GX1500U-FC


PC Battery Backup
  • Capacity: 1500VA / 900W
  • Topology: Line Interactive
  • Waveform: Sine Wave
  • Output: 120Vac ± 5%
  • Plug type & cord: NEMA 5-15P, 5 ft. cord
  • Outlet types: 12 × NEMA 5-15R
  • USB charge ports: 2 (3.1A shared)
  • Communication: USB, Relay
  • Data line protection: Network
  • Management software: PowerPanel® Personal
  • ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 year
  • Connected Equipment Guarantee: $500,000
MSRP  $199.99
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Product Description

GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems

Product Overview


A mini-tower UPS with line interactive topology, the CyberPower GX15000U-FC provides battery backup (using sine wave output) and surge protection for high end desktop computers, TVs, home theater equipment, gaming systems, and networking devices requiring active PFC power source compatibility.

The GX1500U-FC features an advanced multifunction control panel with a color LCD to quickly confirm status and alerts at-a-glance. The screen tilts for easy viewing when the UPS is placed in a low position such as under a desk. Two USB charge ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) power portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets, even during a utility power failure.

The GX1500U-FC uses Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) to correct minor power fluctuations without switching to battery power, which extends battery life. AVR is essential in areas where power fluctuations occur frequently. The GX1500U-FC comes with a three-year warranty (including coverage of batteries) and a $500,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee.

  • Battery Backup
    Supplies power long enough for equipment to properly shut down when utility power fails. Helps prevent loss of data and minimizes the component stress caused by a hard shutdown.
  • Surge Protection
    Diverts excess voltage away from sensitive electronic equipment during an AC power surge or power spike to prevent damage.
  • Sine Wave Output
    The UPS generates energy that is identical to, or cleaner than the utility company’s power grid. Benefits include low total harmonic distortion, minimal electrical noise, and optimal line clarity.
  • Multifunction LCD Panel with Color Display
    Displays immediate, detailed information on the UPS battery and power conditions. The color display quickly alerts users to potential problems before they can affect critical equipment and cause downtime. Screen tilts up to 22 degrees for easy viewing.
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
    AVR increases the AC power and maintains a safe voltage level without switching to battery mode and conserving battery life.
  • USB Charge Ports
    Rapidly charge and power USB devices whether the UPS is providing utility or battery backup power.
  • Data Line Protection
    Prevents power surges that travel through Ethernet lines from causing damage to electronics.
  • Widely Spaced Outlet(s)
    The widely-spaced outlet allow you to conveniently add transformer-sized plugs without blocking other outlets.
  • Line Interactive Topology
    Exists when a line interactive UPS has an autotransformer that regulates low voltages (e.g., brownouts) and over voltages (e.g., spikes) without having to switch to battery.
  • ENERGY STAR
    This model is an ENERGY STAR® certified Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system. ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy-efficient products and practices that help save money and protect the environment.
  • GreenPower UPS™ Bypass Design
    A patented design that allows utility power to bypass the UPS transformer, when AC power is stable, which reduces energy consumption, noise, and heat buildup.
  • Ultra Quiet Design
    Minimizes noise during operation for a quieter work environment.
  • PowerPanel® Personal Software
    Provides a user-friendly dashboard interface for controlling and monitoring the UPS. Free software download available here.
  • Three-Year Warranty
    CyberPower will repair or replace a defective UPS system (including batteries) within three years of the purchase date. See warranty for details.
  • Connected Equipment Guarantee
    CyberPower will repair or replace properly connected equipment if it is damaged by a power surge.
What’s In The Box

