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Topic # 239675 29-Jul-2018 15:12
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I things in my home office which I would like to have kept on during wee power outages.

 

So thats actually 2 PC's, 2 monitors, 1 ethernet switch, and one phone.

 

But I really only have space for 1 UPS.

 

Are there UPS's which can shutdown 2 computers nicely if the outage goes on too long?





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  Reply # 2064602 29-Jul-2018 15:14
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APC 1500 should do the trick. Keep an eye on trademe and grab a new battery. If you add the network card you should be able to get network shut down working




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  Reply # 2064603 29-Jul-2018 15:18
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I did have a look at APC Smart-UPS 1500, but I couldnt work out what the difference was between the C-series and the other one.

 

Apart from price, which actually wasnt much.

 

SMC1500I and SMT1500I

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2064605 29-Jul-2018 15:31
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Are there any that have 2 USB ports for managing 2 computers?

 

Plus also would like to be able to turn off the beeping.

 

The office is next to the bedroom and I dont care if the power goes out during the night.

 

I do not want to know.





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  Reply # 2064607 29-Jul-2018 15:34
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Best option is management via Ethernet, not USB.

 

 




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  Reply # 2064609 29-Jul-2018 15:46
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@sbiddle aha! now I see the difference between those 2 models, the T has a slot for a network card and the C does not.





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  Reply # 2064616 29-Jul-2018 16:11
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I don't use a UPS but I remember being in Orlando Florida & seeing many APC delivery/service trucks around the city & Disney area.  They have daily thunderstorms all through the summer & I guess a UPS would be vital.




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  Reply # 2064617 29-Jul-2018 16:14
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@sbiddle I just checked out APC network software, it says it is only for Windows Server.

 

Do you know if it works on Win10Pro?





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  Reply # 2064696 29-Jul-2018 20:35
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I run this as a VM to control my ESXI

 

http://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/PowerChute-Network-Shutdown-v4-2-for-Virtualization/P-SFPCNS42-V

 

 

And yes I'm sure can turn off the beeping somewhere in the settings.

 

 

If you buy a network card make sure you do a firmware update the ones on trademe are super old and new firmware has much nicer GUI.

 

 

I paid $35 I think for one AP9631 that had a temp probe, but I also paid $70 for one without. Some clown is trying to sell them for $600+, set up a saved search and wait or check ebay...




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