One major drawback of the APC 3000va 2U unit (SUA3000RM2U)

/One major drawback of the APC 3000va 2U unit (SUA3000RM2U)

One major drawback of the APC 3000va 2U unit (SUA3000RM2U)

I have really never liked this unit from the start.  It has weak fans and poor cooling design, so it tends to get very hot.  And when it does, some of the relays fail.  We have about 20 or so in the repair trailer waiting to be worked on.

Recently, we have been getting calls about the units not working right.  However, what we usually find is that the unit works well, but just not long enough.   The 2U design means it only only has 480vah of battery power.  Which if its 50% or more loaded, means less than 10 minutes of runtime with a fresh battery pack and maybe 5 minutes towards the end of its life.

So what should you do?

  1. PLEASE please install a netcard!  A Netcard will allow you to a) monitor the UPS’s exact runtime based on your load, b)  setup a shutdown plan automatically when the UPS is about to run out of power, and c) give you a great data log to learn why and how your UPS is failing if need be.
  2. UPGRADE to a 3U extended run capable UPS.  The 333bn is a great unit with 864vah and built in netcard.   Plus mention this blog and we’ll give $100 trade in for your SUA3000RM2U or upgrade you to an Environmental card
By | 2018-02-25T08:25:33+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on One major drawback of the APC 3000va 2U unit (SUA3000RM2U)

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Bob is the Founder of GreenLightUPS. Bob and Wes started the UPS business out of Wesworth Electric in 2007 as WeBobUPS. As they gained experience, they launched GreenLightUPS.com in 2008. Since then they have served 1000s of customers needing UPS solutions.

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