UPS System, USB A+B Type Cable, Warranty Registration Card, Function Setup Guide


WARNING:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems
General
Active PFC Compatible Yes
Energy Saving GreenPower UPS™ Bypass Technology
Energy Star Certified Yes
UPS Topology Line Interactive
Battery
Battery Quantity 2
Battery Size 12 V / 9 Ah
Battery Type Sealed Lead-Acid Battery
Hot Swappable Yes
Replacement Battery Cartridge RB1290X2
Replacement Battery Cartridge Quantity 1
Runtime at Full Load 2 min
Runtime at Half Load 11 min
Typical Recharge Time 8 Hours
User Replaceable Battery Yes
Input
Cord Length 5 ft (2 m)
Input Frequency Range 57 – 63 Hz
Input Plug Type NEMA 5-15P
Input Voltage Range 88 VAC – 144 VAC
Nominal Input Voltage 120 VAC
Plug Style Right Angle – 45° Offset
Output
Automatic Voltage Regulation Single Boost
On Battery Frequency 60 Hz ± 1%
On Battery Voltage 120 VAC ± 5%
On Battery Waveform Sine Wave
Outlet Type NEMA 5-15R
Outlets – Battery & Surge Protected 6
Outlets – Surge-Only Protected 6
Outlets – Total 12
Outlets – Widely Spaced 2
Overload Protection Internal Circuitry Limiting
Circuit Breaker Protected
Typical Transfer Time 4 ms
Under/Over-Voltage Correction +11.5%
VA 1500 VA
Watts 900 W
Surge Protection & Filtering
EMI/RFI Filtration Yes
Network Protection RJ45 1-in / 1-Out (10/100/1000) + PoE Compatible
Surge Suppression (Joules) 1445 J
Management & Communications
Audible Alarms Battery Mode
Low Battery
Overload
Fault
HID Compliant USB Port Yes
LCD Multifunction LCD
LED Indicators Power On
Wiring Fault
Management Cable USB Cable
Serial Port 1 Dry Contact
Software (Free Download) PowerPanel® Personal
Physical
Color Black
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Dimensions
Physical Dimensions – (WxHxD) (cm) 9.91 x 27.94 x 35.56 (cm)
Physical Dimensions – (WxHxD) (in) 3.9 x 11.0 x 14.0 (in)
Physical Dimensions – (WxHxD) (mm) 99 x 279 x 356 (mm)
Weight (kg) 11.29
Weight (lb) 24.9
Dimensions – Shipping
Shipping – Weight (kg) 11.29
Shipping – Weight (lb) 24.9
Shipping Dimensions – (WxHxD) (cm) 17.78 x 35.56 x 43.82 (cm)
Shipping Dimensions – (WxHxD) (in) 7.0 x 14.0 x 17.25 (in)
Shipping Dimensions – (WxHxD) (mm) 177.8 x 355.6 x 438.15 (mm)
Environmental
Operating Elevation 0 – 10000 ft (0 – 3048 m)
Operating Relative Humidity 0 – 95 % (non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C)
Certifications
Environmental RoHS Compliant
Safety UL1778
cUL 107.3
FCC DOC Class B
Warranty
CEG Amount $500000
Connected Equipment Guarantee Lifetime
Extended Warranty Option WEXT5YR-U2A
Product Warranty 3 Years Limited Warranty
GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems
LCD with Color Display

Our multifunction, color LCD is simple to set up and easy to use. The design displays real-time information on the UPS battery and power conditions including operating status, load level, and battery capacity. Color icons clearly communicate UPS status: green for normal, yellow for warning, and red for fault notices.

Other added LCD control functions allow you to set up sensitivity levels, mute the alarm, monitor power vitals, and more. Plus, the LCD tilts up to 22 degrees for easy viewing.


GreenPower UPS Technology: Bypass Design

GreenPower UPS™ Technology from CyberPower improves operating efficiency, reduce heat generation, and consume less power than conventional UPS models.

Our patented Bypass Design allows current to bypass the transformer and automatic voltage regulation (AVR) when utility power is normal, thus reducing energy consumption and associated costs. Because utility power functions normally most of the time, the bypass design allows for substantial energy savings. This technology also reduces heat generation, an important factor in decreasing operating costs.


Transformers and Transformer Outlets

A transformer converts alternating current line voltage to a higher value or a lower value. Transformers rely upon electromagnetic induction, the process which occurs when the alternating current within a circuit generates current in a nearby circuit.

Transformers vary in design and size, as well as using different amounts of current. Small transformers plug into a wall outlet and create low direct current voltages which are used by common electronic devices. Transformer outlets are more widely spaced than other outlets to accommodate transformer block adapters or other adapters that are large in size. Transformer outlets can be used to connect any appropriate device to a surge protector.


Sine Wave Power

In the U.S., utility companies provide power to households and offices by distributing single phase alternating current (AC) power at a frequency of 60 Hz. Electrical power can be graphically depicted as a sine wave whereby the electrical signal alternates from +120 volts to -120 volts at a rate of 60 times per second (60 Hz). To enable more efficient operation of large, heavy equipment, utility companies provide commercial and industrial locations with three phase AC power which consists of three overlapping sine waves offset by 120 degrees.

Although utility companies strive to distribute 100% sine wave power, many factors can introduce electrical noise into the AC power signal in the form of sine wave distortions and as voltage sags, surges, spikes, or other irregularities. Sine wave power is important for the optimal functioning of sensitive desktop computers and related peripheral equipment. Without sine wave power output, microprocessor-based equipment can become inoperative or sustain damage from power signal distortions.


