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macOS PowerChute

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macOS PowerChute

Trying to find a solution for PowerChute on macOS. We have a 10,000 k double step down transformer UPS that's power many servers including some macOS servers. Because of that, it's not possible to connect the single USB port on the UPS to all the devices, let alone all the macOS devices.


It seems like PowerChute for macOS has been discontinued. I hope APC has a new solution in the works, because  Lack of support may influence future purchasing decisions.


For anyone trying to find alertives:


apcupsd only has USB support.

if you have a synology, or another device you use as a bridge, then UPS Power Monitor, or network ups tools might be an option. But that also creates an adidional layer of complexity, and another single point of failure.


FYI, Equinux APC Tracker is no longer avalable. 

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Re: macOS PowerChute



Is your UPS a Smart-UPS? If so and there is a network card installed in the UPS you should look at apcupsd. With apcupsd you can communicate with the UPS over the network. 


UPStype would be 

PCNET is an alternative for SNMP available on APC's AP9617 family of smart slot modules. The
protocol is much simpler and potentially more secure than SNMP.


NOTE: I have seen some post concerning compatibility with some of the Mac OS versions so I recommend checking the apcupsd list group to verify compatibility. 

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