True online sine wave tower UPS with LCD Display 

Minuteman’s Encompass LCD Series delivers comprehensive protection only offered by a true online UPS. By regenerating the incoming AC signal through double conversion technology, an online UPS provides an impenetrable “electrical firewall” providing the most fail-safe power protection available.


  • High-Density Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Mission-Critical Devices
  • Other Sensitive Electronic Devices
  • Extended Runtime Capable

(1000/1500VA: Not for sale in CO, VT, or WA)

*Now TAA Compliant. Please contact Minuteman Power for more details

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Designed to protect the most critical equipment used in data centers, voice and data communications, security systems, and light industrial applications, the Encompass LCD Series is SNMP-capable (card optional) and allows full device management using Minuteman’s SentryHD power monitoring and control software. The Encompass LCD Series is a value-priced on-line UPS solution that provides an outstanding set of features, true sine wave output, a three-year warranty (including batteries), generator compatibility, and is designed to meet the reliability expectations of even the most demanding critical applications.

Encompass LCD Series Standard Features

  • True on-line, double-conversion technology
  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • 0.9 output power factor
  • Highly efficient Economy Mode option
  • Output receptacle control with 2 banks
  • Independent Battery Bypass – allows the UPS to provide voltage regulation and spike/surge protection either with dead batteries or without batteries
  • Hot-swappable battery replacement
  • Cold Start capable
  • Automatic internal bypass
  • Simultaneous USB and RS-232 communications
  • Compatible with Minuteman’s SentryHD software
  • SNMP compatible (with optional card)
  • Dedicated EPO port
  • Tool-less battery replacement design
  • 1Gbit RJ45 network protection
  • Full three-year warranty (including batteries)
  • Green UPS design (RoHS2 compliant)
  • $150,000 Platinum Protection Guarantee

Tour The LCD Panel

  1. The ON button is to turn the UPS on. Pressing the ON button during the Battery mode will silence the alarm.
  2. The OFF button is to turn the UPS off.
  3. The Utility Power (Green) LED illuminates when Utility Power is present and extinguishes during the Battery mode.
  4. The Load Bank 1 (Green) LED is illuminated when the Load Bank is on.
  5. The Load Bank 2 (Green) LED is illuminated when the Load Bank is on.
  6. The Bypass Active (Yellow) LED illuminates when the UPS is in the Bypass mode.
  7. The Weak/Bad Battery (Red) LED illuminates when the UPS detects a weak battery, bad battery or if the battery is disconnected. The Weak/Bad Battery icon is extinguished when the battery’s condition is good.
  8. The LCD displays the status of the UPS.
  9. Pressing the Enter button saves the changes made to the UPS settings.
  10. Pressing the Page Up button goes to the previous page or will change the UPS settings.
  11. Pressing the Page Down button goes to the next page.
  12. Pressing the Function button and then the Page Up button will initiate a 10- second battery test.

Electrical Characteristics

Output Power Factor

All Encompass LCD Series models come with a 0.9 power factor of which increases the watt capacity of the units. Offering larger capacities in smaller UPS VA sizes reduces the overall cost of the UPS solution for a specific load requirement.

Output Voltage

All units in the Encompass LCD Series produce an electrical signal that does not vary from nominal voltage by more than 2%. Tightly regulating the output voltage increases the quality of power to connected equipment adding to its life expectancy, which lowers the total cost of ownership to users.

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

THD is the distortion of a normal AC electrical signal commonly caused by non-linear loads. This distortion can cause internal heat to build up on sensitive equipment not designed to operate with these altered AC signals. The Encompass LCD Series provides power factor correction to reduce the THD and maintain a true sine wave output signal.

Output Receptacle Control: The ability to extend the runtime of critical devices during an extended blackout is handled through the Encompass LCD’s load shedding function. Each model in the Encompass LCD UPS comes with two independently-circuited receptacle segments. Through the use of Minuteman’s SentryHD software or communication with the UPS through an Ethernet connection, users can either turn on, off or reset each segment independently of the other. By reducing the load amount on the UPS, the runtime of critical devices on the UPS battery can be extended.

Communication Features

Simultaneous RS-232, USB and Ethernet communications: The Encompass LCD UPS provides users with the ability to communicate with the UPS simultaneously through three separate protocols: RS-232, USB and Ethernet. Users can now directly connect and manage the UPS from multiple stand-alone, or networked computers. By including concurrent Ethernet communications (SNMP or direct IP address), the Encompass LCD UPS can provide detailed monitoring and management to many various environments.

Other Features

RoHS 2 Compliance

Recognizing the benefit of being environmentally conscious, Para Systems developed the Encompass LCD UPS Series to be compliant with the European Economic Unions directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS 2), in electronic equipment.

Manual and Automatic Self-Testing

The Encompass LCD UPS is designed to proactively notify users of any impending faults or failures with the UPS. This allows for preemptive repair or replacement of components or batteries preventing unexpected downtime caused by the UPS.

Dedicated EPO Port

This direct access port allows users to perform an immediate remote shutdown of the UPS in cases of emergency or when access to the UPS is restricted or inconvenient.

Battery Technology

Battery Technology

All Encompass units use valve-regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA). All are safe for any type of freight transport: air, sea or ground. For added protection, all Encompass UPS models ship with the batteries disconnected. A “Quick Installation Guide” is included in each Encompass box to detail how to connect the batteries before putting the units into service.

