A TAA-Compliant product complies with the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. § 2501–2581), which requires the U.S. Government to procure products that were manufactured in the United States or other authorized countries. TAA-Compliant products are required in federal procurement contracts such as GSA, IDIQ and DOD.
Stand-By UPS systems provides basic battery backup and surge protection.
Line-Interactive UPS systems
Line-Interactive UPS systems provide both battery backup and automatic voltage regulation of AC power (boost/cut) to give a greater amount of power protection than a Stand-By UPS.
>On-Line UPS systems
On-Line UPS systems use a double power conversion system to produce a pure sine wave output and zero transfer time to battery to provide the highest level of power protection.
The UPS Family is the Tripp Lite brand name for a particular type of UPS.
Stand-By UPS Families
For Stand-By UPS systems, the families are Internet Office, BC Pro® and BC Personal®.
Line-Interactive UPS Families
For Line-Interactive UPS systems, the families are SmartPro, OmniSmart™, VS Series, SmartPro® USB, LCD UPS and AVR Series.
On-Line UPS Families
For On-Line UPS systems, the family is SmartOnline™ UPS.
Output Volt-Amps (VA)
Output Volt-Amps (VA) is a measurement of electrical power and is used to size a UPS system for the equipment that will be connected to it.
Rack Height (U Spaces) is a measure of vertical space or the height of equipment mounted in a rack enclosure. 1U is equal to 1.75 inches, 2U is equal to 3.5 inches and so on.
The maximum depth of equipment that can be mounted in a floor-standing or wall-mount rack enclosure cabinet.
Floor-Standing Rack Depth Designations
Wall-Mount Rack Depth Designations
< 16 inches
16 to 23.99 inches
24 to 31.99 inches
> 32 inches
PC/Server Connection determines the correct cable kits (e.g. PS/2, USB, VGA, DVI or Cat5) for a KVM Switch based upon how it will be connected to a PC or server on the network.
IP Remote Access
IP Remote Access is a feature of a KVM Switch that allows a user to monitor and control PCs, servers and other network devices remotely over IP (Internet Protocol).
VESA Pattern (mm) is the standardized dimensions of a 4-hole mounting attachment for displays, monitors or flat panel TVs based on the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) standards. There are variations of the VESA pattern based on location, size and weight of the display.
Active cooling uses energy to transfer or remove heat from one area and pass it onto another. Passive cooling does not use energy to cool an area; rather, it employs natural cooling design guidelines, or the addition of thermal barriers, panels or insulation to prevent heat from entering an area.
Phase is used to describe the two main types of alternating current (AC) electric power produced by a utility, generator or UPS system. Single-phase power includes a single AC waveform, making single-phase equipment ideal for lower power density applications with per-rack power consumption levels up to approximately 2.8kVA (120V), 5kVA (208V) or 7.4kVA (230V). Three-phase power includes 3 AC waveforms, making 3-phase equipment better suited for intermediate and high-capacity applications with per-rack power consumption levels that surpass the practical energy limits of single-phase equipment.
Joule Rating is the unit of energy, based upon the International System of Units, by which surge protectors are rated for their ability to absorb surge energy to protect connected equipment. A higher number indicates greater protection and a longer life expectancy.
Hinged Wall Bracket
Hinged Wall Bracket is a mounting device that attaches a wall-mounted rack to a wall. It has adjustable pivots that allow the rack to be locked into a closed or open (90-degree perpendicular) position. It minimizes cable flex and facilitates installation and ease of access.
GFCI Plug is a type of safety outlet that protects against a common type of electrical shock hazard, the ground fault. It contains a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) device, which quickly disconnects a connected device from the power source in the event of a ground fault.
Seismic Rack is a type of enclosure featuring a rugged welded construction that has been tested to Seismic Zone 4 standards. Seismic Racks provide additional security for locations situated in earthquake-prone areas or are subject to regular vibrations at locations such as airports or industrial environments.
Individual Outlet Switching
Individual Outlet Switching is a capability of a PDU where individual outlets can be turned on or off remotely to reboot unresponsive equipment, lock out unused PDU outlets to prevent unauthorized use, or enable customized power up/down programming sequences to ensure proper startup of equipment.
NIAP-Certified Secure identifies a KVM that meets the strict requirements set by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) regarding the security of KVMs to safeguard data from accidental transfer or unauthorized access.
Pure Sine Wave Output
Pure Sine Wave Output is virtually identical to the smooth arc typically associated with a utility-produced sine waveform. It allows equipment to run cooler, last longer and operate without malfunctions and reduced performance. It also ensures maximum compatibility with sensitive electronics.
Multi-User is a capability of a KVM switch that permits more than one user to control different network devices simultaneously but not concurrently.
Dual Input Cords
Dual Input Cords provide connection to separate primary and secondary power sources for PDUs with Automatic Transfer Switching (ATS) functionality. If there is a loss of the primary power source, the ATS will switch to the secondary power source to maintain power to the connected equipment until the primary power source returns.
Digital Load Meter
Digital Load Meter is a local display on metered, monitored, switched and ATS power distribution units (PDUs) that reports output power consumption in amps in order to facilitate load balancing and avoid overloads.
Cat5 KVM Switch
Cat5 KVM Switch is a device designed to enable users to control multiple computers or network equipment connected via Cat5 cabling.
All PDUs including Basic PDUs provide reliable rack-mount power distribution for data centers, server rooms, and network wiring closets.
Metered PDUs monitor load levels to avoid potential overloads via a LCD display.
Monitored PDUs remotely monitor voltage, frequency, and load levels via a built-in network connection.
Switched PDUs can securely control individual outlets remotely to enable the rebooting of unresponsive equipment to minimize downtime.
Auto Transfer Switch (ATS) PDUs
ATS PDUs provide redundant power to connected equipment with separate primary and secondary power sources.
Hot-Swap PDUs have dual input power cables to enable live-replacement of select UPS systems with no power interruption to connected equipment.
The total power draw (in Watts) of all equipment connected to the UPS.
You can usually find information about your equipment's wattage requirements from the manufacturer's documentation or the equipment nameplate. (If the power requirements are listed in amps, multiply by the input voltage to find the wattage.) For assistance with UPS sizing, contact our application specialists at email@example.com or 888.447.6227.
The number of minutes (expressed as a range) the UPS will be required to power your equipment in the event of a power outage. If you have generator power, this will be the amount of time necessary to switch to generator power. If you don't have a generator, the UPS should be capable of powering devices for the duration of the outage.