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10.3: Take advantage of built-in UPS functionality
Authored by: abug1 on Jun 06, '05 02:28:19PM

Hi Folks:
My Mac G4 just failed the "pull the plug" test! I have a single-processor G4 (two G4's actually, one with an LCD and one a conventional 17" display). Each G4 is on its own ES 500 APC UPS power supply.

What else can I tell you? I'm running Panther 10.3.9. I installed PowerChute. It seemed to install just fine, and is controlled from the energy saver item in the System Preferences. But when I pull the plug on the APC ... well the APC stays on (how lovely for it), but the CPU and monitor immediately go dead. Help! My UPS battery registers 100% - surely that model has enough juice to last long enough to shut down a little old
G4.

Help!?

ABug



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10.3: Take advantage of built-in UPS functionality
Authored by: derekhed on Jun 06, '05 02:50:25PM

Many UPSs have a row of outlets that are not actually connected to the battery, but only provide electrical spike protection, surge protection if you will. Take a close look at the instructions that came with your UPS and if you still have problems, open up a new topic in the forums and someone can help you there.



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10.3: Take advantage of built-in UPS functionality
Authored by: abug1 on Jun 06, '05 04:38:24PM

Ah, you are a genius. That was it. The unit is not clearly marked (unless you know you are looking for one battery backup, and 5 surge
protection ports). The one I was plugged into looked a lot like the former, but was the latter. Thanks!!!!!



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