Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack for F1500-UPS & MB1500 - Dreamedia AV
Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack for F1500-UPS & MB1500 - Dreamedia AV
Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack for F1500-UPS & MB1500 - Dreamedia AV
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Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack for F1500-UPS & MB1500

Extended battery life and flexible mounting options
$919.07
$919.07

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Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack for F1500-UPS & MB1500

Uninterrupted Power, Uncompromised Performance

Imagine a home theater so immersive, every movie night feels like a premiere. The lights dim, the screen comes to life, and the sound envelops you. But what if, right at the climax of the film, the power flickers? The Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack ensures that never happens, safeguarding the heart-stopping moments that make movie magic.

Powering Your Passion for Entertainment

The BATT1500-EXT isn't just a battery pack; it's a fortress of uninterrupted power for your Panamax F1500-UPS or MB1500 Uninterruptible Power Supply systems. It's designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing setup, extending battery runtime by up to four times. This means you can indulge in longer viewing sessions or work without the fear of power interruptions.

Key Features at a Glance

  • Extended Battery Runtime: Up to 4 times longer, ensuring your devices stay powered.
  • Form Factor: 2U rack/tower mountable, offering versatility in placement.
  • Battery Type: Sealed lead acid, known for reliability and low maintenance.
  • Hot Swappable: Change batteries without powering down, for continuous operation.
  • All-Metal Enclosure: Durable and robust to protect the internal components.
  • Compliance: Meets industry standards for safety and emissions.
  • Warranty: 3-year product warranty and 2-year battery warranty for peace of mind.

Aesthetic Harmony and Flexibility

The BATT1500-EXT is designed to match your UPS systems aesthetically, not just functionally. Its 2U rack or tower mountable form factor ensures it fits perfectly alongside your other components, whether in a professional rack system or a home theater setup. Plus, its all-metal enclosure isn't just about looks; it's built to last.

Installation Made Simple

With plug-n-play DC connectors, setting up the BATT1500-EXT is a breeze. You won't need a degree in electrical engineering to enhance your system's power capabilities. Simply mount it, connect it, and you're ready to go. And when it's time to replace the batteries, the process is just as straightforward, with user-replaceable options that don't require you to power down your equipment.

Built to Last and Protect

The BATT1500-EXT's sealed lead-acid batteries are chosen for their longevity and dependability. With eight 12V/9AH batteries configured in two strings of four, you can trust in a stable and consistent power supply. The hot-swappable feature allows for battery replacement without the need to shut down your connected equipment, ensuring your home theater or office remains operational.

Environmental Adaptability

Whether it's the heat of summer or the chill of winter, the BATT1500-EXT is designed to function across a wide range of temperatures, from 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 40°C) when operating, and 5°F to 113°F (15°C to 45°C) during storage. Its high elevation tolerance also makes it suitable for various installation environments.

Safety and Standards

Safety is paramount, and the BATT1500-EXT adheres to strict standards, including UL1778, cUL 107.1, and FCC DOC Class B. Its ROHS compliance further ensures that it meets global environmental and health standards. You can rest easy knowing your power source is as secure as it is powerful.

Warranty and Support

Dreamedia stands behind the quality of the Panamax BATT1500-EXT with a robust 3-year product warranty and a 2-year battery warranty. Our commitment to customer satisfaction means you can enjoy your enhanced power supply with the assurance of support and service.

Enhancing Your Home Theater Experience

The BATT1500-EXT is not just an accessory; it's an essential component for any serious home theater or smart home system. It ensures that your entertainment and work are never compromised by power fluctuations or outages. With this extension pack, you can expect:

  • Consistent Performance: No interruptions during critical work tasks or entertainment.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your equipment is protected from power anomalies.
  • Extended Play: Longer UPS runtime means more time enjoying what you love.

Making the Right Choice

When it comes to protecting and enhancing your home theater or office setup, the Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack is a sound investment. Its combination of extended power, easy maintenance, and robust protection makes it an invaluable addition to any high-end electronic system. With Dreamedia's expertise, you can integrate the BATT1500-EXT seamlessly into your existing setup, ensuring your system's longevity and reliability.

Pricing and Availability

Investing in the BATT1500-EXT means investing in the uninterrupted enjoyment of your home theater and the continuous operation of your critical devices.

Connect With Us

At Dreamedia, we are more than just a retailer; we are your partner in creating the ultimate home theater experience. Our team is ready to assist you in designing a system that meets your specific needs, including the integration of the Panamax BATT1500-EXT. Contact us today to ensure your setup is powered by the best.

The BATT1500-EXT is more than just a battery pack; it's an assurance that your home theater's pulse will beat on, uninterrupted. It's the guardian of your entertainment, the protector of your work, and the silent hero in the background, ensuring that the show always goes on.

Our Review

Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack Review

Introduction

When it comes to safeguarding our electronic investments, an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be the linchpin of a robust power protection strategy. However, the Achilles' heel of any UPS is often its battery life. This is where an accessory like the Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack steps in, promising to extend the uptime of your critical systems during power outages. This review delves deep into the capabilities, design, and overall value of the BATT1500-EXT, aiming to determine if it's the lifeline your setup needs.