Automatic Voltage Regulation

Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) in line interactive UPS systems stabilizes the incoming AC signal to maintain output power at a nominal 120 volts by controlling high and low voltages without resorting to battery power. This significantly increases battery life and lessens the likelihood of data loss, memory freezes, and system crashes.

How AVR Works in a Line Interactive UPS

A line interactive UPS includes an AVR autotransformer a special type of transformer designed to switch between powered coils of wire in response to variances in utility power input, thereby increasing or decreasing the magnetic field and the resulting output voltage to connected equipment.

This type of UPS tolerates undervoltage brownouts and overvoltage surges without consuming backup battery power by automatically selecting different power taps on the AVR autotransformer. During normal operation, incoming AC power bypasses the autotransformer (where voltage highs and lows are controlled) while also charging the battery. When the incoming voltage falls below the AVR range, the UPS switches to battery backup, and the DC-AC inverter circuitry is engaged. Power will continue to be supplied by the battery-inverter circuit until incoming voltage returns to the range manageable by the AVR.


GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems

Shutdown software supports most Windows systems

Supports macOS 10.14 and above

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

Shutdown software for Linux. Requires Linux kernel >2.6.12

GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems
What does the Wiring-Fault Indicator light mean?

What is the Wiring-Fault Indicator?

The LED indicator will illuminate red to warn the user that a wiring problem exists, such as bad ground, missing ground or reversed wiring.

What is bad ground?

If your CyberPower unit shorts out or there is a surge/spike in power, it can become a fire hazard by not properly grounding the wire to the earth ground that is connected to your house.

What is missing ground?

A missing ground can cause electrical shock.

What is reversed wiring?

This is caused by the hot and neutral wires being reversed in the wall outlet.

Solutions to try and diagnose the problem:

Try connecting the CyberPower unit into another outlet. If the wiring-fault light indicator is still illuminated contact an electrician to correct the problem with the faulty wall outlet.

If the indicator is illuminated red
Back panel view of a CP1350PFCLCD

Applies to CyberPower products:
Smart App Sinewave, Smart App LCD, PFC Sinewave, Intelligent LCD, AVR, PC Battery Backup, TAA Compliant UPS.

Note: some of the products in their series lines will not come equipped with the wiring-fault indicator light

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Please contact our Tech Support department with installation, troubleshooting, or general product questions.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm CST
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Does AVR work on all outlets (Battery/Surge and Surge only)?

The AVR functionality is only for the Battery/Surge outlets. It will not correct the voltage on the Surge only outlets.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm CST
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Why does my CyberPower UPS product beep?

Reasons why your CyberPower product might beep:
UPS systems are designed to make beeping noises to alert users that the UPS is having difficulties by providing quick responses to specific issues.

Types of beeping noises:

  1. Beeping twice every 15-45 seconds: The problem with beeping twice noise is usually an indicator that the CyberPower unit is running on battery power only.
  2. Long solid beep: This is usually an indicator that you have overloaded your CyberPower unit.
  3. Rapidly beeping: This is usually an indicator that your CyberPower product’s battery is almost out of charge.

How to fix each of these beeping noises:

Beep twice every 15-45 seconds:

  1. Check to ensure that the unit is correctly plugged into the wall outlet.
  2. Ensure the wall outlet is functioning properly by unplugging your CyberPower unit and then plugging it into a different outlet.
  3. If the other wall outlet works, then you should still contact an electrician to repair the broke wall outlet.

Long solid beep:

  1. Unplug low priority electronics and plug them into the Surge-only outlets on your CyberPower product.
  2. If this doesn’t work, unplug the unit from the wall outlet after all the equipment have been unplugged from the unit.
  3. Note: this might be an indication that you need a new CyberPower unit that can keep up with the demand that is required.

Rapidly beeping:

  1. Turn off the UPS because it’s at about 25% battery and it’s going to shut off soon.
  2. Note: turning off the UPS means that the power is out and none of the outlets will work if you turn the UPS off.

Mute beeping:

  1. The devices user manual will contain the explicit instructions on which steps to take to mute beeping on your UPS.  Search for your model number in the search box in the navigation to find the product detail page. Locate the “Downloads” tab on the product detail page.  In the “Downloads” tab, you will find a link to the PDF user manual.

