Overview:-Uninterruptible Power Supply: A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) maintains power temporarily to ride out short black-outs or brown-outs preventing lengthy restart sequences. It allows safe shut down for extended black-outs. DVR's can continue to record. Unique IR control (Patent Pending) allows projectors to cool their lamps properly to prevent damage from excessive heat before shutting down.-Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR): Voltage regulation (keeping voltage within specific operating ranges) prevents equipment lock-ups due to power sags and keeps equipment from heating up (power supplies require more current when voltage is low). There are two AVR settings; Sensitive AVR supplies 120 volts AC +/- 5 volts with an input of 98-135 volts, Standard AVR supplies 120 volts AC +/- 10 volts with an input of 93-145 volts, AVR can also be turned off.-Surge Protector: The MB1000 features exclusive protect and disconnect circuitry to prevent damage to your equipment in the event of a catastrophic surge such as lightning by completely disconnecting AC power to connected equipment.-Power Conditioner: Noise filtration is combined with the over/under voltage protection circuitry.Power Control Software (Version 2.1): The Power Control software is designed for use with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It works in conjunction with the UPS to provide full protection of home theater equipment including digital video recorders, home theater PCs, and video projectors/lamps. This program may be used temporarily during the initial system setup or used to manage your home theater computer.-UPS Initial Setup: An installer can use a notebook computer to set the variables within the Home Cinema Power Control software. Once the setup is completed, the notebook computer can be disconnected and all the settings are stored in the UPS.-UPS Manager: The UPS can provide continued power to the computer to maintain recording capabilities when it is used as a digital video recorder. It is also capable of saving open documents and shutting down the computer during extended power failures. This requires a permanent RS232 or USB connection and having the Power Control software running in the background.-UPS Schedule: There is also a Scheduled feature that can automatically save and close open files and then shutdown the computer and UPS at a user specified date and time as well a re-start the computer at a user specified date and time. Use of this feature is optional and is not required for the power failure shutdown to occur.Note: The UPS will provide surge suppression, automatic voltage regulation, and battery backup without this software. Automatic shutdown of a computer requires the used of this software.Critical Load Function: The MB1000's Critical Load Function sets the battery capacity level where the non-critical load outlets are turned off and all remaining battery power is reserved for equipment plugged into the four critical load outlets. The non-critical outlets can be set to turn off immediately when power is lost. This value is stored internally by the UPS and is not dependent on having the software running on a computer.Learning IR Control: The learning IR function lets you program the UPS to send standby or shut-down commands to components such as a projector. If the power fails, the projector's lamp is turned off while the UPS continues providing battery power to the projector's cooling fan. Proper shutdown is ensured and expensive lamps are protected from damage. The UPS can learn two IR commands. The learned commands will be transmitted on both output jacks so you have ability to control two different pieces of equipment or use a two-step macro for one component.Front Panel Display: The MB1000 features a front-panel LEDs and an LCD display to indicate the following:-Bank 1: LED illuminates blue when the four Bank 1 (critical) outlets are on-Bank 2: LED illuminates blue when the four Bank 2 (non-critical) outlets are on-Line Fault Indicator: LED illuminates red to warn the user that a wiring problem such as a bad/missing ground or reversed wiring exists within the AC receptacle-LCD Display: shows current status or the menu items or settingsRear Panel Connections: All of the MB1000's connections are found on the unit's rear-panel:-Non-Critical Load Outlets: Four AVR, surge protected, and battery backed-up outlets for connected equipment insures temporary uninterrupted operation of connected equipment during a power failure-Critical Load Outlets: Four AVR, surged protected, and battery backed-up outlets for critical-load equipment insures temporary uninterrupted operation of connected equipment during a power failure-Circuit Breakers: individual circuit breakers for each outlet bank and the main power input provide optimal overload protection-RS232 Serial Communication Port: the serial port allows connection and communication between the UPS and a home automation system or computer; this allows the installer to program a number of variables, including the Critical Load Battery Threshold; a 70" DB 9-pin serial cable is included-IR Output Jacks: two standard 3.5mm mono mini-jack ports for connection to IR flashers (sold separately)-USB Port: the MB1000 can also be connected to a computer using the USB portRack Mountable: The MB1000 comes supplied with two mounting brackets and hardware which allow you to rack mount the unit.Specifications:AC Specifications:-Capacity: 600 watts-Voltage Input Range: 85-137 volts AC-Frequency Input Range: 57-63 Hz-Output Voltage: 120 volts AC +/- 5 volts; simulated sine wave-Output Frequency: 60 Hz +/- 1%-Output Transfer Time: AC Protection And Filtration:-Current Rating: 12 amps-Surge Protection: 900 Joules-Over-Voltage Shutoff, fast rise: 150 +/- 5 volts-Over-Voltage Shutoff, slow rise: 132 +/- 5 volts-Under-Voltage Shutoff: 90 +/- 5 volts-EMI Noise Filtration: 66 dB (100kHz-2Mhz)Battery Specifications:-Type: Sealed, maintenance-free, lead-acid; consumer replacement not recommended, contact Panamax customer service at 800-472-5555 for battery replacement information-Recharging Time: 4 hours (6-8 hour charge recommended before initial use) The Panamax MB1000 is an all-in-one Uninterruptible Power Supply, Automatic Voltage Regulator, Surge Protector, and Power Conditioner which is programmable via supplied software.