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Output Power Capacity
Output Power Capacity is the amount of Watts or VA that the UPS can supply at a steady state indefinitely. The unit can put out more power at time of need, i.e. supply more energy to start a computer, but then return to steady state.
Max Configurable Power
Max Configurable Power is the maximum amount of power the unit can supply for a short period of time, i.e. the amount of power the unit can supply to start a computer.