a couple hours before the screen goes black and the computer acts like it is trying to restart but never does. The lights flash for a second and then stops and does this continuously until I pull the plug from the power supply in the back of the computer. I have contacted Tripplite many times about this but they have never responded. Has anyone else had a similar issue that was resolved. A couple times the UPS did it's work with a few second of power interruption for which I was happy. But not happy with my system shutting down without warning, it just goes black and after unplugging the power supply for about 15 to 30 minutes it comes back on. In fact it just happened before writing this. I would recommend this UPS if it wasn't for this problem, but I would maybe go for the higher end model if money wasn't an object. I thought this would work for me as I only occasionally need it, usually during a storm where power interruption happens but only for a few seconds, but without a UPS those seconds can wreck havoc.
Date published: 2015-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs my gaming rig for 15~ mins.Its a nice ups but the always on display is a eye killer at night and the software is fixed. I think they fixed the display problem in the new versions, i would check out one of them but other then the display i got no real problems with this ups.
Date published: 2017-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, Strong SupplyAs this is for "Emergency" use, simply to give enough power until shutdown, I have 3 towers and one monitor hooked up to the backup side. Also, several other "surge protection only" items are plugged in. Seems to be operating in a flawless manner.
Date published: 2016-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again.It has two computer,register printer, fax machine and surveillance system plugged into it. It works great. I would buy one again.
Date published: 2016-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this batteryI use this as a battery backup for my long arm quilting machine. It shows me how much battery time is left if I lose power and I like the different screens of information that's available for the input and output of power. It is a great investment!
Date published: 2016-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality/Reasonable priceFit and finish seems great. Using it for a camera/DVR security type system. Get some great runtime. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great!Nice peace of mind and very good value. It's kicked in a few times and worked as described.
Date published: 2017-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and probably willI am using this UPS to back up and protect my main desktop and the cable modem and wireless router, the latter two being frequent failure points here in the desert. I received this product for Christmas. It was in service the next day. The ONLY problem I noticed was that the manual was apparently written for an area with 220 VAC service. This was disconcerting but close examination of the box showed it was indeed North American standard. This cost you a star Tripp-Lite.
Date published: 2016-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, Ignore the smell it goes away.Purchased it during hurican season in florida. Have regular brown outs in my location. I heard it click on when necessary and I haven't had any computer restarts or modem issues since I turned it on. The unit smells toxic out of the box. Plugging it in only makes matters worse. I was doubtful but people said the smell dissipated over time. Took no less than 7 days, but sure enough the smell has gone away and i can keep it about 2 feet away from me with no ill effects. I recommend running it for a week in an open environment.
Date published: 2016-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from blocks my cable internetWorks great as a surge protector/UPS but the cable loop through blocked several channels on my cable internet. We were experiencing download speeds of less than 100kb/s with uploads 10 times that. Our cable tech showed us the data channels that were being blocked by this system. Useless for protecting modern data cables. Also, the manual was obviously intended for non North American users with line voltages in the 220 range. I would recommend to a friend who did not have cable internet.
Date published: 2016-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Deal, Works greatMuch less than competitors price and lots of bells and whistles. I feel confident now that my computer will be running when power is shut down.
Date published: 2016-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent UPS but buggy monitoring softwareThe UPS is an excellent product and well build. It's also quite heavy weight wise. The PowerAlert software and PowerAlert Console are buggy and unreliable. Works at times and not at others - failing to find the UPS and falling back to a default IP address rather than a USB connection. Uninstall and re-installl software worked once. But now I can't even uninstall it. TrippLite needs to get their arms around the software issues. While the UIPS is great, I'd not give a favorable review to the PowerAlert software.
Date published: 2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lot sto LikeI use this for my home office to get consistent power and backup. Bigger than what I needed but went with this one so I can power my office even if I lose power.
