Model Number: BCPERS450

BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS, Tower, USB port, 3 Outlets

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  • 450VA tower 120V standby UPS
  • Maintains AC output during power failures
  • USB port, Status LEDs
  • NEMA 5-15P input plug and 3 NEMA 5-15R outlets
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Overview

Tripp Lite's BCPERS450 standby UPS offers AC surge suppression and long lasting battery support for desktop PCs, network workstations and a wide variety of consumer and professional electronics. Uninterruptible Power Supply / UPS circuits switch to battery backup mode within milliseconds to keep connected equipment running without interruption or data loss during power failures, brownouts and overvoltages. AC surge suppression prevents connected equipment damage. USB communications port supports built-in power management and auto-shutdown features of Windows and Mac OS X or full featured monitoring and data-saving auto-shutdown options using Tripp Lite's free PowerAlert monitoring software.

Features

  • BCPERS450 small tower 120V standby UPS offers AC power protection from blackouts, brownouts, overvoltages and transient surges
  • 450VA / 280 watt UPS output capacity
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply / UPS operation maintains battery-derived AC output during blackouts, brownouts and overvoltages to prevent data loss and system downtime for connected equipment
  • Built-in USB port enables data-saving unattended shutdown when used with Tripp Lite's PowerAlert software, available via FREE download from www.tripplite.com
  • HID-compliant USB port also enables integration with built-in power management and auto shutdown features of Windows and Mac OS X
  • 4.6 minutes runtime at 100% load(280 watts), 15 minutes runtime at 50% load(140 watts)
  • 30 minutes runtime for a desktop computer system consuming 80 watts continuous
  • 3 built-in NEMA 5-15R UPS supported outlets
  • NEMA 5-15P input connection with 6ft / 1.8m line cord
  • Network grade AC surge and lightning protection is available from all outlets
  • Supports Tripp Lite's Watchdog system service to restore operation to locked equipment through soft reboot of application/OS or hard power off/on reboot of connected equipment, ideal for unattended kiosk applications
  • Front panel LEDs indicate line / battery mode and battery replace status; Audible alarm with alarm cancel / self-test button
  • Hot swappable user battery replacement
  • Optional PDUB15 bypass PDU enable hot-swappable UPS replacement with no disruption to connected equipment
  • Small tower housing supports desk or floor placement

