APC SC1500 Smart-UPS 120V 2U Rackmount/Tower

Herman # APCSC1500
MFR # SC1500

This item has been discontinued.


APC SC1500

APC Smart-UPS, 865 Watts /1440 VA, Input 120V /Output 120V, Interface Port DB-9 RS-232, Rack Height 2 U

Includes: CD with software, Documentation CD, Rack Mounting brackets, Smart UPS signalling RS-232 cable, USB cable, User Manual  
  • USB connectivity 
  • Provides management of the UPS via a USB port (not available on all models).
  • Rack/Tower convertible 
  • Protects the initial investment in the UPS when migrating from tower to rack-mount environment.
  • Multiple mounting methods 
  • Allows for standardization on one product for use in different environments.
  • Front-access servicing 
  • Simplifies installation and UPS maintenance while minimizing space requirements.

Smart-UPS Features & Benefits

  • Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • Gives higher application availability by correcting low and high voltage conditions without using the battery (not available on all models).
  • Intelligent battery management
  • Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
  • Power conditioning
  • Protects connected loads from surges, spikes, lightning, and other power disturbances.
  • Temperature-compensated battery charging
  • Prolongs battery life by regulating the charge voltage according to battery temperature.
  • Automatic restart of loads after UPS shutdown
  • Automatically starts up the connected equipment upon the return of utility power.
  • Automatic self-test
  • Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
  • Disconnected battery notification
  • Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
  • Network manageable
  • Provides remote power management of the UPS over the network.
  • Audible alarms
  • Actively let you know if the unit is on battery, if the battery is low or if there is an overload condition.
  • LED status indicators
  • Quickly understand unit and power status with visual indicators.
  • Serial Connectivity
  • Provides management of the UPS via a serial port.
  • USB connectivity
  • Provides management of the UPS via a USB port (not available on all models).
  • Disconnected battery notification
  • Warns when a battery is not available to provide backup power.
  • User-replaceable batteries
  • Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • Hot-swappable batteries
  • Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced
  • Predictive failure notification
  • Provides early-warning fault analysis ensuring proactive component replacement.
  • Resettable circuit breakers
  • Enables a quick recovery from overload events.
  • Battery failure notification
  • Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance
  • Adjustable voltage-transfer points
  • Maximizes useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation.
  • Adjustable voltage sensitivity
  • Provides the ability to adapt the UPS for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications.
  • Safety-agency approved
  • Ensures the product has been tested and approved to work safely with the connected service provider equipment and within the specified environment. 


Output Power Capacity: 865 Watts / 1440 VA
Max Configurable Power: 865 Watts / 1440 VA
Nominal Output Voltage: 120V
Output Voltage Distortion: Less than 5% at full load
Output Frequency (sync to mains): 47 - 53 Hz for 50 Hz nominal, 57 - 63 Hz for 60 Hz nominal
Topology: Line Interactive
Waveform Type: Stepped approximation to a sinewave
Output Connections:
(6) NEMA 5-15R NEMA 5-15R


Nominal Input Voltage: 120V
Input Frequency: 47 - 63 Hz
Input Connections: 
NEMA 5-15P NEMA 5-15P
Cord Length: 1.83 meters
Input voltage range for main operations: 95 - 142V
Input voltage adjustable range for mains operation: 87 - 152V

Batteries & Runtime

Battery Type: Maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte : leakproof
Typical recharge time: 8 hour(s)
Replacement Battery: RBC59
RBC™ Quantity: 1

Communications & Management

Interface Port(s): DB-9 RS-232
Control panel: LED status display with On Line : On Battery : Replace Battery and Overload indicators
Audible Alarm: Alarm when on battery : distinctive low battery alarm : overload continuous tone alarm

Surge Protection and Filtering

Surge energy rating: 445 Joules
Filtering: Full time multi-pole noise filtering : 5% IEEE surge let-through : zero clamping response time : meets UL 1449
Data Line Protection: RJ-45 Modem/Fax/DSL/10-100 Base-T protection


Maximum Height: 89.00 mm
Maximum Width: 432.00 mm
Maximum Depth: 463.00 mm
Rack Height: 2U
Net Weight: 21.36 KG
Shipping Weight: 24.56 KG
Shipping Height: 254.00 mm
Shipping Width: 610.00 mm
Shipping Depth: 610.00 mm
Master Carton Units: 1.00
Color: Grey
Units per Pallet: 10.00


Operating Environment: 0 - 40 °C
Operating Relative Humidity: 0 - 95%
Operating Elevation: 0-3000 meters
Storage Temperature: -5 - 45 °C
Storage Relative Humidity: 0 - 95%
Storage Elevation: 0-15000 meters
Audible noise at 1 meter from surface of unit: 45.00 dBA
Online Thermal Dissipation: 180.00 BTU/hr


Regulatory Approvals: CSA, FCC Part 15 Class A, UL Listed
Standard Warranty: 2 years repair or replace

Sustainable Offer Status

RoHS: Compliant
REACH: Contains No SVHCs 

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