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Applies to the following CyberPower UPS product lines:
PFC Sinewave, Intelligent LCD, Ecologic, AVR, Standby, PC Battery Backup


Additional Information

If your Cyberpower unit is still producing these beeping noises, please contact technical support for assistance.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm CST
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Do I have to have the UPS turned on in order for it to charge?

The UPS will charge the battery whether the unit is turned on or turned off.

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How do I dispose of my UPS?

CyberPower Systems encourages environmentally sound methods for disposal and recycling of its UPS products. Please dispose of and/or recycle your UPS and batteries in accordance to the local regulations of your state.

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What types of equipment are NOT allowed to be plugged into the UPS?

Any device which exceeds the unit’s VA/Watt rating should not be plugged into the outlets. High drain devices, medical equipment, and aquatic equipment also void the unit’s warranty. Below is a list of other devices that also void the warranty.

  • Laser printers
  • Space heaters
  • Copiers
  • Paper shredders
  • Vacuums
  • Curling irons
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Do I need to install PowerPanel software for my UPS to work properly?

PowerPanel software is not required for the UPS to provide surge suppression and battery backup. However, installing the PowerPanel software provides additional features and control for the UPS, along with the ability to automatically shut down your computer in event of a power outage.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Please contact our Tech Support department with installation, troubleshooting, or general product questions.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm CST
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Where is the serial number located on the UPS?

Your CyberPower product serial number (S/N) is located on a small white rectangle label located on the bottom or back panel of your UPS system. The serial number will appear in various places depending on the product you are referencing.

SX650U Serial Number

The label will have a barcode with a 12-character code right below it–this is your serial number. It may include your product’s model number and the words Made in China.

Serial Close Up


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What is the difference between the Battery/Surge outlets and the Surge outlets?

Many CyberPower UPS units have two sets of outlets. One set is labeled “Battery/Surge” and one set is labeled “Surge”. The outlets labeled “Battery/Surge” are the outlets that will receive battery power during a power failure. You should plug your computer and monitor into these outlets and any externally powered critical data storage device.

Items such as printers, speakers, scanners, and faxes should be plugged into the outlets labeled “Surge.” These outlets are intended for low priority electronics that are not essential to the PC’s main operation.

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Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm CST
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Why does my UPS beep twice when I turn it on?

This is normal operation of the UPS. All CyberPower units perform a self-test routine when they are turned on.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems
 Model Output VAOutput WattsUSBForm FactorWaveformOutlets MSRP
 GX1500U 1500 VA900 WYesMini-TowerSine Wave12 × NEMA 5-15R $199.99
 GX1500U-FC 1500 VA900 WYesMini-TowerSine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R $199.99
 SL750U-FC 750 VA375 WYesCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $79.99
 SE450G1 450 VA260 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $44.99
 SE450G1-FC 450 VA260 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $44.99
 CP350COM 350 VA255 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave6 x NEMA 5-15R $39.99
 SE425G 425 VA255 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $44.99
 SE450G 450 VA260 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $44.99
 SE450G-FC 450 VA260 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $44.99
 SX550G 550 VA330 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $59.99
 SX650G 650 VA375 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $64.99
 SX650G-FC 650 VA375 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $64.99
 SX650U 650 VA360 WYesCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $59.99
 SX650U-FC 650 VA360 WYesCompactSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $59.99
 LE850G 850 VA460 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R $89.99
 SL750U 750 VA375 WYesSlim LineSimulated Sine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R $79.99
 LE850G-FC 850 VA460 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R $89.99
 SX950U 950 VA510 WYesCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 × NEMA 5-15R $89.99
 SX950U-FC 950 VA510 WYesCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R $89.99
 LE1000DG 1000 VA530 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R $109.99
 LE1000DG-FC 1000 VA530 WNoneCompactSimulated Sine Wave12 x NEMA 5-15R
 CST1400S 1400 VA900 WSine Wave8 x NEMA 5-15R
 LX1100G 1100 VA660 WNoneMini-TowerSimulated Sine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $119.99
 LX1325GU 1325 VA810 WYesMini-TowerSimulated Sine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $139.99
 LX1325GU-FC 1325 VA810 WYesMini-TowerSimulated Sine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $139.99
 GX1325U 1325 VA810 WYesMini-TowerSine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $189.99
 LX1500GU 1500 VA900 WYesMini-TowerSimulated Sine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $159.99
 LX1500GU-FC 1500 VA900 WYesMini-TowerSimulated Sine Wave10 x NEMA 5-15R $159.99
GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems
GX1500U-FC | PC Battery Backup
Protect desktop computers, gaming systems, networking devices, and home entertainment systems