Package Includes

  • BCPERS450 UPS System
  • Instruction manual
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OUTPUT
Output Volt Amp Capacity (VA) 450
Output Watt Capacity (Watts) 280
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported 110V; 115V; 120V
Nominal Voltage Details 115v nominal output in battery mode
Frequency Compatibility 60 Hz
Output Voltage Regulation (Battery Mode) +/- 5%
Output Receptacles (3) 5-15R
Hot-Swap PDU options PDUB15 (2U / 8 5-15R outlets)
Output AC Waveform (AC Mode) Sine wave
Output AC Waveform (Battery Mode) PWM sine wave
INPUT
Rated input current (Maximum Load) 3.1A
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported 120V AC
UPS Input Connection Type 5-15P
UPS Input Cord Length (ft.) 6
Recommended Electrical Service 15A 120V
Input Phase Single-Phase
BATTERY
Full Load Runtime (min.) 4.6 min. (280w)
Half Load Runtime (min.) 15 min. (140w)
DC System Voltage (VDC) 12
Battery Recharge Rate (Included Batteries) Less than 3.6 hours from 10% to 90%
Internal UPS Replacement Battery Cartridge RBC51
Battery Access Battery access door
Battery Replacement Description Hot-swappable, user replaceable batteries
Expandable Runtime No
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
Switches 2 Switches control off/on power status and alarm-cancel/self-test operation
Alarm Cancel Operation Power-fail alarm can be silenced using alarm-cancel switch; once silenced, alarm will re-sound to indicate low-battery status
Audible Alarm Audible alarm indicates power-failure and low-battery conditions
LED Indicators 3 LEDs indicate line power, battery power and battery low/replace status
SURGE / NOISE SUPPRESSION
UPS AC Suppression Joule Rating 252
UPS AC Suppression Response Time Instantaneous
EMI / RFI AC Noise Suppression Yes
PHYSICAL
Installation Form Factors Supported with Included Accessories Tower
Installation Form Factors Supported with Optional Accessories Wallmount(UPSWM - tower mounting kit)
Primary Form Factor Tower
UPS Power Module Dimensions (hwd, in.) 8.5 x 5.2 x 7
UPS Power Module Weight (lbs.) 12
UPS Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 12 x 8.2 x 10
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 13
UPS Housing Material PVC
Primary UPS Height (mm) 216
Primary UPS Width (mm) 132
Primary UPS Depth (mm) 178
Shipping Height (mm) 305
Shipping Width (mm) 208
Shipping Depth (mm) 254
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range +32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit / 0 to +40 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range +5 to +122 degrees Fahrenheit / -15 to +50 degrees Celsius
Relative Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
AC Mode BTU / Hr. (Full Load) 68
Battery Mode BTU / Hr. (Full Load) 334.5
AC Mode Efficiency Rating (100% Load) 94%
COMMUNICATIONS
Communications Interface USB (HID enabled)
PowerAlert Software Free download from www.tripplite.com
Communications Cable USB cable is user supplied
WatchDog Compatibility Supports Watchdog application, OS and hard-reboot restart options for remote applications
Network UPS Tools Compatibility NUT compatible. See the full list of Tripp Lite NUT compatible UPS systems at http://www.networkupstools.org/stable-hcl.html?manufacturer=Tripp Lite
LINE / BATTERY TRANSFER
Transfer Time 2-4 milliseconds
Low Voltage Transfer to Battery Power (Setpoint) 99V (adjustable to 83V via potentiometer)
High Voltage Transfer to Battery Power (Setpoint) 176 (adjustable to 147 via potentiometer)
SPECIAL FEATURES
Cold Start (Startup in Battery Mode During a Power Failure) Cold-start operation supported
High Availability UPS Features Hot swappable batteries
CERTIFICATIONS
UPS Certifications Tested to UL1778 (USA); Tested to CSA (Canada); Tested to NOM (Mexico); Meets FCC Part 15 Category B (EMI)
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 2-year limited warranty
Connected Equipment Insurance (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) $100,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance

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Tripp LiteBC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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2.0

Fails to switch after power failure

By charlie

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

The battery was fuly charged, but the unit fails to switch after a power failure.

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4.0

Replacement battery backup system

By jkr

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

I did not personally choose this product - it was just a replacement of the same exact item that "went bad". However, it couldn't have been easier to install - simply plug it in. No battery to connect. I am also pleased with the fact that it is small and lightweight.

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4.0

My fourth one.

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

I will buy again. 2 @ work over 8 years and 2 @ home over the same time frame. Reliable and functional.

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4.0

Semi compact yet powerful enough for proper backup duty

By RMA

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

I use these simple yet effective UPS units for power transfer glitch problems around the WAN and they function as advertised.

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5.0

Saved our computer!

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

We've had the TrippLite UPS on one of our user's computers for years! Today, we had a menacing storm accompanied by a slight power surge. Sure enough, the UPS took the surge and saved our computer!

As if that wasn't enough, upon calling TrippLite to help diagnose an issue with a battery, customer service was extremely polite and helpful and I didn't wait on hold AT ALL! You don't find this these days! Thank you for your service and product!

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3.0

not an efficient battery life

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Comments about Tripp Lite BC Personal 120V 450VA 280W Standby UPS Tower USB port 3 Outlets:

the battery in this product does not last long enough. they keep on burning-out and need to be replaced constantly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When the red Overload/Check Battery LED is flashing, the internal battery of the UPS system requires a recharge or replacement due to age.

Follow the instructions below in an attempt to restore normal operation:
1. Power off and remove any equipment connected to the UPS.
2. Power off the UPS by pressing the On/Off button and holding it until the UPS beeps. Release the On/Off button and disconnect the UPS from the AC outlet.
3. Determine if the UPS has a removable battery door by examining the bottom of the UPS.

    -If there is no battery door, continue to step 6.
    -If there is a battery door, continue to step 4.

