We performed a comparison between Eaton UPS and Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Data Center Power Solutions solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The fact that they're reliable and that they notify us whenever the line power drops are the only things we really need. All of our UPS's have been available and up whenever power outages have happened."
"The battery life seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of experience with other units of its size, but it does a good job of keeping our unit up."
"Our Eaton UPSs help with business continuity. I have a reliable system in place that I know that I can trust."
"The technology is reliable."
"We have not had a lot of issues over the many years we have been using the solution."
"I like it because we don't have any problems."
"You can scale it by adding batteries."
"They could enhance their software, but overall, it's a good solution."
"When it comes to the power management software portion, that's the part that I haven't really seen or heard a lot about. The dashboards of the UPS's, or the management software, are one area that they could probably improve a little."
"I think the batteries are based on lead-acid technology so they have to be replaced every five years, but with the new lithium-ion battery technology that is available, it might be good if, at some point, they updated their battery technology."
"The external monitoring solution could use further enhancements. I'm thinking of business continuity. If an internal legacy monitoring solution goes down, and it has no one to connect to the outside world, then it can't send out an alert. How are we going to be able to determine that there is a problem with that UPS if it loses network connectivity?"
"Schneider's vendor, I believe, needs to be more involved with the customer. We have to constantly look for them because they don't come to me. I have to go there, and I don't want to. I don't want to waste time looking for a vendor. We require immediate attention."
"We have been having some issues with the solutions controller and we are having problems finding spare parts."
"The duration of the batteries could be much better."
Eaton UPS is a power management provider that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of uninterruptible power supply, backup power, power distribution, and power management solutions, which protect you from a host of threats, including power outages, surges, and lightning strikes. Eaton’s offerings are designed to deliver superior flexibility, maximum efficiency, and unprecedented reliability for network closets, server rooms, and data centers of all sizes.
Eaton UPS Key Features
Eaton’s power quality portfolio encompasses a comprehensive offering of power management solutions all from a single-source provider.
Reviews from Real Users
Eaton UPS stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its extensive monitoring and reporting tools, its scalability, and that it is a stable and very reliable product.
Brad G., a technical services manager at a government company, notes, “The fact that they're reliable and that they notify us whenever the line power drops are the only things we really need. All our UPS's have been available and up whenever power outages have happened. So far, the battery life, from my observation, seems better than average. It was one of the features that Eaton had described to us. They have a certain way of charging the batteries and keeping them charged so that they actually last longer.”
Juno C., a radiation oncologist at East Oregon Cancer Center, writes, "The battery life seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of experience with other units of its size, but it does a good job of keeping our unit up. There is no active power management. It just keeps the power up. We haven't had any power failures that are long enough to completely drain the battery. It's been good for small power failures. In addition, I can access the built-in webpage on the UPS and use that to look at the status. It's on all the time and monitoring. It gives us an email once a month telling us that our device is working properly. It will also list the power events that happened in that month."
Eaton UPS is ranked 1st in Data Center Power Solutions with 4 reviews while Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is ranked 2nd in Data Center Power Solutions with 3 reviews. Eaton UPS is rated 9.0, while Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Eaton UPS writes "The different layers of redundancy provide reliability and business continuity ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT writes "Reasonably priced, simple to install, and responsive technical support". Eaton UPS is most compared with Liebert NX, Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX, Emerson Network Power Npower, Tripplite SmartPro and Gamatronic Mega Power+, whereas Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is most compared with Liebert NX, MGE Galaxy, Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX, Emerson Network Power Npower and Chloride Data Center Power Solutions. See our Eaton UPS vs. Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT report.
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