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Product Status Discontinued on 1/12/2023


Battery Backup and VFI Operation Protect Critical Loads
The SmartOnline® S3M160KX IGBT UPS supports the continuous availability of your most important loads through all power conditions, providing a compact backup power platform that’s easy to manage and inexpensive to operate. Sophisticated voltage and frequency independent (VFI) operation and advanced IGBT rectifier technology with DSP control deliver reliable output power quality. Providing up to 160kVA of clean, continuous power, this 3-phase UPS system is perfect for critical applications in IT, communications, corporate, commercial, retail, financial, security, transportation, emergency and light industrial environments.
Best-in-Class Footprint for Easy Integration into Your Network Application
This on-line double-conversion UPS system has a very small footprint of just 0.56 square meters. It requires less valuable space in your data center, and you can install the UPS system in spaces that would previously have required expensive retrofitting.
Efficient Operation and Design Reduces Cost of Ownership
This IGBT UPS benefits from highly efficient transformer-free double-conversion technology that delivers operating cost savings. It achieves 94% efficiency in double-conversion mode and up to 98% in ECO mode, reducing your power and cooling costs. A low THDi (<3%) improves generator compatibility. A low THDv (≤2%) and active power factor correction improve output performance. The hardware and firmware platform design reduces the number of unique boards, improving mean time to repair (MTTR) and resulting in reduced downtime. Built-in static and maintenance bypass transfer UPS load to utility power during faults, overloads and maintenance, which also avoids costly system downtime.
External Batteries Supply Reliable Backup with Expandable Runtime Options
The S3M160KX uses external scalable battery cabinets, such as BP480V65 and BP480V100 (sold separately), to provide up to three hours of backup support in case of a power failure. Add the optional TEMPC100200 thermostat kit to enable temperature-compensated charging for optimized battery lifespan. The UPS system automatically restarts after a lengthy power outage.
Intuitive Color Touchscreen Display Delivers Important Performance Information at a Glance
The large (25.4 cm/10 inches) front-panel color interface enables comprehensive local monitoring and control capability. It displays critical operating conditions and diagnostic data, such as phase load levels, available runtime, alarm status, battery charge, and voltage and frequency values. Six LEDs indicate bypass, on-line, inverter, battery and alarm/fault modes.
Network Management Card Offers Remote Monitoring and Control
The optional WEBCARDLX (sold separately) with the latest version of PowerAlert Device Manager firmware (PADM20) provides enhanced remote management capabilities, including customizable dashboard graphs to fit user preferences. The PADM20 upgrade and Tripp Lite’s PowerAlert Element Manager (PAEM) software form a powerful tool for expanding maintenance functions in large installations, including firmware update checks and backup and restoration of device configurations. Auto Probe allows a UPS with switched loads to automatically reboot devices if a network communication failure is detected. This preserves uptime and minimizes the time and expense associated with on-site support.
Parallel Capability Provides Additional Capacity
Connect two S3M160KX units in parallel using separate/shared battery cabinets for increased capacity and fault tolerance (N+1 redundancy).