Hot-Swappable Batteries

All models in the Encompass line offer Tool-less battery replacement, through the front panel of the UPS, without having to remove the UPS from service. Connected loads are protected from voltage anomalies and spikes and surges while the batteries are being replaced.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to: www.P65warnings.ca.gov/product


Get ultimate control over your power with SentryHD

In today’s complex world of data, networks, and software, control and management of applications is vital, especially when it comes to the power that is supplied to these devices.

SentryHD, included free with all current Minuteman UPS systems, is the latest update to Minuteman’s popular Sentry monitoring and management software. This powerful tool provides users and network managers a range of monitoring & managment tools for their power, allowing total control before, during, and after power problems.

With a simple connection to the UPS via USB or RS-232, SentryHD provides the capability to configure UPSs, monitor power, and diagnose issues, all from secure connections on the network. This eliminates wasteful runs around the facility, saving time and money.


Extended Runtime Capability

All models in the Encompass LCD Series come standard with internal batteries. To protect critical devices through extended blackouts, the Encompass LCD Series utilizes external battery packs that can be daisy-chained to provide a virtually unlimited amount of runtime.

External battery packs

  • BP24XL external battery pack for EC1000LCD
  • BP48XL external battery pack for EC1500LCD and EC2000LCD
  • BP72XL external battery pack for EC3000LCD

Power management via SNMP Communications

Optional SNMP-NV6 and SNMP-NET cards allow easy management of UPS without the need for a connected PC or server

Optional Programmable Relay Card:

  • Monitors UPS events
  • 6 programmable relay output contacts
  • Configurable normal open or normal close for each relay contact
  • Configurable UPS shutdown delay time
  • Configurable input signal as shutdown UPS or battery test
  • Has the ability to protect up to 6 computers unattended shutdown gracefully

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to: www.P65warnings.ca.gov/product

Extended Warranty

5 Full Years of Trouble-free Service – Guaranteed

Minuteman UPSs already ship with the best warranty in the business at 3 years, including non-prorated battery coverage on most products.

Two levels of Extended Warranty Plans are also available on most UPS product lines to provide an additional 2 years of coverage. These plans ensure a full 5 years of trouble-free ownership.

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Maximum Power Capacity (VA/Watts)1000/9001500/13502000/18003000/2700

TopologyOn-line Uninterruptible Power Supply
Power Factor0.9

Input Connection (with 10 ft power cord)5-15P5-20PL5-30P
Battery and Surge Protected Receptacles[6]5-15R (controllable)[8] 5-15/20R (controllable)[8] 5-15/20R (controllable) & [1] L5-30R (always on)

Nominal Voltage120VAC
Voltage Range0-160VAC
Frequency Range50/60Hz ±6Hz Auto-sensing
Power Factor Correction≥99% at full load

Voltage /Frequency RangeNominal ±2% / 60Hz: 54-66Hz or 50Hz: 44-56Hz
Wave FormTrue sine wave
Efficiency (Line Mode)>89% (full load)

Output Battery Operation
Nominal Voltage120VAC, User selectable: 110VAC, 127VAC
Voltage RegulationNominal ±2% until low battery warning
Frequency50/60Hz ±0.2Hz unless synchronized to line
Voltage Total Harmonic Distortion T.H.D.≤3% at full rated linear load
Dynamic Response±5% at 100% load change in 30ms
Transfer Time0ms Typical

Runtime: Half Load/Full Load (minutes)10/215/510/310/3

Battery System
Battery TypeSealed, non-spillable, maintenance free, value regulated lead acid
Typical Recharge Time8 hours to 90% from total discharge
Typical Battery Life3-5 years, depending on discharge cycles and ambient temperature

Internal Battery ModuleBM0076BM0077BM0078
System Voltage24VDC48VDC72VDC

Surge Protection and Filtering
Surge Energy Rating (Joules)140J254J

Battery System
Surge Current Capability6500Amps total
Surge Response time0ns (instantaneous) normal mode; <5ns common mode
Noise Filternormal and common mode EMI/RFI suppression
Audible Noise at 1 m (3 ft.)<55dBA

Operating (max)/Storage Temperature+32 to +104°F (0 to 40°C) / +14 to +122°F (-10 to +50°C)
Operating/Storage Humidity10% to 90% non-condensing
Operating/Storage Elevation 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,000 m) / 0 to 50,000 ft (0 to 15,000 m)


Weight - Net/Shipping28.2/30.6 lb (12.8/13.9 kg)48.1/50.7 lb (21.8/23.0 kg)73.0/76.1 lb (33.1/34.5 kg)
Size - Shipping (L X W X H) mm498 x 260 x 383 mm555 x 266 x 403 mm682 x 304 x 445 mm
Size - Shipping (L X W X H) in19.6 x 10.3 x 15.1 in21.9 x 10.5 x 15.9 in26.9 x 12 x 17.6 in
Size - Net (L X W X H) mm403 x 154 x 258 mm440 x 171 x 288 mm567 x 192 x 320 mm
Size - Net (L X W X H) in15.9 x 6.1 x 10.2 in 17.4 x 6.8 x 11.4 in22.4 x 7.6 x 12.6 in

Regulatory Compliance
Safety and ApprovalscULus (UL1778 5th Edition & CSA 22.2 no. 107.3-14 / R: 2014), FCC Class A, CE certified, RoHS2 (EU Directive 2011/65/EU & 2015/863/EU)
Warranty / Platinum Protection PlanThree-year non-prorated warranty, including batteries / $150,000 (U.S. and Canada only)