Mecer 2000VU Line Interactive UPS
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Mecer 2000VU OFF-LINE UPS (Monitoring Software & Built-in Surge Protection) - Black
AC Voltage Regulation(Batt. Mode): ±10%
Frequency Range (Batt.Mode): 50Hz or 60Hz ± 1 Hz
Transfer Time: Typical 2-6 ms, 10 ms max.
Waveform (Batt. Mode): Simulated Sine Wave
Battery Mode: Sounding every 10 seconds
Low Battery: Sounding every second
Overload: Sounding every 0.5 second
Fault: Continuously sounding
1x UPS Unit
2x Male to Female Extension Power Cord IEC C13-C14 Serial (From UPS to PC)
1x USB cable (From UPS to PC)
NO Dedicated Power cord with kettle plug (sold separately)
Dimensions: 397 x 146 x205
A UPS is not designed to provide continuous power, merely a window period that allows a computer or other user to finalise the work at hand and shut down. It's ability to do this is dependent on the number of devices connected to the UPS.
To establish what you can and cannot connect, calculate the total wattage you need to supply and ensure that the UPS you purchase meets that requirement.
DV, South Africa. 2 November 2016
Saved my equipment on veriuos times.
Guy, South Africa. 13 August 2015
Sincd buying this big boy I havent had a single power problem. Lights have flickered and other machines dropped power but this guy just powers through. Robust design plenty of connection points well worth the investment.
Neil, South Africa. 21 September 2015
Stay away! Wiring fault on this UPS fried both my monitors and display port on my GFX card.
Takealot tested and gave me a credit for the faulty unit
Connie, South Africa. 1 July 2015
very happy with this product, it work 100% during loadshed to keep up our security cameras end internet modem. The beep beep is just a bit to much, don't know how to set it on silent thou. do anybody know how to do that please.
Kevin, South Africa. 22 April 2015
Great product has helped me through a couple of situations in week since I've had it. Thank you for a great online shopping experience and being the cheapest by far.
Manoj, South Africa. 24 May 2015
Great product; does exactly what it's supposed to do. I get 1h45 powering my 42" LED TV and media player.
Couldn't find the technical specs anywhere - but I can confirm it comes with 2 3-pin wall-socket plugs.
It beeps every 10s when power is disconnected. Beeping isn't too loud and can be turned off with bundled software - but UPS doesn't remember the setting if it's power runs all the way down - pity.
You'll want to get a kettle lead to connect the UPS to the wall socket. It doesn't come with one (but hopefully you have a couple of these laying around the house).
Chris, South Africa. 14 February 2015
Dont want to miss the second half of the football or rugby with loadshedding.
This will run a 60" tv , dstv explora and remote blaster for 45min.
Quentin, South Africa. 2 February 2016
had some issues finding the correct software that works on win 10 to shut down the beeps. other than that it is an great product.
would have been 5 stars it plug and play on PC and seen as extra battery.
Jacobus, South Africa. 20 April 2015
By far the best UPS on the market today.
I use mine to power my 900Watt PC;2 LED screens; speakers; cordless telephone; router; switch; internet; WD MyCloud backup and charge my Cellphone and tablet from time to time as well.
With my PC I get about 30 - 40 min but if I put my PC on standby then the rest lasts 3 hours easily.
Has 3 led lights showing battery status (doesn't show when charging, only when eskom power is out)
Warning beep is not too loud to be annoying
Warning beep can be disabled through bundled software - If you want to use it for TV or whatever
Bundled software doesn't need serial (that is usually the first thing that I lose or misplace or damage if its a sticker on the UPS)
2 Year warranty
Cheaper than competition with more features and better warranty. Anyone not buying this is a moron.
When I start PC from standby after power has been restored then the software still tells it to shutdown.
Haven't found a way to fix it in software but haven't really looked that hard, its easier to just pull the USB cable out.
The fans make a bit of noise when it takes over from eskom, but its not too bad.