4. Remove the battery door and carefully remove the battery for inspection.

    -If the battery is bloated or damaged, purchase and install an appropriate replacement battery. When the UPS is returned to service, be sure it is adequately ventilated.
    -If a voltmeter is available, check the battery’s voltage. If the battery’s voltage is less than 10V DC, purchase and install an appropriate replacement battery. The UPS system's charger cannot recharge a battery with voltage lower than 10V DC.
     -If the UPS and battery are more than two years old, purchase and install an appropriate replacement battery. Battery performance and capacity deteriorate over time, and a replacement is needed periodically.
      -If none of the above applies, inspect the battery cables attached to the battery. Remove any build-up of corrosion found on the battery terminals or connectors.

5. Ensure that both the positive and negative connectors are firmly attached to the correct battery leads: the red lead to the red terminal, the black lead to the black terminal. Reinstall the battery and battery door.
6. Determine if the UPS has a circuit breaker (button- or plunger-style) by examining the perimeter of the UPS.

    -If there is no circuit breaker, continue to the next step.
    -If there is a circuit breaker, press the button inward. If there is no resistance and the button stays recessed, then the circuit breaker is already reset.

7. Confirm that the AC outlet is passing power by connecting another device, such as a radio or lamp, to the outlet.
8. Connect the UPS to the working AC outlet.
9. Power on the UPS by pressing the power button and holding it until you hear a beep. The green On/Off LED should now be lit.
10. Verify that the power rating of the equipment to be plugged into the battery-backup/surge-protected outlets does not exceed the UPS output capacity. To do this, add together the power ratings for each piece of equipment and compare the total requirements to the capacity of your unit, which is listed a) on the bottom of the UPS, or b) on the Product Specification tab on the Tripp Lite website's product page. If the total power draw of the connected equipment exceeds the capacity of the UPS, the load MUST be reduced to conform to the output specifications of the unit. Note: This UPS has two types of outlets: battery-backup/surge-protected outlets that DO provide battery-backup power, and surge-protected-only outlets that DO NOT provide battery-backup power.
11. Reconnect the equipment that requires battery-backup power and is within the output capacity of the UPS directly into the battery-backup/surge-protected outlets. Power on the equipment. Equipment that does not require battery-backup protection or that exceeds the capacity of the UPS can be plugged into the surge-protected-only outlets.
12. Perform a self-test by holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds and releasing it after the second beep. The unit will register an alarm while it checks internal components and will briefly operate in battery mode to ensure that it is able to power the attached equipment. If the connected devices remain operational throughout the test, then the UPS is operating properly. Another series of beeps will indicate that the test is complete.
Follow the steps below to perform a discharge reset of an AVR, ECO, Internet, or BC model Tripp Lite UPS system:
1. Power off any equipment connected to the UPS system.
2. Disconnect any devices plugged into the outlets of the UPS system.
3. Press and hold the On/Off/Test button and release the button after the UPS emits a single beep. The UPS will be powered off with no LEDs lit and no AC output from the Battery Backup Protected/Surge Protected outlets.
4. Disconnect the UPS from its AC input source. Verify the UPS is powered off by making sure that no LEDs are lit and that the UPS is no longer passing power from the Battery Backup Protected/Surge Protected outlets and the Surge-Only Protected outlets.
5. Remove the screw(s) that secure the battery door of the UPS and remove the battery door.
6. Tilt the UPS to allow the battery to partially slide away from the UPS, exposing the battery terminals. Locate the red and black battery cables connected to the battery. Using pliers, disconnect one of the UPS DC input cables, either the red or black cable, from the battery. Be sure that the cable does not come in contact with the opposite battery terminal.
7. Locate the On/Off/Test button. Press and hold the On/Off/Test button for ten seconds and then release it.
8. Reconnect the red or black UPS DC input cable to the terminal from which it was disconnected.
9. Reinstall the battery door.
10. Connect the UPS to a known working AC source. The Surge-Only Protected outlets will now begin to pass power.
11. To power on the unit, press and hold the On/Off/Test button and release it after the UPS emits a single beep. The On/Off LED will illuminate and the UPS will begin passing power from its Battery Backup Protected/Surge Protected outlets.


Additional FAQs may be available on the BCPERS450 model support page.


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