UPS with auto-shutdown

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yaffle, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Now that I have my new fully loaded 27" iMac home and getting the TLC it rightly deserves, I'm in the market for a good UPS solution. What are the best recommended UPS that would keep the unit up and running for a couple of hours and allow me to program it to shut the iMac down before the battery drains. I had a look at some of the APC’s on the market but the PowerChute software is Windows based. Just wondering if there is a Mac version out there somewhere!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestions, really appreciated. Yeah 2 hrs sounds like overkill I doubt if I will require that much up-time. I basically want to protect it from power spikes during and after a power outage and have some up-time to either shut down manually if I'm around or automatic if not. I will also have another monitor to support and an external backup drive.

    Thanks again...
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Experience here likewise, CyberPower over APC.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    I have our computers set to power down the iMacs when the UPS reaches 50% capacity. I have the external drives plugged into battery backed up ports too, and they will continue running until the batteries are exhausted. That prevents any I/O operations on the disks when the UPS is exhausted.

    /Jim
     

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