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10.3: Take advantage of built-in UPS functionality
Authored by: Big Daddy Cool on Feb 10, '04 11:12:01AM

Isn't that menu item for laptops?
Why would you think it was for a UPS?



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Seems to work with Belkin UPS
Authored by: conceptDawg on Feb 10, '04 11:23:51AM

I have a Belkin UPS and this seems to work just fine. When you open the Energy Saver System Pref the "Settings for:" drop-down lists a UPS there. You can, via these controls, control when the system safely shuts down in times of power-failure.

I hit the test button on my UPS and the battery level indicator in the menu bar dropped down and it then allowed me to see how long my desktop would run with the UPS. Nice. Simple. Seamless.



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Seems to work with Belkin UPS
Authored by: godfatherK on Feb 10, '04 06:08:48PM

Which Belkin UPS model do you use?



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Seems to work with Belkin UPS
Authored by: dmlounsbury on Jun 13, '04 03:01:17PM

I just bought a Belkin F6C800 800VA UPS, which was on sale at CompUSA for $50 after rebate. I plugged in the USB cable, and the Energy Saver preferences (10.3.4) panel grew a UPS settings popup. In addition to the usual Sleep settings, there were new options for auto-shutdown on the UPS.

This is without installing any additional software.



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Seems to work with Belkin UPS
Authored by: derekhed on Jun 13, '04 07:56:14PM

That button on the front of mine wasn't the 'test' button. :-(

LOL!



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10.3: Take advantage of built-in UPS functionality
Authored by: ducasi on Feb 11, '04 03:56:44AM

Why would I think it was for a UPS?

Because, I noticed UPS graphics inside it. Because I noticed drivers for USB UPSes, and put two and two together.

Because it works?



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