Package Includes

  • S3M160KX SmartOnline S3MX Series 3-Phase 380/400/415V 160kVA 144kW On-Line Double-Conversion UPS
  • P100200KIT parallel cable kit
  • RS-232 cable
  • Owner’s manual
RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332225443
UPS TypeOn-Line
Input Phase3-Phase
Rated input current (Maximum Load)275A
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported220/380V 3-PH Wye; 230/400V 3-PH Wye; 240/415V 3-PH Wye
Nominal Input Voltage Description3-Phase Wye, 4 wire plus ground (L1, L2, L3, N, G)
UPS Input Connection TypeHardwire
Input Circuit Breakers400A (3 pole)
Power Factor (Input)  .99PF (100% load)
THDi  <3% (100% load)
Output Capacity (VA)160000
Output Capacity (kVA)160
Output Capacity (Watts)144000
Output Capacity (kW)144.00
Output Capacity DetailsSupports up to 100% load continuously in double conversion mode; Supports up to 110% load for 60 minutes, up to to 125% load for 10 minutes, up to 150% load for 1min and greater than 150% for 1 milliseconds before switching to bypass mode; Inverter mode is automatically restored as load levels are reduced to less than 100%; Configuration options support up to 2 S3M160KX systems wired in parallel for increased capacity, or redundancy (N+1) to increase fault-tolerant and redundant operation
Power Factor  0,9
Crest Factor  3:1
Frequency Compatibility50 / 60 Hz; Supports 50 to 60 Hz and 60 to 50 Hz conversion
Frequency Compatibility DetailsAutomatic frequency selection
Output Voltage Regulation (Line Mode)+/- 1%
Output Voltage Regulation (Economy Line Mode)+/-15V of nominal
Output Voltage Regulation (Battery Mode)+/- 1%
Output AC Waveform (AC Mode)Pure Sine wave
Output AC Waveform (Battery Mode)Pure Sine wave
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported220/380V 3-PH Wye; 230/400V 3-PH Wye; 240/415V 3-PH Wye
Output ReceptaclesHardwire
Individually Controllable Load Banks  Yes
Expandable RuntimeYes
External Battery Pack Compatibility  BP480V100;  BP480V100-NIB ; BP480V40;  BP480V40-NIB ; BP480V65
DC System Voltage (VDC)+/- 240
Battery Recharge Rate (Included Batteries)9 hours to 90% (Internal batteries)
Voltage Regulation DescriptionOnline, double-conversion power conditioning maintains output within 1% of the selected nominal voltage in online mode
Front Panel LCD DisplayLarge (25.4cm/10 in) color touchscreen display enables comprehensive local monitoring, diagnostics and control through an advanced, intuitive and user-friendly interface. The display has six sub-screens: HOME, CONTROL, MEASUREMENTS, SETUP, INFORMATION and EVENT. Each of these screens is intuitive and comprehensive providing specifics from input and output phase loads, voltages, frequencies, battery charge status, system operating mode (online, standby, ECO, Battery, fault) status, specific measurement in every operating mode, current and event history of up to 500 events to enable diagnostics and system fault troubleshooting. It is powerful local management tool at your fingertips.
Audible AlarmAlarms warn users of a variety of operational conditions: There are audible alarms for all modes of operation, as well as fault modes. Please refer to the owner’s manual for a full list of audible alarms. Here are a few: Bypass Mode (beeps every 1 min), Battery Mode (beeps every 2 seconds), Low Battery Mode (beeps every 0.5 seconds), UPS Fault Mode (beeps continuously), and UPS alarm (beeps every 1 seconds).
LED Indicators6 LEDs report BYPASS / LINE / INV/ BATTERY / FAULT/ALARM modes
Primary Form FactorTower
Cooling MethodFans
Installation Form Factors Supported with Included AccessoriesTower
Primary UPS Depth (mm)996
Primary UPS Height (mm)1,455
Primary UPS Width (mm)567
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)63.40 x 27.80 x 44.30
Shipping Weight (lbs.)739.70
UPS Housing MaterialSteel
UPS Power Module Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth, mm)1455 x 567 x 995
UPS Power Module Dimensions (hwd, in.)57.3 x 22.32 x 39.20
UPS Power Module Weight (kg)308.99
UPS Power Module Weight (lbs.)681.2
Operating Temperature Range0C to +40C (32-104F)
Storage Temperature Range-15C to 60C (5 to +140F) without battery
Relative Humidity5 to 95%, non-condensing
Operating Elevation< 3280ft (Capacity de-rates by 1% for every 328ft over 3280ft )
Audible Noise<73dBA at 1meter
Network Monitoring Port DescriptionCard accessory slot supports network management interface WEBCARDLX card or a programmable I/O RELAYCARDSV relay card options
Communications CableDB9/RS-232 cable included
Communications InterfaceDB9 Serial; EPO (emergency power off); Slot for SNMP/Web interface
Transfer Time  Zero transfer time Online to Battery, Inverter to Bypass 0ms (Synchronous), and Inverter to ECO mode < 20ms.
Low Voltage Transfer to Battery Power (Setpoint)120V(Ph-N), 208V (Ph-Ph) @ 50% load / 176V (Ph-N), 305V (Ph-Ph) @ 100% load.
High Voltage Transfer to Battery Power (Setpoint)276 (Ph-N), 478V (Ph-Ph) @ 50% or 100% load.
Cold Start (Startup in Battery Mode During a Power Failure)Cold-start operation supported
High Availability UPS Features  Automatic inverter bypass; Manual bypass switch; Auto Probe Monitoring (requires WEBCARDLX); Zero transfer time; On-Line/Double-Conversion
Green Energy-Saving FeaturesHigh efficiency economy mode operation
Grounding DetailsYes
UPS ApplicationsMission Critical Applications
Product CertificationsIEC/EN 62040
Product ComplianceRoHS; CE (Europe); UKCA
Product Warranty Period (U.S. & Canada)2-year limited warranty
3-Phase Warranty StatementTripp Lite 3-Phase UPS Factory Warranty

Questions & Answers


UPS Battery Packs

  Model Number Description
External UPS Battery Pack, 40 100Ah, No Batteries Included - Compatible S3MX-Series 3-Phase UPS System BP480V100-NIB BP480V100-NIB External UPS Battery Pack, 40 100Ah, No Batteries Included - Compatible S3MX-Series 3-Phase UPS System
External UPS Battery Pack, 40 40Ah, No Batteries Included - Compatible S3MX-Series 3-Phase UPS System BP480V40-NIB BP480V40-NIB External UPS Battery Pack, 40 40Ah, No Batteries Included - Compatible S3MX-Series 3-Phase UPS System

Network Interfaces and Sensors

  Model Number Description
Programmable RS-485 Management Accessory Card for Select 3-Phase UPS Systems MODBUSCARDSV MODBUSCARDSV Programmable RS-485 Management Accessory Card for Select 3-Phase UPS Systems
WEBCARDLXE Network Management Card for Select UPS Systems WEBCARDLXE WEBCARDLXE WEBCARDLXE Network Management Card for Select UPS Systems

Environmental Sensors

  Model Number Description
EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module, Temperature E2MT E2MT EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module, Temperature
EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module with Temperature and Digital Outputs E2MTDO E2MTDO EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module with Temperature and Digital Outputs
EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module with Temperature, Humidity and Digital Inputs E2MTHDI E2MTHDI EnviroSense2 (E2) Environmental Sensor Module with Temperature, Humidity and Digital Inputs

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