APC AV H15 1.5kVA H Type Power Conditioner Review
- Product Name: H15
- Manufacturer: APC
- Performance Rating:
- Value Rating:
- Review Date: February 10, 2008 19:05
- MSRP: $ 449.99
Input Voltage Range for Operation (on utility): 92V - 144V
Nominal Voltage: 120 Vac
Allowable Input Frequency for Operation (on utility): 47 - 63 Hz
Rated Input Current: 12 Amps
Input Circuit Breaker Rating: 15 Amps
Number of Outlets: 12 (all outlets are surge protected, conditioned, and regulated)
Output Regulation: +/- 5%, 10%, 15% for AVR (Range = Narrow/Normal/Wide)
Outlet type: NEMA 5-15R
Rated VA Capacity: 1440VA
Rated Watt Capacity (continuous): 1440 Watts
Rated Output Current: 12 Amps
Let-Through Voltage Rating: <40 Volts
Peak Surge Current (NM + CM): 250KA
Data Line Protection Jacks (splitter): Single-line 2-wire phoneline protection for phone, modem, or fax.
Coax: 5MHz-1GHz Two pairs (one with splitter)
EMI/RFI Attenuation: 40-100dB at 100KHz-30MHz
Total Surge Joules: 5200 Joules
DC Trigger: Two 3.5mm mini-jack plugs (5-30V)
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.75 x 17 x 9.5”
Unpackaged Weight: 16.7 lbs
Shipping Weight: 22.4 lbs
Safety Agency Approvals: UL1449, cUL, FCC Part 68 Class B, FCC Part 15 Class B, NOMClick on a thumbnail below to view full image.
- Performs perfectly
- Lots of feedback to the user so they know exactly what it is doing
- Sometimes doesn't play well with subwoofer amps
Their Atlanta stores are being liquidated. I was able to buy a $500 APC #J15 UPS and power conditioner for 60% off, or $200. (complete model # is J15BLK)
but not looks. I am wondering if anyone with either unit has the
"filtering" LED in the OFF state for the majority of the time. I only was the LED
come on once for a short period of time. I am not sure if my unit is working
properly or if this is normal if the AC line is clean and the filtering is OFF
by default. I have only a few days left and don't want to get stuck with a
Am I ok to plug my amp into this or should I figure a way to go directly into a wall?
Set it to normal. As long as the line doesn't drop below 108Vrms you will be fine. USA Consumer gear is made to work between 108-132Vrms and the H15 will keep you well above 108Vrms if you set it to normal.
The analog power input likely has more current capability and low frequency filtering so you should try to use the appropriate connection when you can.
Unfortunately my cable box reset issue has returned even when using the 1040. I had the 1040 set to normal so I am little stumped and thought one of three things could be happening.
1.) The cable box settings resets at votlages fluctuations +/-10% of 120
2.) the 1040 is not working 100% and even when set to "normal" it alows votlage fluctuations great then +/-10%
3.) Voltage fluctuations is not what is causing the cable box to reset.
For "fun" i set the 1040 to "narrow" and watched the Vin and Vout to see what it would read when the "boost" or "trim" would kick in and here is wht I noticed.
The 1040 clicked and the "boost" light flicked on and off pretty quick. The display however only showed the Vin stay at 119 V and the Vout jumped up to 125V. Why would this be? Wouldnt the "boost" light come on when the Vin is less then 5%, shouldnt the Vin have read 114V in order to trigger the line boost?