Design and Build Quality

Aesthetic Compatibility

First impressions matter, and the Panamax BATT1500-EXT makes a good one. Designed to aesthetically match the F1500-UPS and MB1500 models, this extension pack ensures a seamless look across your power management system. This attention to design is a nod to the fact that even practical devices can contribute to a professional and organized appearance.

Form Factor

The 2U rack size and option for tower mounting provide versatility for different environments, whether it be a home theater setup or a small business server room. The dimensions and weight are considerable, with the unit weighing in at 67 lbs, which is typical for a product with this capacity. Proper planning for space and support is necessary during installation.

Build Materials

A sturdy all-metal enclosure not only enhances durability but also offers a sense of quality. The robust build suggests that the BATT1500-EXT can withstand the rigors of a demanding operational environment, providing reliable service over time.

Features

Compatibility

The BATT1500-EXT is designed to complement specific models of UPS systems, namely the F1500-UPS and MB1500. This targeted compatibility ensures optimized performance but does limit the extension pack's utility to owners of these particular models.

Battery Specifications

The pack includes eight sealed lead-acid batteries, each rated at 12V/9AH. These are replaceable with BB Battery - HR9-12 units, which are readily available, ensuring that maintaining the extension pack over its lifespan is relatively straightforward.

Installation and Maintenance

Ease of installation is a key feature thanks to the plug-n-play DC connectors. The user-replaceable batteries and hot-swappable capability are significant advantages, allowing for maintenance without downtime—a critical feature for mission-critical systems.

Warranty and Support

The BATT1500-EXT comes with a 3-year product warranty and a 2-year battery warranty. However, there are limitations for internet purchasers who buy from unauthorized dealers. This is an important consideration for buyers, emphasizing the need to purchase from reputable sources.

Performance

Battery Runtime Extension

The extension pack claims to increase UPS runtime by up to four times, which is a significant boost for any system. This can translate to hours of additional operation, a critical factor during extended power outages.

Operating Conditions

With operating temperature tolerances from 32°F to 95°F and storage temperatures from 5°F to 113°F, the BATT1500-EXT can function in a variety of climates. The elevation limits for operation and storage are generous, accommodating most geographical locations.

Recharge Time

An 8-hour recharge time is on the longer side and could be a sticking point for some users. In comparison, some competing products offer faster recharge cycles, which might be more appealing for environments where power fluctuations are frequent.

Safety and Compliance

Safety and regulatory compliance are well addressed with certifications like UL1778, cUL 107.1, FCC DOC Class B, and ROHS compliance. These certifications reassure users that the product has been tested and meets stringent safety standards.

Practicality and Value

Cost Analysis

The MSRP of $919.07 is not insignificant, but the retail pricing at $689.95 softens the investment. When compared to competing battery packs, the BATT1500-EXT's pricing is competitive, especially when considering the extended runtime it offers.

Suitability for Environments

The BATT1500-EXT is well-suited for a variety of environments, from the demanding needs of a data center to the protection of high-end home theater equipment. The flexibility in mounting options and the robust build quality make it a versatile choice.

Pros and Cons Recap

Pros:
- Significant extension of battery runtime
- Aesthetically designed to match specific UPS models
- Flexible rack or tower mounting options
- Easy installation and maintenance with user-replaceable batteries
- Hot-swappable feature ensures continuous power
- Long 3-year product warranty
- Compliance with safety and emissions standards

Cons:
- Long typical recharge time of 8 hours
- Batteries have a shorter 2-year warranty
- Warranty limitations for purchases from unauthorized dealers
- Limited compatibility with only two UPS models
- Battery warranty may be shorter than some competitors

Final Thoughts

The Panamax BATT1500-EXT Battery Extension Pack is a robust, reliable solution for those seeking to significantly extend the runtime of their F1500-UPS or MB1500 systems. Its build quality, ease of installation, and compliance with safety standards are commendable. However, the recharge time and battery warranty duration are areas where the product does not lead the market.

For prospective buyers, the decision to invest in the BATT1500-EXT will hinge on the specific need for extended power protection and the existing investment in compatible Panamax UPS systems. Given its capabilities and price point, it stands as a worthy consideration for those who prioritize uptime and have the compatible infrastructure to support it.

Specifications

General

  • Form Factor: 2U rack or tower mountable
  • Enclosure: All metal enclosure
  • Compatibility: F1500-UPS & MB1500
  • Weight: 67 lbs
  • Dimensions: 19"W x 17"D x 4"H
  • Rack Size: 2RU
  • ROHS Compliant: Yes
  • Certifications: UL1778, cUL 107.1, FCC DOC Class B

Battery

  • Type: Sealed lead acid
  • Voltage: 12V
  • Capacity: 9AH
  • Quantity: 8
  • Configuration: 2 strings of 4 in series
  • User Replaceable: Yes
  • Hot Swappable: Yes
  • Typical Recharge Time: 8 hours
  • Replacement: BB Battery – HR9-12

Environmental

  • Storage Temperature: 5°F to 113°F / 15°C to 45°C
  • Maximum Storage Elevation: 50,000 ft. / 15,000 m
  • Maximum Operating Elevation: 10,000 ft / 3,000 m

Warranty

  • Product Warranty: 3 years
  • Battery Warranty: 2 years

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