Mac interface to APC SU1400NET UPS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sscjeat, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. sscjeat macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    UPS = APC SU1400NET (purchased used, no interface cables)
    Mac = iMac G5 Mac OS X 10.5.6

    I want to connect the UPS to my Mac for monitoring and shut-down. The UPS has a DB9 "computer interface connector". My Mac has USB. Is there a cable to make the hardware interface?

    I understand that my Mac OS will recognize the UPS, once it is connected, and will show some UPS settings available.

    But first I have to connect it!

    APC Tech Support was not much help.

    Thanks - Jon
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    You'll need a USB to serial port adapter similar to

    This assumes you have the right driver for OS X to talk to the UPS (it appears that's what your understanding already is). If you need drivers, get from

    If those fail, Apple has a driver at for a PL2303 based device which may work. Good luck!

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