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Furman® F1500-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply and Voltage Regulator
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Furman® F1500-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply and Voltage Regulator

Model #: F1500-UPS
At a Glance
The Furman F1500-UPS battery backup is designed exclusively for audio/video professionals and home theater aficionados. The Furman F1500-UPS offers your system unparalleled battery back-up technology, created from the ground up to meet the exacting demands of the world’s most sensitive audio, video and control systems!
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Get to know this product.

For decades, traditional audio/video components were simple analog devices designed to easily weather power outages of well over two seconds. Later, as computer and microprocessor based components gained in popularity, their extraordinary sensitivity to even a fraction of a second’s power loss was managed with traditional UPS (uninterruptible power supply) technology.

Unfortunately, these units were solely designed for the I.T. professional. Though they included many technologies and features appropriate to that application, they fell short for premium audio/video components. Though many of these manufacturers later recognized the ever-emerging professional audio/video, broadcast, and home theater market, their lack of experience led merely to a re-tooled chassis. These hastily produced UPS devices lacked the technologies necessary to truly optimize protection, performance, and control for today’s audio video components.


Typical UPS systems feature antiquated surge suppression technologies that can cause as much damage and annoying lock-ups as they attempt to prevent. Only Furman offers battery back-up with our road-proven SMP non-sacrificial, zero ground contamination surge suppression technology and EVS Extreme Voltage Shutdown. After all, the most robust battery cannot function if the accompanying circuits are damaged. With Furman’s F1500-UPS, you can expect years of trouble free operation.


Though many control devices are relatively immune to moderate levels of AC line noise, today’s more sensitive devices (such as DLP projectors and line-level signal processors) certainly are not. High-definition technologies have pushed resolution to levels so extreme that virtually any AC noise capable of coupling with your system’s signal will distort, mask, or destroy the performance advantages we all strive so hard to capture and reproduce. Once again, the F1500-UPS is different. While other UPS devices feature AC line filters suitable for an IT closet, only Furman employs our exclusive Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) to four discrete isolated outlet banks. This advanced noise filtering technology assures that today’s ultra-wide dynamic range is maintained as it must be – pristine. Remember, less AC noise equals greater content, greater resolution, and higher definition.

True Sine Wave Output

The F1500-UPS provides True Sine Wave output when in battery backup mode, ensuring the utmost reliability to all connected equipment while running on battery power.


At 1500VA, the F1500-UPS provides substantial backup time for most critical digital A/V components (see runtime chart). If more runtime is needed, 1500VA battery packs (BATT1500E-EXT) may be daisy chained to double, triple, and further increase runtime as the application demands.

Programmability & Control

Audio/video systems can vary greatly in their size and components, and as such, flexibility is needed in determining how a battery backup solution should function under different circumstances. Because of this, Furman has provided open source RS-232 control over four independent AC outlet banks, with a wide range of features to interface with an existing control unit. Dual programmable IR control allows the unit to send a shut down command to remote components in the event of a blackout – no more expensive projector bulbs to replace in the event of a blackout. Optional TCP/IP control (separate interface card, available Q4), offers remote control over any Internet connection via a truly plug-and-play, hosted, web-based graphical user interface, with full remote control and power monitoring functionality.

* As with any battery back up system, the battery pack must be replaced periodically (2.5 to 3 years typically)

Typical Backup Components

Given the nature of battery backup technology, high-current audio and video components such as power amplifiers, powered subwoofers, and high-wattage displays are not recommended for use with the F1500-UPS. Not only will these components drain battery power quite rapidly, line impedance will be raised due to the F1500-UPS’s (or any) AVR and AC to DC inverter, which can induce current compression and noticeably diminish performance with high-current A/V equipment. The following components are ideal for use with the F1500-UPS:

  • DAWs
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Cable Boxes
  • Digital Video Recorders
  • Media Servers
  • External Hard Drives
  • Digital Mixing Consoles
  • Lamp Based Video Displays
  • Control Systems

For power management of other components, Furman recommends Classic or Prestige Series Power Conditioners. For high-current components such as power amplifiers and powered subwoofers, solutions featuring Furman’s exclusive Power Factor Technology are ideal.

