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UPS for Small 12" Depth Rack
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 16:59
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Looking for a Rack Mount UPS that will fit into a 12" Deep rack. The rack will be wall mounted in a closet that only has 13" Depth, so its going to be real tight. I would normally use Tripp Lite or APC, but can't seem to find anything really shallow. The Tripp Lite SmartLCD1200 is 10.5" depth, which leaves me 1.5" to plug in cords. Is there anything more shallow that I am overlooking?

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Post 2 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 19:11
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If no one recommends a shallow UPS... You could always use this for the tight space.

[Link: amazon.com]

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Post 3 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 19:44
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Does the UPS absolutely have to be in the rack? What about using a rack mount power strip (that your devices plug into) that plugs into a wall mounted UPS.

Something like this:
[Link: apc.com]

Or use one of these wallmount brackets for standard UPSs:
[Link: amazon.com]
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Post 4 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 22:30
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On December 19, 2018 at 19:11, King of typos said...
If no one recommends a shallow UPS... You could always use this for the tight space.

[Link: amazon.com]

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Post 5 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 22:36
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On December 19, 2018 at 19:44, Mac Burks (39) said...
Does the UPS absolutely have to be in the rack? What about using a rack mount power strip (that your devices plug into) that plugs into a wall mounted UPS.

Something like this:
[Link: apc.com]

Or use one of these wallmount brackets for standard UPSs:
[Link: amazon.com]

I'm going to go all Ernie on everyone. You link to a couple of good solutions, but will they work? We don't know because we:

1. Don't know the total wattage of the units which need protection.
2. Don't know how much run time is required.

And, just a thought: The entire closet is only 13" deep? Have you given any thought to thermal management?
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Post 6 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 07:37
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Also, how many outlets preferred?

This might not be what works for your situation, but when we need to put a small UPS in a structure can, we'll use the Tripp Lite AV-550SC. It's pretty handy.
OP | Post 7 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 17:48
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On December 19, 2018 at 22:36, davidcasemore said...
I'm going to go all Ernie on everyone. You link to a couple of good solutions, but will they work? We don't know because we:

1. Don't know the total wattage of the units which need protection.
2. Don't know how much run time is required.

And, just a thought: The entire closet is only 13" deep? Have you given any thought to thermal management?

The closet is 13" deep. The door is about 8' tall, and the ceiling inside that closet matches the rest of the house at 10'. The only things going in the rack are a Tik router, 16port POE switch, and a modem. UPS could be a smaller APC unit, but I was hoping for a rack mounted solution, since they currently have a cluster of about 30 things mounted to the wall. I would only need 3-6 outlets.
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Post 8 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 21:38
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Since you have a lot of unused space, how about using a rack shelf?
Post 9 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 22:56
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On December 20, 2018 at 21:38, buzz said...
Since you have a lot of unused space, how about using a rack shelf?

That might be out of his "depth"
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Post 10 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 10:49
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the 500VA and 700VA models will fit.

[Link: amazon.com]
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Post 11 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 12:57
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Why not just buy your normal 1u ups and mount it vertically on the back rails?
Post 12 made on Friday December 21, 2018 at 13:12
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On December 21, 2018 at 12:57, lippavisual said...
Why not just buy your normal 1u ups and mount it vertically on the back rails?

Perhaps because
On December 19, 2018 at 16:59, vwpower44 said...
Looking for a Rack Mount UPS that will fit into a 12" Deep rack. The rack will be wall mounted in a closet that only has 13" Depth, so its going to be real tight.

These two sets of facts mean that the rack will be pushed 3/4" of an inch forward of the available space and, more importantly, getting to or changing out the UPS would mean taking the rack off the wall... therefore unwiring the system.

Also, he said his "normal 1u ups" isn't a 1U UPS, but instead
I would normally use Tripp Lite or APC, but can't seem to find anything really shallow. The Tripp Lite SmartLCD1200 is 10.5" depth, which leaves me 1.5" to plug in cords. Is there anything more shallow that I am overlooking?

That UPS measures 3.49 x 17.33 x 10.5 inches.

lippavisual, what's the brand and model of "your normal 1u ups" that you're suggesting? Could it go sideways next to the rack?
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