Mac interface to APC SU1400NET UPS

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

  1. sscjeat macrumors newbie

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    Jan 9, 2009
    #1
    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

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    USA
    #2
    You'll need a USB to serial port adapter similar to
    https://serialio.com//store/product...id=30&osCsid=9f8e5b7968b2c860e4bd1c52747cc16c

    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 http://serialio.com/products/adaptors/usb_serial.php

    If those fail, Apple has a driver at
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/drivers/pl2303usbtoserialdriver.html for a PL2303 based device which may work. Good luck!
     

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