American Power Conversion S20BLK
Power Conditioner with Battery Backup


A built-in web server, RS-232 port and an environmental monitor all make the S20BLK the most effective network manageable AV Power Conditioner and Battery Backup.  Avoid making costly service calls for unresponsive components such as a "hung" satelite receiver by remotely managing the S20BLK from a web browser.


  • Basic UPS signalling RS-232 cable
  • Battery modules ship installed
  • Cat 5 ethernet cable
  • CD with software
  • Country-specific detachable power cord
  • Rack Mounting brackets
  • Rack mounting hardware
  • Rack Mounting support rails
  • Removable heavy duty 12 gauge input power cord
  • Removable support feet
  • Side airflow ducts
  • Telephone Cable
  • Temperature Probe
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Web/SNMP Management Card.


  • Built-in Web Server - Avoid making costly service calls for unresponsive AV and automation gear by simply using a web browser to remotely manage and control the unit.
  • Adjustable LEDs - Adjust the unit's LED and display brightness independently of each other to suit your individual tastes and environment.
  • Battery Failure Notification - Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance.
  • Resettable Circuit Breaker - Easy recovery from overloads; no need to replace a fuse.
  • Email Notification - Network administrators can solve problems remotely before they impact availability.
  • Extendable Run Time - Additional batteries can be added to provide power to the load for an extended period of time in the event of utility support failure.
  • Noise Filtering - Surge Protector attenuates EMI/RFI line noise that can cause data errors and keyboard lockups, ensuring better performance of protected equipment.
  • 10/100 BaseT Connection - Connect the device to a network using a 10 or 100 BaseT connection.
  • 24K Gold Plated Connectors - Provides Optimum Conductivity with no data loss.
  • Pure Sinewave Battery Backup - Prevents interruptions, lost pre-sets, missed DVR recordings, lost multimedia server data and premature projector bulb wear and tear when the power goes out.
  • Cold-Start Capable - Provides temporary battery power when the utility power is out.
  • Serial Connectivity - Use any Home Automation network to monitor and control the S20 through its RS-232 serial port.
  • Hot-Swappable Batteries - Ensures clean, uniterrupted power to protected equipment while batteries are being replaced.
  • Temperature Monitoring - Changes in temperature are reported via the user interface or email.
  • Dataline Surge Protection - Provides protection of connected equipment from power surges on the data lines.
  • Automatic Self-Test - Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced.
  • Adjustable Voltage-Transfer Points - Maximizes useful battery life by widening the input voltage window or tightening the output voltage regulation.
  • Audible Alarms - Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS conditions.
  • User-replaceable Batteries - Increases availability by allowing a trained user to perform upgrades and replacements of the batteries, reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).
  • USB Connectivity - Provides management of the UPS via a USB port (not available on all models)
  • Serial Connectivity - Provides management of the UPS via a serial port.
  • Intelligent Battery Management - Maximizes battery performance, life and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
  • Network Manageable - Provides remote management of the UPS over the network.
  • Building Wiring Fault Indicator - This LED informs users of potentially dangerous wiring problems in the wall circuit.
  • VFD Display Panel - Manage the UPS locally through a text-based display that allows quick diagnosis via stored alarm conditions and events.
  • Environmental Monitoring - Prevent equipment failure from a full range of threatening environmental conditions.
  • Advanced Security - Comprehensive security support, including SSH v2 (secure shell), RADIUS authentication, IPSec, IP filtering, and user access lists per port - protect network and IT assets against hackers and other unauthorized individuals.
  • Adjustable Voltage Sensitivity - Provides the ability to adapt the Power Conditioner for optimal performance in specific power environments or generator applications.
  • Battery Replacement Without Tools - Allows quick, easy battery replacement.
  • LED Status Indicators - Quicky understand unit and power status with visual indicators.
  • Lightning and Surge Protection - To prevent damage to your equipment from power surges and spikes.
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) - Automatically steps up low voltage and steps down high voltage to levels that are suitable for your equipment.
  • Isolated Filter Banks - Eliminates electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) as a source of audio-video signal degredation.
  • Extra Long Power Cord - Provides the additional functionality of an extension cord.



  • Output Power Capacity - 1250W / 1500VA
  • Max Configurable Power - 1250W / 1500VA
  • Nominal Output Voltage - 120V
  • Efficiency at Full Load - 90%
  • Output Voltage Distortion - Less than 5% at full load
  • Output Frequency (sync to mains) - 47Hz - 63Hz
  • Waveform Type - Sine Wave
  • Output Connections - (12) NEMA 5-15R


  • Nominal Input Voltage - 120V
  • Input Frequency - 50/60Hz +/-3Hz (auto sensing)
  • Input Connections - IEC-320 C14
  • Cord Length - 10'
  • Input Voltage Range for Main Operations - 90V to 140V
  • Maximum Input Current - 12A

Batteries & Runtime

  • Battery Type - Maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte: leakproof
  • Typical Recharge Time - 8 hours
  • Replacement Battery - RBC63
  • RBC Quantity - 1

Communications & Management

  • Control Panel - Mulit-function LCD status and control console
  • Audible Alarm - Alarm when on battery: distinctive low battery alarm; overload continuous tone alarm

Surge Protection and Filtering

  • Surge energy rating: 4080 Joules
  • Filtering: Full time multi-pole noise filtering: 5% IEEE surge let-through: zero clamping response time: meets UL 1449
  • Data Line Protection: RJ-11 Modem/Fax protection (four wire dual line), cable modem / video protection, Coaxial video/cable protection.


  • Dimensions: 5.25" H x 17" W x 19" D
  • Rack Height: 3RU
  • Net Weight: 62 lbs
  • Color: Black


  • Operating Temperature - 32 to 104 °F (0 - 40 °C)
  • Operating Humidity -  5% to 95%
  • Operating Elevation - 0 to 10,000' (0-3000m)
  • Storage Temperature - 5 to 113 °F (-15 to 45 °C)
  • Storage Humidity - 0% to 95%
  • Audible Noise at 1 meter from surface - 46dBA


  • Regulatory Approvals: CSA, FCC Part 15 Class B, UL 1778
  • Standard Warranty: 2 years repair or replace (manufacturer's warranty)
  • Equipment Protection Policy: Unlimited Lifetime
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