APC Smart UPS – Power Solution

Smart-UPS On-Line provides high-density, double-conversion, online power protection for servers, voice/data networks, medical labs, and light industrial applications. The Smart-UPS On-Line is capable of supporting loads from 1 kVA – 10 kVA in a rack/tower convertible chassis. The 6 kVA, 8 kVA, and 10 kVA models feature unity output power factor enabling them to support power-hungry blade servers or heavily loaded equipment racks. When business-critical systems require runtime in hours, not minutes, Smart-UPS On-Line can be configured with multiple battery packs to meet aggressive runtime demands.

The included PowerChute Network Shutdown management software provides unattended graceful shutdown of network operating systems. Models 5 kVA to 10 kVA include an integrated network management card for remote management. The entire Smart-UPS On-Line family provides value to customers with demanding power conditions, including a very wide input voltage window, extremely tight output voltage regulation, frequency regulation, internal bypass, and input power factor correction.


  • Proven performance with the world’s largest installed base of single-phase, double-conversion products.
  • Rackmount and tower SRT 1 kVA – 10 kVA


APC Smart UPS – Power Solution – The enterprise-grade of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) made by American Power Conversion (APC).

Most of these UPS units have a SmartSlot (with the exception of SC and SMC series) which accepts an optional interface card providing features ranging from network connectivity to temperature and humidity monitoring with the exception of RT and SRT series,

Many of these UPS units are line-interactive UPS systems, only running their inverters when the grid power is unavailable.

PowerChute software is a proprietary software works with all APC Smart UPS units, which is available for major operating systems.

Every 2-3 years, batteries are required to replace to keep the UPS working at its optimum level.

For UPS Battery Replacement, you can select the original Replacement Battery Cartridge RBC Batteries or the Generic Batteries.

Additional features

Embedded network management card with environmental monitoring (5 kVA – 10 kVA models)

Remote monitoring and control of the UPS and the environment via Ethernet connection while freeing up the SmartSlotTM so customers can add accessories for additional communication options.

Switched outlet group(s)

Ability to control a group of output load receptacles independent from the main UPS. Enables:

Rebooting hung device without cycling the entire UPS

Sequenced turn ON/OFF

Shedding of noncritical loads based on a variety of parameters (battery time, runtime remaining, and overload)

Scheduled time OFF to conserve energy

Emergency power off

Remote UPS shutoff in the event of a fire or other emergency. The UPS can accept normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC) contacts.

Communication ports

Serial, USB, Ethernet, and SmartSlot for network accessory cards.

Communication protocols

Modbus serial, USB PowerSummary, HTTP, SNMP, and Telnet.

1:1, 3:1 input hard-wire options

Product can be wired for 3-PH or 1-PH input (230 V, 8 kVA, and 10 kVA models only).

Dual input

Enables second input source to be connected to UPS bypass (230 V, 8 kVA, and 10 kVA models only).

APC Smart-UPS On-Line display

Intuitive, easy-to-use LCD provides clear and accurate information in multiple languages

Standard features

LCD display screen

Accurately provides real-time status updates in your choice of basic or advanced menus.

UPS status (scrolling)

Output voltage

Input voltage

Output frequency



Battery health


UPS and outlet group settings

Bypass control


Output voltage, frequency

Language, brightness, contrast

Alarm volume

IP address

Test and diagnostics

Initiate battery and runtime calibration tests


UPS serial number, battery part number

Battery install and suggested replacement dates

APC Smart-UPS On-Line display

Benefits of APC Smart UPS for Uninterrupted Power Supply

In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, uninterrupted power supply is crucial for both individuals and businesses. Power outages can lead to data loss, equipment damage, and disruptions in productivity. This is where APC Smart UPS comes to the rescue. In this article, we will delve into the impressive features and benefits of APC Smart UPS, highlighting why it is the go-to solution for reliable power backup.

1. Understanding APC Smart UPS

APC Smart UPS is a high-quality Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system designed to provide backup power during electrical disturbances. It acts as a protective shield against power surges, blackouts, and voltage fluctuations. The intelligent design of APC Smart UPS ensures that connected devices continue to receive a stable power supply, safeguarding critical operations.

2. Unmatched Power Protection

APC Smart UPS offers unparalleled power protection for various applications, ranging from home offices to large-scale enterprises. With its advanced Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) technology, it stabilizes inconsistent voltage levels, mitigating the risk of hardware failure and data loss. Whether it’s sensitive electronics or power-hungry servers, APC Smart UPS delivers reliable power backup to keep your systems running seamlessly.