Date published: 2017-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interface could be betterIt does what it says on the box. After suffering two power outages which corrupted my windows installation I purchased this unit from Amazon based on price and performance. I have connected my PC, monitor, and a couple of accessories. Based on the readouts I should get about 1 hour on battery at normal consumption levels. I think this gives more than enough time to save my data and shut the system down and avoid the corruption that I experienced without the UPS. I do like the interactive app, although it does seem to lose communication a little too often for my liking. The UPS sits out of sight and I rely on the app alone for checking status of the UPS. I particularly like the app features for that allow for scheduled shutdown and startup. On the whole this is an effective UPS for the home/small business user with one or two PCs to support. The addition surge only outlets are very useful for my laptop and its separate monitor.
Date published: 2014-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better deal compared to another reknown brand......Voltage regulation & UPS in one product! So far, there have been no power problems after 3 weeks of use. With a Bronze Class Power Supply, my desktop can survive about 40 minutes of power loss which is plenty of time to finish a mean game and sign off. I only use 200 watts in high-power mode and this beauty could easily do 600 watts (with less time available during power failures, etc). If you are wise about energy consumption (carbon footprints), this product is one of the best values.
Date published: 2018-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ReadoutGreat UPS because it has onboard diagnostics as I don't use the computer software
Date published: 2017-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and recommend it.Awesome working as expected.
Date published: 2017-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good life spanit is a good battery
Date published: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of MindI purchased this product to protect my office computers in the event of a power outage. Thankfully I have not had an power issues, however if I did I have complete Peace of Mind that my Tripp-Lite will work without any issues. It was very easy to setup and is so quite that you never even are aware that it is running and keeping my technology and work safe!
Date published: 2015-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always dependable.The SmartPro LCD UPS has the power to take over in an emergency. The unit has sufficient voltage to see a heavy duty work station through a power outage and provide the ability to shut down properly.
Date published: 2016-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tripp-Lite is always my first choice for an UPSI have been using Tripp-Lite UPS power backups for 30 years and they have never failed me. I bought the SmartPro LCD UPS because of the power line conditioning. The UPS is the first line of defense for power failures, but when you have power surges or power line dips the SmartPro takes care of this by using the buck/boost features. Computer circuits do not work well when the power dips below 100 VAC or when it surges over 125 VAC. The SmartPro LCD corrects these problems so your computing is safe and you don't even have to think about it ... it just works. Day & Night, 24/7 all year long. It's a Tripp-LIte and it works!
Date published: 2017-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the purchaseI bought two of these units to use as backup power supplies for two Dell rack mount servers. These UPSs work great and the optional software to monitor the UPS devices. I will be buying either other units like these in the future or other products from Tripplite.
Date published: 2016-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Then and Now - YesWhen I was a Data Account Executive with AT&T I highly recommended my clients to utilize Tripp-Lite for backup requirements. I continue to recommend Tripp-Lite as a Realtor. I sell homes to medium to high end clients and they all have expensive equipent that needs protecting. I use the 1300VA to protect my in-home server, NAS, router and cable modem. I cannnot afford problems with my Internet service since it supplies all my data and voice services. I highly recommend this product and all Tripp-Lite equipment. Great products!
Date published: 2015-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functions as expectedIt preforms as advertised, quite, and one glance at the display tells me all I need to know.
Date published: 2015-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Set easy. Disappointed in availability of PowerAlert Software and USB Cable.The PowerAlert Software needs to be downloaded and link is not provided. There was supposed to be a USB Cable provided, but it was not. Set up was easy.
Date published: 2013-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electrical OdorSize and features of the SMART1300LCDT are just right for my needs (2-PCs and network equipment. However, so far after a week and a half of operation, it still gives off a strong electrical odor, as if if something is cooking inside. Currently, it is at 86 WATTS/12% load, and still smells awful. I wish I knew how long it will take for this odor to stop. If much longer, this UPS will have to be returned. I have 4 other UPS's (other manufacturers) in operation, and none ever smelled like this on, even when brand new.
Date published: 2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my problemEvery time my air conditioner kicked on my computer power browned out just long enough to make it reboot. My old UPS a 400VA unit was just not large enough and was frequently drained. I purchased and installed the Smart1300LCDT and no longer have had any problems. We had a power failure shortly after buying the unit and was using the computer at the time. I was able to complete my work including printing what I needed and safely shut down. I really love this new unit and highly recommend it. Don't buy a minimal unit when great priced right sized unit is available.
Date published: 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00