Encompass LCD® On-line Uninterruptible Power Supply

True on-line sine wave tower UPSs with LCD Display and extended runtime capability for sensitive electronic equipment and critical servers, network devices, and phone systems

The Minuteman Encompass LCD Series UPS offers on-line, double-conversion, true sine wave output and versatile configuration options for a full range of applications.

Telephone Systems
Security Systems
  1. Overview
  2. Product Tour Video
  3. Features
  4. Models
  5. Accessories
  6. Software
  7. Specifications
Encompass LCD Overview

Backup versatility: redefined

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

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 product line is a value-priced on-line UPS solution that provides an outstanding set of features, true sinewave output, a three-year warranty (including batteries), and is designed to meet the reliability expectations of even the most demanding critical applications.

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All-new LCD Status Display
Take the guesswork out of UPS & power status monitoring with the Encompass's new LCD status display.

1. ON and Alarm Silence Button
2. OFF Button
3. Utility Power LED
4. More details...
Encompass Status Display

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Encompass Product Tour Video


Upgraded features:

  • LCD Status Display - front panel LCD screen shows the following:
    • Input / Output voltage & frequency
    • UPS and battery mode / status
    • Load capacity
    • Estimated runtime based on connected load

  • EC1000RT2U

    Standard features offered on the Encompass LCD Series:

    • 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

    LCD Status Panel

    The Encompass's front panel display provides a range of information to users, including:

    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.

    Encompass LCD back view of model

    EC1000LCD Rear View (click to enlarge)

    EC1500LCD Rear View (click to enlarge)

    EC2000LCD Rear View (click to enlarge)

    EC3000LCD Rear View (click to enlarge)

    Electrical Characteristics

    Output Power Factor All Encompass 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’s load shedding function. Each model in the Encompass UPS comes with two independently-wired receptacle segments. Through the use of Minuteman’s SentryHD software or communication with the UPS through an optional SNMP card, 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 SNMP card communications: The Encompass UPS provides users with the ability to communicate with the UPS simultaneously through three separate protocols: RS-232, USB and SNMP card. 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 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 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 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

    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.


Spec Sheets for Encompass UPS Systems

Tower models

Additional resources

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 virtual 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 of a connected PC or server

Extended Warranty Plans

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.

SentryHD Power Manager

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-2321, 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.

SentryHD Capabilities

  • Monitor, manage, and safely shutdown Minuteman UPSs via USB or RS-232
  • Simultaneous USB and RS-232 communications for added flexbility
  • Sends notifications of power events via email, SMS
  • Schedule shutdown and startup of equipment to save energy
  • Batch Configuration capable, saving valuable setup time
  • 32 & 64-bit operating system support
  • User-programmable alarm levels - customize warnings
  • Supports UPS load-shedding to extend runtime for critical components

1Connection method varies by product line; see specifications tab for specific details about this model.

View complete specifications table in the Encompass LCD brochure (PDF)

Maximum Power Capacity (VA/Watts) 1000/900 1500/1350 2000/1800 3000/2700
Topology On-line Uninterruptible Power Supply
Power Factor 0.9
Battery and Surge Protected Receptacles [6]5-15R (controllable) [8] 5-15/20R (controllable) [8] 5-15/20R (controllable) &
[1] L5-30R (always on)
Input Connection (with 10 ft power cord) 5-15P 5-20P L5-30P
Mounting/Installation Tower
Nominal Voltage 120VAC
Voltage Range 0-160VAC
Frequency Range 50/60Hz ±6Hz Auto-sensing
Power Factor Correction ≥99% at full load
Output Non-battery Operation
Voltage /Frequency Range Nominal ±2% / 60Hz: 54-66Hz or 50Hz: 44-56Hz
Wave Form True sine wave
Efficiency (Line Mode) >89% (full load)
Output Battery Operation
Nominal Voltage 120VAC, User selectable: 110VAC, 127VAC
Voltage Regulation Nominal ±2% until low battery warning
Frequency 50/60Hz ±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 Time 0ms Typical
Runtime: Half Load/Full Load (minutes) 10/2 15/5 10/3 10/3
Battery System
Battery Type Sealed, non-spillable, maintenance free, value regulated lead acid
Typical Recharge Time 8 hours to 90% from total discharge
Typical Battery Life 3-5 years, depending on discharge cycles and ambient temperature
System Voltage 24VDC 48VDC 72VDC
Internal Battery Module BM0076 BM0077 BM0078
Surge Protection and Filtering
Surge Energy Rating (Joules) 140J 254J
Surge Current Capability 6500Amps total
Surge Response time 0ns (instantaneous) normal mode; <5ns common mode
Noise Filter normal and common mode EMI/RFI suppression
Audible Noise at 1 m
(3 ft.)
Operating (max)/Storage Temperature +32 to +104°F (0 to 40°C) / +14 to +122°F (-10 to +50°C)
Operating/Storage Humidity 10% 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)
Size - Net (L X W X H) in 15.9 x 6.1 x 10.2 in 17.4 x 6.8 x 11.4 in 22.4 x 7.6 x 12.6 in
Size - Net (L X W X H) mm 403 x 154 x 258 mm 440 x 171 x 288 mm 567 x 192 x 320 mm
Size - Shipping (L X W X H) in 19.6 x 10.3 x 15.1 in 21.9 x 10.5 x 15.9 in 26.9 x 12 x 17.6 in
Size - Shipping (L X W X H) mm 498 x 260 x 383 mm 555 x 266 x 403 mm 682 x 304 x 445 mm
Weight - Net/Shipping 28.2/30.6 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)
Regulatory Compliance
Safety and Approvals cULus (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 Plan Three-year non-prorated warranty, including batteries / $150,000 (U.S. and Canada only)

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