Marius, South Africa. 2 October 2015
Performance exceeded my expectations! On an approximate 60% load, it lasts almost 40min before the "battery flat" alarm starts going off - and then I still have time to shut down my PC before the battery drains completely.
Extremely happy with this unit - will only replace it with a bigger capacity unit (of the same kind) if the need should arise in the future.
Mark, South Africa. 27 May 2015
I run my 32 inch Samsung Smart LED TV and a 1131 decoder on it for 2 hours.
If I set the TV to medium energy saving mode , I get 2 and a half hours plus.
The alarm which goes off every 10 seconds can be disabled with the provided software.
I recommend this product ,it nice and compact too
Kerwyn, South Africa. 20 September 2016
At the time of this review, I've been using this UPS for a about a week and so far it's been a pleasure. I'm running my Desktop pc (which has a 550W power supply) and monitor through it and it doesn't even flinch when the power trips. Very easy setup too. I still haven't tested how long it will run my system for when the power is cut though, but my pc barely places any load on it during everyday tasks, it may take a bit of a punch if my GPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 6gb, kicks in, but otherwise it is more than sufficient
Alvar, South Africa. 11 May 2015
Very easy to set-up and run. This is the most critical piece of equipment to protect from surge spikes and sudden (load shedding) power failures.
running my PC and Alarm system (with 8 night vision cameras)from it. If I switch of the monitor on the alarm, it has enough power to see through a 2,5h outage.
Albertus, South Africa. 11 March 2015
What is nice about this ups is that it has 2 normal household plugs in addition to two computer plugs. The alarm is also not too loud, can sleep through it.
walter, South Africa. 27 May 2015
Good looking compact and easy controls , Flawless switchover to standby power . I watch satellite TV for an hour and it's not empty yet .The extra 2x 3pin connectivity is an added bonus . I even put a light on it for the whole power outage .
Tiaan, South Africa. 20 May 2015
Awesome Awesome product. Sitting and typing this review in Load Shedding. Unit has been running for over an hour and battery level still more than half level showing me that it will more than last the 2 hour load shedding schedule. I'm Running a iMac as well as Router and cloud HDD server on it. Will recommend this product as well as buy another for the TV and DSTV to run that also through load shedding
Cameron, South Africa. 2 September 2015
No Windows 10 support.
Andrew, South Africa. 5 May 2015
Worked well for its first 2 hour Eskom outage. Load was about 12% with 40" LED TV and decoder. Alarm is irritating but can be switched off with supplied software.
Shannon, South Africa. 20 July 2015
Best value for money! Runs my 40" TV and LED lights for 3hours. I highly recommened this UPS.
Hennie, South Africa. 24 February 2015
The 1200W UPS is performing well. Very satisfied with the power failure transition. Battery capacity of 12V x 18Ah is possibly a bit low to use the UPS also as a 2,5h load-shedding backup. 27Ah would have done the trick. Excellent value for money !
Ian, South Africa. 14 December 2015
Very useful buy, saved my TV and sound system from lightning strike.
Kirk, South Africa. 9 July 2015
It works. I dont have a cd rom drive to load the software and I couldnt find any help ful info on mecer site. So if someone can post where i can download the ups software that would be great.
Lehumo, South Africa. 7 December 2016
As a backup power supply it works fine, but there's a problem with the power monitoring software, it keeps loosing connection so I can't monitor battery power.
Kevin, South Africa. 4 May 2015
I have a Roland Versacamm large format printer on this UPS and it keeps it powered up (on standby and head cleaning cycles) through an entire load shedding cycle with no problems. Great product.
ali, South Africa. 28 June 2015
Keeps TV and explorer going for about 2 hours. (When TV is in high power save)
Ashraf , South Africa. 15 May 2015
Running my Hisense 40 led and HD PVR.Ran for 1h30mins until it shut down.although it was after the first charge.You can turn the sound of easily but you have to constantly turn it off as it does not retain memory.Although it is an excellent product I have already purchased my 2nd one.
