Tripp Lite SmartPro SMART1500SLT
Short, fat, and heavy, Tripp Lite’s SMART1500SLT attempts to overcome the price barriers of its APC rival through selective reductions in features. Customers retain enterprise-class features like a hot-swap battery tray and pure sine wave output, but lose the convenient LED front-panel display.
Also gone is the load shedding feature, which Tripp Lite addresses through separately-purchased power bars. All eight outlets belong to a single power group.
The SMART1500SLT’s simplified design also means that more users will want to use its included software suite, which can be accessed by either USB or nine-pin serial connections.
Tripp Lite includes documentation, USB and legacy serial cables, and a software CD in its SMART1500SLT support kit.