Uninterruptible power supply issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Appletvgk, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Appletvgk macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Im in the market for a UPS. I want it to protect my mac mini and external drives in a power outage, mainly for the feature of being able to turn properly shut my mac. The only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger is the fact that OS X Lion has issues shutting down when certain apps are running and if I'm not present to shut them, the system would be abruptly shutdown when the battery dies. Has anyone found a workaround to this issue?
  2. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    If you didn't get the UPS and your system shut down anyways, you'd still have issues...

    The only workaround is to perhaps turn off those certain apps while you're going away, or get a UPS that will keep your mac mini running long enough for you to get back from an average trip away from it to shut it down.

    You might be able to build an automator script that lets you close those specific applications in once click before leaving your mac mini...
  3. sourceups macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2012
    Hi Appletvgk, Winter Charm is correct. I suggest you would still need to consider looking at purchasing a UPS. I don't want to be accused of spamming! But here is a link to my website if it helps you: http://www.sourceups.co.uk/ups-power

    If you just need me to answer any questions you may have that's cool too. Hope this helps. If it's now been resolved, no worries!

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