3. Seamless Battery Management

One of the standout features of APC Smart UPS is its efficient battery management system. The UPS provides real-time monitoring of battery health, ensuring timely replacements and preventing unexpected power interruptions. With hot-swappable batteries, users can replace batteries without powering down connected devices, guaranteeing continuous operation even during maintenance activities.

4. Intelligent Energy Efficiency

In an era where energy conservation is paramount, APC Smart UPS shines by offering intelligent energy efficiency features. Its Green Mode automatically adjusts power consumption based on the load, optimizing energy usage without compromising performance. This not only reduces electricity bills but also contributes to a greener environment by minimizing carbon footprint.

5. User-Friendly Interface and Connectivity

APC Smart UPS comes equipped with an intuitive interface, making it user-friendly for individuals with varying technical expertise. The UPS provides clear and concise information about power status, battery health, and load capacity through its LCD display. Additionally, it offers convenient connectivity options, including USB and network interfaces, enabling remote monitoring and management of power backups.

6. Scalable and Flexible Solutions

Whether you have a small home office or a sprawling enterprise, APC Smart UPS offers scalable solutions to meet your power backup requirements. With a wide range of models and capacities available, you can choose the UPS that best aligns with your needs. The modular design of APC Smart UPS allows for easy expansion, ensuring future scalability as your power needs grow.

7. Uninterrupted Power, Uncompromised Peace of Mind

When it comes to ensuring uninterrupted power supply, APC Smart UPS is the epitome of reliability and peace of mind. With its cutting-edge technology, seamless battery management, and intelligent energy efficiency, it provides a robust backup power solution. Whether you are protecting sensitive data, supporting critical operations, or keeping your home office up and running, APC Smart UPS is your trusted companion.

In conclusion, APC Smart UPS is the ultimate choice for individuals and businesses seeking a reliable and efficient Uninterruptible Power Supply


What are the Power Quality settings for an SMT or SMX Smart-UPS?


What are the Power Quality settings for an SMT or SMX Smart-UPS?

Product Line:



All SMT and SMX models – All Serial Numbers


SMT and SMX series Smart-UPS feature a wizard that allows you to configure a “Power Quality” setting during initial set up via the Set Up wizard on the LCD screen.


During initial setup you are prompted to select your “Power Quality”. Power Quality is a combination of High and Low voltage Transfer points along with Sensitivity.

Transfer Points are the High and Low voltage points where the UPS will enable Automatic Voltage Regulation.
If the UPS is unable to regulate voltage within this window, it will then switch to battery.

Sensitivity relates to Total Harmonic Distortion, Frequency drift and Dv/Dt (rapid change of voltage)

Once you select a Power Quality setting you can always change it later via the LCD or a Network Management Card interface. If you want to change the Sensitivity or Transfer Points individually via the LCD interface you would first need to enable “Advanced Menus” via the Configuration menu.

Depending on your particular model and firmware revision your specific parameters may vary.

As an example, on an SMT750C with firmware UPS 03.5 your Power Quality Settings would be as Follows:

Sensitivity – Normal
Low Voltage Transfer Point: 106V
High Voltage Transfer Point: 127V
(NOTE: These are the tightest parameters supported by this UPS. This is the UPS Default.)

Sensitivity – Reduced
Low Voltage Transfer Point: 103V
High Voltage Transfer Point: 130V

Sensitivity – Low
Low Voltage Transfer Point: 97V
High Voltage Transfer Point: 136V
(NOTE: These are the widest parameters supported by this UPS.)

PowerChute Network Shutdown VM priority groups explained

What are priority groups in PowerChute Network Shutdown?

Product Line:
PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3, v4.4

PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3, v4.4  configured with VMware vCenter Server.


Virtual Machines, virtual appliances and the vCenter Server Appliance can be grouped into priority groups – High, Medium, Low, Group 1, Group 2, and any remaining will be un-prioritized. When VM Prioritization is enabled, an inventory view of the datacenter, clusters, VMs and vApps appears on the left. On the right, the High, Medium, Low, Group 1, and Group 2 priority groups are listed.

You can assign a VM/vApp to a priority group by clicking on a VM/vApp on the left-hand side and dragging it to a priority group on the right. You can select multiple VMs/vApps by pressing the CTRL key on the keyboard while clicking on the VMs/vApps you want to move. You can also click on the cluster icon to select all VMs within that cluster, or click the datacenter icon to select all clusters of VMs/vApps within that datacenter.

Move VMs/vApps between priority groups by dragging them from one group to another. To remove a VM/vApp from a priority group, select the VM/vApp and click the Remove button.
Any VM/vApp in the inventory that is not assigned to a priority group is considered to be Un-prioritized.

