Uninterruptible power supply (UPS), voltage regulator, and power conditioner
Item #: 299MB1500
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Item #: 299MB1500
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The Panamax MB1500 protects your audio/video gear three ways. First, it guards against harmful spikes and surges that can damage equipment with either one catastrophic strike, or the cumulative damage that can compromise delicate electronics over time. The MB1500 also maintains outgoing power at a consistent, optimal level, ensuring the best possible picture and sound from your gear. But what sets the MB1500 apart from most power conditioners is its massive built-in uninterruptible power supply (UPS). When a blackout or brownout hits, the Panamax instantly switches over to battery power — with enough capacity to keep you going through brief power interruptions, or to give you time to shut down your system in the proper sequence.
The MB1500 gives you a total of eight outlets for protecting your audio/video gear. Four "critical load" outlets take priority over the other four — useful for connecting components that benefit the most from battery backup. That would include hard-drive-based components like DVRs and media servers. It's also ideal for a home theater PC. Panamax included a serial port for connecting to a PC, allowing the MB1500 to send a command to the PC that closes all programs and safely shuts it down when the power goes out.
The MB1500's battery-based uninterruptible power supply will provide peace of mind to owners of home theaters — especially projector-based systems. During a power interruption, the Panamax's battery power will keep a projector's cooling fan engaged, which allows the bulb to cool down properly. Panamax also included a pair of outputs for IR flashers, so that you can program the unit to send out shutdown or standby commands to IR-controllable components. And besides the protection aspect, the battery backup offers serious convenience value. For example, it can allow your DVR to finish recording a program, and prevent critical equipment from losing setup configuration or other stored data. The MB1500 uses Panamax's largest UPS battery, and provides true sine wave output, to improve compatibility with computer products.
The MB1500 features Panamax's tried-and-true Automatic Voltage Monitoring circuitry, which constantly monitors the incoming line voltage. If it senses unsafe voltage conditions such as momentary spikes, it automatically disconnects power to your equipment, protecting it from damage. High-performance audio gear can be especially fussy when it comes to AC power, and the MB1500 addresses that with voltage regulation, which maintains outgoing AC power within an optimal voltage range for your components. Panamax's exclusive LiFT (Linear Filtration Technology) filters noise evenly across the entire frequency band, removing the harmonic noise that can keep high-performance equipment from performing at its peak.
|Total AC Outlets||8|
|Joule Rating||Not given|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||N/A|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years (2 Yrs battery)|
|Labor Warranty||3 Year (2 Yrs battery)|
Overview: The Panamax MB1500 is an all-in-one, programmable Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Automatic Voltage Regulator, Surge Protector, and Power Conditioner that features Panamax's Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) circuitry and Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT).
Critical Load Function: The MB1500's Critical Load Function sets the battery capacity level where the non-critical load outlets are turned off and all remaining battery power is reserved for equipment plugged into the four critical load outlets. The non-critical outlets can be set to turn off immediately when power is lost. This value is stored internally by the UPS and is not dependent on having the software running on a computer.
Learning IR Control: The learning IR function lets you program the UPS to send standby or shut-down commands to components such as a projector. If the power fails, the projector's lamp is turned off while the UPS continues providing battery power to the projector's cooling fan. Proper shutdown is ensured and expensive lamps are protected from damage. The UPS can learn two IR commands. The learned commands will be transmitted on both output jacks so you have ability to control two different pieces of equipment or use a two-step macro for one component.
Power Control Software (Version 2.2): The Power Control software is designed for use with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It works in conjunction with the UPS to provide full protection of home theater equipment including digital video recorders, home theater PCs, and video projectors/lamps. This program may be used temporarily during the initial system setup or used to manage your home theater computer.
Note: The UPS will provide surge suppression, automatic voltage regulation, and battery backup without this software. Automatic shutdown of a computer requires the used of this software.
Front Panel Display: The MB1500 features front-panel LEDs and a LCD display to indicate the following:
Rear Panel Connections: All of the MB1500's connections are found on the unit's rear-panel:
Battery: The MB1500 UPS uses a sealed, maintenance-free, lead-acid battery which requires 4 hours charging time (6-8 hour charge recommended before initial use). Consumer replacement not recommended, contact Panamax customer service at 800-472-5555 for battery replacement information.
BlueBOLT Compatible: The Panamax MB1500 is BlueBOLT compatible (with BlueBOLT-CV1 interface card, sold separately), which provides remote access to reboot components, power equipment on/off, and monitor power quality from anywhere in the world.
Rack Mountable: The MB1500 comes supplied with two mounting brackets and hardware which allow you to rack mount the unit.
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This unit was replaced from a monster htp1500ups, that got hit by a "surge". the monster fan would come on when the TV was switched on. So far, no complaints with this unit. [ ADAM Dec 02, 2015 ]
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