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Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

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Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/10/2009


Can *2* XS 1000 Back-Up units be monitored by one PC at the same time? If so what is the method to do this? Is there different software to see both units plugged in at the same time or do you have to plug in only one data cable at a time to monitor the units? ( to clarify - the power from the back up units is going to different pieces of equipment) Thank you for your assistance.


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Re: Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 7/10/2009


Hello Ralph, thank you for using the APC Forums.

xxoxx wrote:
Can *2* XS 1000 Back-Up units be monitored by one PC at the same time?
It is not possible for you to do this on this on our Back-UPS product line.
xxoxx wrote:
Is there different software to see both units plugged in at the same time or do you have to plug in only one data cable at a time to monitor the units?
There is a solution to do this but you will need a different UPS, you may want to consider our Smart-UPS product line. These kind of UPS can be monitored on a single computer or management interface. An additional hardware might be needed depending on your application, these are network management cards or interface expanders. When it comes to software, you can either use PowerChute Network Shutdown or PowerChute Business Edition.

To learn more about the products that I mentioned please feel free to visit the links below:
- [APC Smart-UPS|http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=13&subid=51]
- [Network Management Cards|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=98]
- [PowerChute Business Edition|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=125]
- [PowerChute Network Shutdown|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=127]

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Re: Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/10/2009


Thank you all that is unfortunately the answer I thought it would be.
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Re: Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/10/2009


no, unfortunately this line of UPSs/software does not support this ability. for any Back UPS, only one UPS can be monitored per installation of powerchute personal edition. larger UPSs in the network and server class allow for this ability with added accessories.

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Re: Data link for 2 Back-Up XS 1000 APC units into 1 PC running Windows XP

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 7/10/2009


Hello Ralph, thank you for using the APC Forums.

xxoxx wrote:
Can *2* XS 1000 Back-Up units be monitored by one PC at the same time?
It is not possible for you to do this on this on our Back-UPS product line.
xxoxx wrote:
Is there different software to see both units plugged in at the same time or do you have to plug in only one data cable at a time to monitor the units?
There is a solution to do this but you will need a different UPS, you may want to consider our Smart-UPS product line. These kind of UPS can be monitored on a single computer or management interface. An additional hardware might be needed depending on your application, these are network management cards or interface expanders. When it comes to software, you can either use PowerChute Network Shutdown or PowerChute Business Edition.

To learn more about the products that I mentioned please feel free to visit the links below:
- [APC Smart-UPS|http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=13&subid=51]
- [Network Management Cards|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=98]
- [PowerChute Business Edition|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=125]
- [PowerChute Network Shutdown|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=127]