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PowerChute Software

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PowerChute Software

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/10/2011


Why should I install PowerChute software?

I have an external HD running that performs auto backup every day, in addition to the Microsoft's autobackup feature.

I have a 3 in 1 printer/fax/scanner and a Cisco wireless network router connected to the UPS. I don't see any advantage to running this software too. Any help????
Thanks


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BillP
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Re: PowerChute Software

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/11/2011


the software is for monitoring purposes (UPS status information) and then it also performs a graceful, unattended shutdown on the operating system its installed on and connected to if you connect the USB data cable to the computer.

it is not required if you have no computer you want to gracefully shutdown or if you don't want to monitor the UPS (or maybe it is an LCD model that provides status info).

hope that helps

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BillP
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Re: PowerChute Software

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/11/2011


the software is for monitoring purposes (UPS status information) and then it also performs a graceful, unattended shutdown on the operating system its installed on and connected to if you connect the USB data cable to the computer.

it is not required if you have no computer you want to gracefully shutdown or if you don't want to monitor the UPS (or maybe it is an LCD model that provides status info).

hope that helps