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apcupsd runs ups's. It's rather simple:

DOWNLOAD & INSTALL

Downloading and installation isn't hard

RUN APCUPSD

Running apcupsd isn't hard:

  • -click START > PROGRAMS > APCUPSD > START-APCUPSD

This will shut your computer down when the battery is nearing end of power.

TEST BATTERY WITH APCUPSD

One of my favorite parts is that apcupsd has some options to test a battery and set some battery options. Here's how:

  • -first, stop apcupsd by: click START > PROGRAMS > APCUPSD > STOP-APCUPSD
  • -you may have to stop the APCUPSD service: click START > RUN > SERVICES.MSC. Find APCUPSD in the list. Click STOP.
  • -CMD (as admin)
  • -cd to: C:\apcupsd\bin
  • -type apcaccess.exe to see stats
  • -type apctest.exe to test/configure battery

PERFORM CALIBRATION

Most of the trouble comes from performing calibration to the unit. This can be done in 2 different ways:

  • -with APCTEST.
  • -with a manual calibration.

A manual calibration is basically, to put at least a 30% load on the unit. Unplug the unit and let it drain to zero. Plug the unit back in.

NOTES:

-you cannot run apctest.exe with apcupsd running.
-click here for manual calibration docs as it gets into more detail than I care to display: http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.html#manual-runtime-calibration

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