3000va units are very popular for small server racks. Most people need a small, but powerful UPS, with good network management, lots of outlets and high reliability.
If you need the same thing.. then choose the 312ibm.
The 312ibm was made by APC for IBM. Its based on the very powerful XLM series UPS, still made by APC. IBM made some adjustments that make the 312ibm an excellent value. Few people know about this unit, so we end up acquiring many from IBM partners.
Just compare this unit to other 3kva APC, 120volt, 2U units..
|Feature||APC SUA 302b||APC SMX 312v||APC IBM 312ibm|
|Server Ports?||No just regular outlets||No just regular outlets||YES|
|Extra Cost for Netcard?||Yes.. +$85||Yes +150||NO included|
|Extra Cost for 3X runtime?||No XR cabinet allowed||Yes, $649 with bp32v||Yes, $399 with bp2ulb|
|Extra Cost for Rail Kit?||Yes, +$45||Yes, +$45||NO included|
on sale $555