Kyle, South Africa. 21 June 2015
Does what it needs to do. looks after the important things
Coenie, South Africa. 30 May 2015
Keeps my Internet up during loadshedding, and powers one or two other essentials. Happy with it thus far.
Anthony (Tony), South Africa. 6 May 2015
The unit I purchased a few days ago is great - kept my Desktop PC + 23-inch LED Monitor & peripherals going during a 45-minute power outage, but my old unit failed after only 15 minutes, cutting-off my cloud drive & router. Internet connectivity via a 3G router for a PC is simply too unstable. I've ordered a second unit from TakeAlot so that I can split the connections to extend the capacity. This unit has 2 x 15amp plug points as well, so it's a extremely convenient - could plug-in a desktop lamp. The 2-year warranty is an added bonus.
Johann, South Africa. 20 April 2016
We use a lot of these UPS's at work. Very good value for money. Can keep a PC running for more than 4 hours.
Heidi, South Africa. 30 November 2016
Fantastic. Worth the money. I plug in 2 PC's and 2 Internet rooters.
Meera, South Africa. 18 March 2015
Simon, South Africa. 9 May 2015
Does what it says on the box. Have no complaints.
Gillian, South Africa. 20 May 2015
Lasted for the full 2 hours of load shedding. Can't seem to get the software to work though - have installed it on our Mac yet it doesn't see the UPS.
Craig, South Africa. 29 April 2015
Ubuntu(14.04) and NUT(Network UPS Tool) compatible
Graham, South Africa. 7 May 2015
Great product. Unfortunately I have to use it multiple times a week but it hasn't let me down yet.
Mike, South Africa. 24 June 2015
Great product, I have 3 of them, use one to watch TV during load shedding, have to put the TV on eco mode tho. Software is useful to turn off the annoying beep, however it resets if the UPS is switched off/on again. Also use one to run my router & switches, so have internet during load shedding, all in all a great product, does what it says. For the price it's a good buy.
Johan, South Africa. 9 March 2015
Great delivery. UPS work as expected. The alarm can be managed/disable with the software that ships with the device.
Renier, South Africa. 21 April 2016
I've bought 4 over the last year and all still works 100%. Only complaint is the "beep" sound that you can switch off with the supplied software but the UPS forgets the setting everytime it shuts off. Other that that, no issues.
Anwa, South Africa. 27 May 2015
Deployed within minutes out of the box. No issues here. Supports wi-fi router (alone) for longer than any outage we've had. Was able to power a full workstation (router, PC, dual monitors) for 55 minutes.
Marlon, South Africa. 16 February 2015
I bought 2 of these and they do appear to be a decent buy.
Similarly priced as other units on this site but comes with a 2yr warranty compared to the others' 1 year.
I can run my 40" LCD TV, amplifier, 2x DSTV decoders for about 1 hour off the 1 unit. Admittedly I was expecting a little of a longer running time.
My 2nd unit runs my wireless dish, access point and switch for at least 2 hours.
I can't seem to disable the every-10-second warning beep.
Ru, South Africa. 26 April 2016
Good product, value for its price. Easily runs my 650 watt gaming rig, plus gaming screen and a few chargers, only bad thing I have to say is that the auto pc shutdown software it comes with isnt great, but you arent forced to use that feature. also has ports for ethernet cable to run through for surge protection so thats a plus.
Muhammad, South Africa. 4 August 2015
Amazing product Runs my 55" smart tv, modem,cordless phone, and my ps4 for an hour
Marius, South Africa. 14 April 2015
Has two 15amp RSA plugs at back wich makes it plug and play - very nice! Keeps my WD NAS EX2 and router running for about an hour. Connected via USB to NAS which displays available power %. Auto shutdown when battery started running out. Am considering second unit.
Suvel, South Africa. 23 November 2016
Excellent- it does what it suppose to do
Ruan, South Africa. 16 July 2015
Very satisfied with this product! Running Computer, tv(28"), modem + Ps4 and Monitor(21'5")
Leslie, South Africa. 21 February 2015
SO FAR IM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS UPS BUT HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT WORK PROPERLY AS WE HAVENT HAD LOAD SHEDDING SINCE I RECEIVED IT. PRICE IS GREAT COMPARED TO OTHER PRODUCTS I HAVE CHECKED ONLINE.
