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Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

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Mr_Darkman1_apc
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Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

This was originally posted on APC forums on 10/24/2012


Is there a "like for like" replacement for the matrix 5000. We have three of them, and need three replacements but we can allow for runtime value to drop by 50%

Would the new UPS use the same "power out"connector as the matrix 5000 "power out"?

In these times please think cheap!
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Re: Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 10/29/2012


it should give you your % W (wattage) and % VA (volt-amps) if supported. i think those headings would be present in the data log and maybe on the status screen.

do you see either of those values? My concern is if the 50% is wattage or VA because the matrix is 5000VA but can only supply 3750 watts as seen @ http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=MX5000

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Re: Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

This was originally posted on APC forums on 10/26/2012


Allow me demonstrate my ignorance by saying
"uk 240v" 🙂

Nothing particular special about the setup, so I am not sure if "step down" is needed.

I think we have come to the decision to replace it with
APC Smart-UPS RT 8000VA 230V (thanks for your advice)

One thing, if one of the old matrix 5000 were running at 50% power capacity does that mean that the load is 2500VA? How can I tell what the load is, I have a network card and can web into it, but it was not clear.

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Re: Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 10/25/2012


the most direct replacement we'd have today would be the [Smart UPS RT line|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=163]. problem is with those there is no isolation transformer like the matrix has so for 120v, you can add on an isolation transformer or a stepdown transformer for 120v.

which output voltages do you require?

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Re: Replacing three old APC matrix 5000

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 10/29/2012


it should give you your % W (wattage) and % VA (volt-amps) if supported. i think those headings would be present in the data log and maybe on the status screen.

do you see either of those values? My concern is if the 50% is wattage or VA because the matrix is 5000VA but can only supply 3750 watts as seen @ http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=MX5000