"Only 15 minutes after I installed an MN 325, I suffered a total power failure and the unit worked as advertised. Talk about timing! I haven't had any other power failures since, but I know that if I do I'll be protected."
- L. Neidow - Kentwood,
Minuteman’s Encompass Series delivers the
comprehensive protection only offered by a true
online UPS. By totally regenerating the incoming
AC signal through double conversion technology,
an online UPS provides an impenetrable “electrical
firewall,” providing the most fail-safe power protection
Designed to protect the most critical equipment
used in data centers, voice and data communications,
security systems, and light industrial applications,
the Encompass Series is SNMP-capable (card
optional) and allows full device management using
Minuteman’s SentryHD power monitoring and control
The Encompass product line is a value-priced online
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
All-new LCD Status Display
Take the guesswork out of UPS & power status monitoring with the Encompass's new LCD status display.
Energy Star Certified
All Encompass models meet Energy Star standards for energy efficiency.
Enjoy reduced energy costs and lower overall environmental impact with Encompass.
Encompass Product Tour Video
LCD Status Display - front panel LCD screen shows the following:
Input / Output voltage & frequency
UPS and battery mode / status
Estimated runtime based on connected load
Standard features offered on the Encompass Series:
True online, double-conversion technology
Compact case design, (only 2U for all models), for high density rack installations
Flexible installation format: Rack/Tower
Rackmount ears come attached to UPS
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 and Energy Star compliant)
$150,000 Platinum Protection Guarantee
LCD Status Panel
The Encompass's front panel display provides a range of information to users, including:
The ON button is to turn the UPS on. Pressing the ON button during the
Battery mode will silence the alarm.
The OFF button is to turn the UPS off.
The Utility Power (Green) LED illuminates when Utility Power is present
and extinguishes during the Battery mode.
The Load Bank 1 (Green) LED is illuminated when the Load Bank is on.
The Load Bank 2 (Green) LED is illuminated when the Load Bank is on.
The Bypass Active (Yellow) LED illuminates when the UPS is in the Bypass
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.
The LCD displays the status of the UPS.
Pressing the Enter button saves the changes made to the UPS settings.
Pressing the Page Up button goes to the previous page or will change the
Pressing the Page Down button goes to the next page.
Pressing the Function button and then the Page Up button will initiate a 10-
second battery test.
The LCD panel is designed so that it can be oriented vertically or horizontally depending on the installation orientation of the UPS.
Encompass back view of model
EC2000RT2U Rear View (click to enlarge)
EC3000RT2U Rear View (click to enlarge)
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.
All units in the Encompass 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 Endeavor 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-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.
Simultaneous RS-232, USB and Ethernet communications: The Encompass 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 UPS can provide detailed monitoring and management to many various environments.
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.
Energy Star Certified
All models of the Encompass meet Energy Star's energy efficiency standards, ensuring efficient use of utility power and energy cost savings for users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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