Luminous Zelio 1100i Smart Home UPS Review

Luminous is a prestigious and trustworthy brand that delivers best-in-class UPS, inverter batteries, and other products in the power backup, home electrical, and residential solar sectors.

Zelio 1100i Smart home UPS by Luminous is an innovative UPS that employs cutting-edge technology for providing seamless Bluetooth connectivity through a mobile app. It is endorsed by the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar.

It is an intelligent UPS that is packed with powerful and advanced features that provide enhanced and comfortable power management. It is an intelligent UPS that is packed with powerful and advanced features that provide enhanced and comfortable power management.

We have tested and reviewed this UPS and find it a reliable UPS that empowers you to enjoy uninterrupted and cost-effective electricity availability round the year at your home or small office.

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Features

Pure sine wave output

The first thing that caught our attention is that it is a sine wave inverter that produces pure sine wave output. Thus, it provides highly efficient operations with grid-like power. It provides stable electricity for sensitive appliances.

Processor

This smart UPS features a 32 bit DSP processor that calculates backup and charging time intelligently and optimally charges the batteries based on its adaptive learning capabilities.

Bluetooth connectivity

This UPS is a Bluetooth-enabled device. We checked the Bluetooth connectivity and found that it provides good connectivity with both android and iOS smartphones.

Zelio-i smartphone app

Luminous Zelio 1100i Zelio i smartphone app

This UPS can be controlled through a Zelio mobile App. It is the most defining feature of this UPS. It allows you to monitor the various functions of the UPS wirelessly.

You can see the power-cut stats and battery levels on your smartphone through this app. You can check the input voltage and even toggle the Mains ON/OFF using this app. The Zelio app also gives you notifications and enables you to access iControl features.

iControl Features

This UPS provides iControl features that provide for smart management with high power mode, holiday mode, and optimization functionality.

The high power mode is designed for running heavy appliances such as mixer, hair-dryer, and iron in backup mode for approx 10 minutes. It can run loads up to 125% more than its rated load in high power load.

The holiday mode is meant for preventing your UPS from getting discharged by going into back up mode when you are outside the town for vacation.

You can also optimize your Zelio for backup time and high-performance appliances during power cuts.

MCB protection

It features MCB for providing efficient protection from input mains. Thus, it makes it a safe UPS that protects all your appliances during short circuit in connected load in mains mode.

Battery

It supports 12 volts of a single battery and it is compatible with a wide range of batteries including Flat Plate, Tubular & VRLA (SMF) batteries. Battery backup depends on the load connected.

Zelio gives the best results with the luminous batteries.

Bypass Switch

It comes with a handy bypass switch that bypasses the UPS when there is any fault with the UPS and keeps supplying the output from the mains without making any changes in wiring.

ECO and UPS modes

This UPS features two running modes including ECO and UPS modes.

Running the UPS in UPS Mode involves keeping the output voltage range between 180V to 260V which ensures the protection of sensitive appliances such as laptops, stereos, computers, etc.

While Eco mode involves running the UPS with an extended voltage which results in reduced battery consumption.

LCD display

Luminous Zelio 1100i LCD display

It features a smart LCD display that indicates the status of backup and charging time. It also displays the status of Mains On, battery water level, system fault, and running mode (Eco/UPS Mode).

Power On/OFF Switch

It comes with a power ON/OFF switch that can be easily pressed for easy on/off switching.

Capacity

It offers a VA rating of 900 VA and a rated power of 720 watts. This is an ideal VA rating for a home UPS.

Warranty

It provides 24 months of warranty from the date of purchase. If you purchase a luminous battery with it, you will get a separate warranty for battery.

Best Suited for Whom

Pros

Cons

The bypass switch is not automatic and you need to manually press it once the UPS gets faulty. It does not run big appliances and does not charge batteries during low voltage conditions.

Conclusion

In our research, we found the Zelio 1100i to be a reliable and intelligent home UPS that is packed with numerous robust features such as Mobile App Control, iControl, MCB protection, the bypass switch, LCD display, Bluetooth connectivity, and convenient battery maintenance.

Zelio 1100i essentially fulfills the requirement of a perfect and safe home UPS. We recommend it for comfortable and stable power availability during long power-cut periods up to 10 hours.