If as in the example above the High priority group has a delay set to zero any powered on VMs/vApps that are included High priority group will be skipped. The High priority VMs/vApps will remain powered on. This may be helpful when working with VMs/vApps that need to remain running after the vCenter Server VM is shut down e.g. Storage or Controller VMs. If these VMs/vApps require graceful shutdown, then an external script can be configured via the Shutdown Command file feature in PowerChute to do this. Please note that these VMs/vApps that will not be powered up automatically by PowerChute if VM Startup has been enabled.

NOTE: Setting any priority group with a zero second delay for Migration, Shutdown, and Startup will have the same affect.

Prioritized VM Operations Sequence:
For VM Migration and VM Startup, the order in which priority groups are processed is as follows:

High priority VMs are Migrated and Started first, then Medium and so on.

For VM Shutdown the order in which priority groups are processed is:

Un-prioritized are shutdown first, then Group 2 and so on.

APC Smart-UPS Accessories

Management cards

AP9640: UPS Network Management Card

AP9641: UPS Network Management Card with Environmental Monitoring

AP9643: UPS Network Management Card with Environmental Monitoring and Modbus Support

AP9810: APC dry contact I/O accessory

AP9624: UPS interface expander

AP9613: Dry contact I/O SmartSlot card


Battery packs

SRT48BP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 48 V 1 kVA and 1.5 kVA battery pack

SRT48RMBP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 48 V 1 kVA and 1.5 kVA battery back

SRT72BP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 72 V 2.2 kVA battery pack

SRT72RMBP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 72 V 2.2 kVA RM battery pack

SRT96BP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 96 V 3 kVA battery pack

SRT96RMBP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 96 V 3 kVA RM battery pack

SRT192BP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 192 V 5 kVA and 6 kVA battery pack

SRT192RMBP: APC Smart-UPS SRT 192 V 5 kVA and 6 kVA RM battery pack

SRT192BP2: APC Smart-UPS SRT 192 V 8 kVA and 10 kVA battery pack

SRT192RMBP2: APC Smart-UPS SRT 192 V 8 kVA and 10 kVA RM battery pack

SRT002: APC Smart-UPS SRT 5 M extension cable for 192 VDC External Battery Packs 5/6 kVA UPS

SRT003: APC Smart-UPS SRT 5 M extension cable for 192 VDC External Battery Packs 8/10 kVA UPS

SRT009: APC Smart-UPS SRT 5 M extension cable for 72 VDC external battery pack 2.2 kVA UPS

SRT010: APC Smart-UPS SRT 5 M extension cable for 96 VDC external battery pack 3 kVA UPS


Rail kits

SRTRK2: APC Smart-UPS SRT 19 inch rail kit for Smart-UPS SRT 5/6/8/10 kVA UPS

SRTRK3: APC 2-post mounting rail kit for Smart-UPS SRT 2.2/3/5/6/8/10 kVA UPS

SRTRK4: APC Smart-UPS SRT 19 in rail kit for Smart-UPS SRT 1/1.5/2.2/3 kVA UPS

Backplate kit

SRT001: APC Smart-UPS SRT 5 kVA output HW kit

SRT012: APC Smart-UPS SRT 2.2/3 kVA input/output HW kit



SRT5KTF: APC Smart-UPS RT 3/5/6 kVA isolation and step-down transformer

SRT10KRMTF: APC Smart-UPS RT 8 / 10 kVA isolation and step-down transformer


Service bypass panels

SBP1500RMI: APC service bypass panel 230 V; 10 A; BBM; IEC-320 C14 input; IEC-320 C14 / C13 output

SBP3000RMI: APC service bypass panel 230 V; 16 A; BBM; IEC-320 C20 input; IEC-320 C20 /C19 output

SBP3000RMHW: APC service bypass panel 230 V; 16 A; BBM; hardwire input; IEC-320 C20 /C19 output

SBP6KRMI2U: APC service bypass panel 230 V; 50 A; MBB; hardwire input; (4) IEC-320 C19 output

SBP10KRMI4U: APC service bypass panel 230 V; 100 A; MBB; hardwire input; IEC-320 output (8) C13 (2) C19 



SURT013: SURT Equipment Cart


Replacement Battery Cartridge

  • APCRBC140: RBC for SRT 5 kVA – 10 kVA UPS
  • APCRBC141: RBC for SRT 2.2 kVA UPS
  • APCRBC152: RBC for SRT 3 kVA UPS
  • APCRBC155 RBC for SRT 1-1.5 kVA UPS