Justin, South Africa. 16 April 2015
Excellent product @ a decent price. Like previous reviews, runs a couple of techie stuff. Alarm can be disabled thru software provided..
Dan, South Africa. 11 June 2015
This is the most disappointing purchase I have ever made. Firstly, It only runs my TV and LCD TV (and DSTV untit) for 15 - 20 minutes at the most. I really expected more from a 2KVA unit.
Secondly, the CD does not run on my Windows 8.1 laptop, and I am unable to find the software to download. (The software is NB as it seems it's the only way to disable the infernal beeping). Very unhappy.
Basil, South Africa. 17 February 2015
Power cable not included!??
Otherwise it does what it's supposed to. Powers my 32" LCD, DSTV and media centre for more than an hour during load shedding. Alarm is a bit annoying but nothing you can do about that.
devan, South Africa. 27 April 2015
perfect service, ideal product for running wifi for 8 hours, and running automatic garage motor
Wayne, South Africa. 5 May 2015
Item seems to work under controlled load shedding but have not received any load shedding since I purchased 2 of these.
Mike, South Africa. 13 March 2015
Really great price and UPS. Just needs to come supplied with a power cord really..
Davin, South Africa. 16 October 2015
Nice device to have during load shedding. I run my tv and dstv during load shedding. The manufacturer needs to have a button where you can switch off the beep while the battery is discharging and powering your supplies. It is a bit of a mission to get into the program to switch the alarm off. UPS comes with two kettle plugs, so you need to buy your own 3 prong to power the unit.
Anton, South Africa. 5 May 2015
This unit is the best thing since razor blades. Great product.
Pieter, South Africa. 19 April 2016
The unit is used to manage PVR decoder and TV. If possible, the UPS must come out without the warning beep - should customer desire it, use software to activate warning. Alternatively, the provider should give you a choice at time of purchase whether a warning beep is required, with the option of revising your original choice with software provided.
Nadine, South Africa. 28 November 2016
Could have been notified that the AC cable is sold separately.
Desmond, South Africa. 9 February 2017
Value for money.
Guy, South Africa. 26 June 2015
The unit is great but the monitoring software is shown as incompatible after loading.
wilhelm, South Africa. 25 July 2015
I purchased the unit through a local supplier. Just wanted to write the review for everyone complaining about the beep:
Turn the beep off:
Open up the management software (website) -> control -> type in the password "administrator" -> next to alarm click turn off.
This will suppress the alarm until the unit is turned off or runs out of power.
Andre, South Africa. 16 April 2016
I'm very happy. I use this as a backup to keep my lights on during load shedding, having lights on during load shedding makes it much more bearable. All my neighbors in the complex are jealous when my house is the only one with lights on, definitely worth it! During a normal load shedding cycle this unit doesn't even come close to running out when you are using LED or energy saver lamps.
Ryno, Kaapstad, South Africa. 31 July 2015
Not what I expected but so much better. This ups have two 9ah batteries and is much bigger than expected. The standard plug sockets are the best. Bought for a 43in 3d plasma and explora. So glad I bought it for this very reasonable price plus 1 day delivery.????
Wim, South Africa. 23 June 2015
Marion..........open the box, stick abit of Prestic onto the beeper and the noise is almost gone
Johannes, South Africa. 11 July 2015
I have already bought 3 and am very satisfied with this UPS, does everything I need from a UPS and the price is great. Also the speed of the delivery from Takealot was fantastic, payed for it the evening before and deliverd the next day.
Denis, South Africa. 5 January 2017
So far so good.
We have only been using the unit for a week now so difficult to give a full review. The software that comes with the unit is very good and makes it an intelligent system with battery checking and auto shutdown so that is a plus. Easy to install and very quiet running.