[time-nuts] Power Monitoring

Dennis Tillman dennis at ridesoft.com
Fri Apr 18 22:11:09 EDT 2008

Don't forget that the cable from the DB-9 connector on the back of the APC
UPS to the DB-9 Serial Input on the back of your PC is NOT 1-1. For reasons
I have never understood the APC UPS requires a proprietary cable that came
with the UPS. Even worse, it looks identical to a plain old DB-9 to DB-9
serial cable except for the label on it.


-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Matthew Smith
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:24 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Power Monitoring

Quoth Kit Scally at 2008-04-18 11:37...
> Ah-ha.  Now here's the rub!
> I've got 2 such APC Smart UPS - but I cannot find, beg, borrow or steal
> a copy of the PowerChute software from anywhere.
> Does anyone have a copy lurking unwanted & unloved in their 3.5" floppy
> cabinet ?

Try here: <http://www.apcc.com/tools/download/>  (I just Googled for 
'Powerchute download'.)

I've got a 1.4kVA APC Smart UPS here - got it with new batteries on eBay 
for about $300 AUD plus freight and quite delighted.  (I don't have 
Windows software for it as I run Linux on the attached server and use 

Matthew Smith

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