Approximate Run Time, 1500VA

  • Satellite Reciever or Cable Box = 80 Minutes
  • Control System + Media Server = 40 Minutes
  • Digital Mixing Console (24 channel) = 20 minutes
  • DAW Computer + Digital I/O + External Hard Drive + 24” LCD Monitor = 7 minutes

Furman F1500-UPS Features

  • Surge Protection - Furman’s exclusive SMP technology provides the highest level of surge & spike protection available.
  • Noise Filtration - LiFT offers AC power filtering to ensure clean power for unequaled audio & video clarity.
  • Voltage Protection - Advanced EVS circuitry detects dangerous voltage irregularities and safely powers down itself and connected equipment in unsafe conditions.
  • Diagnostic Indicators - Digital indicators provide information on power quality and operational status of unit.
  • Battery Backup - 1500VA true sine wave battery backup protects your data in a power failure allowing the opportunity to save your applications, programs, and shut-down the system gracefully .
  • Critical Load Management - Critical Load Management prioritizes the allocation of temporary power to connected equipment.
  • Infrared Control - Dual Learning IR Blasters allow safe shutdown of remote components.
  • BlueBOLT® Compatible - BlueBOLT® TCP/IP interface provides remote control to reboot components, power equipment on or off, and monitor power quality from anywhere in the world.
  • Custom Programming - Custom programming provides control of unit via RS-232 card (included) or optional TCP/IP interface card (sold separately)
  • 12 Amp rating - 12 Amp rating featuring a circuit breaker for added protection.
  • Eight Total Outlets - Eight total outlets rear outlets in isolated banks (Critical and Non-Critical loads).
  • Standard Voltage Regulation - Standard level automatic voltage regulation (AVR) delivers a stable 120 volts of AC power to protect equipment from problems caused by AC line voltage irregularities.
  • Power Control Software - Easy to use power control software assists you in maximizing the performance of your UPS.
  • Optional Battery Extension Pack - External battery packs (sold separately) are available and may be daisy-chained to the F1500-UPS increase battery capacity.


Line Voltage120 (Volts)
Number of Outlets8
Number of Isolated Banks2
Outlet DescriptionsAll 8 outlets surge protected, linearly filtered, and backed up
Rack MountableYes
Rack Ears IncludedYes
Front Panel Meter(s)LCD Displays status and menu navigation items
Front Media Light(s)No
ControlRemote control through RS-232 interface card or via internet with BlueBOLT-CV1 card (sold separately)
AC Power CordHeavy duty captive power cord
Dimensions17" W (19" w/ rack ears) x 19.2" D x 3.5" H (4" tall with feet installed)
Weight72 lbs.

Battery Backup

Input Frequency57 - 63 Hz
Regulation Capture Range96 - 135V (Sensitive Mode), 93 - 142V (Standard Mode)
Output Frequency60 Hz ± 1%
UPS Output Capacity1500VA, 900W @ 0.6pf
Regulation Output Range120V ± 5% (Sensitive Mode); 120V ± 10% (Standard Mode)
UPS Backup Time (Full Load)12 minutes
UPS Backup Time (Half Load)32 minutes
Transfer Time< 4ms

AC Protection

AC Protection TechnologyNon-sacrificial SMP (Series Multi-Stage Protection)
Over-Voltage Shutoff150V ± 5V (fast rise), 140 ± 5V (slow rise)
Maximum Current Rating12 (Amps)


Filtration TechnologyLinear Filtering Technology (LiFT
Filtration Rating10 dB @ 10kHz, 40 dB @ 100 kHz, 50 dB @ 500kHz

Shipping Info

Length26 (Inches)
Width22.9 (Inches)
Height10.8 (Inches)
Weight85.4 (Lbs)
Unit of MeasureEach
Master Pack Qty24

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)19.2
Width (in.)17
Height (in.)3.5
Number Of Outlets8
Shipping Depth (in.)26
Shipping Width (in.)22.9
Shipping Height (in.)10.8
Manufacturer Warranty3 Year
Product Weight (lbs.)72
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