UPS Question

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hello,

Running Mojave.

Will be getting a new Eaton UPS for it shortly.

A previous Post, (wish I jotted down from who) said:

The software will be available in System Preferences > Energy Saver > UPS when your iMac detects the
UPS Just love my Eaton UPS. You can set shutdown etc from the preferences window there.,

But, when i look there, there is no "UPS" option.
Has it changed for Mojave ?
If so, where do I set it now, please ?

Trying to get a bit of a heads up start prior to it arriving.

Is there a USB Port/Cable to run back to the iMac so it
can sense what is happening ? Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob
 

mrdunderhead

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Jun 14, 2015
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interesting question I would say it comes with software and maybe a cable would be my guest
 

KennethS

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Jan 4, 2011
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UK
Hello,

Running Mojave.

Will be getting a new Eaton UPS for it shortly.

A previous Post, (wish I jotted down from who) said:

The software will be available in System Preferences > Energy Saver > UPS when your iMac detects the
UPS Just love my Eaton UPS. You can set shutdown etc from the preferences window there.,

But, when i look there, there is no "UPS" option.
Has it changed for Mojave ?
If so, where do I set it now, please ?

Trying to get a bit of a heads up start prior to it arriving.

Is there a USB Port/Cable to run back to the iMac so it
can sense what is happening ? Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob
I don't know for certain with Eaton, but I have an APC and simply plugged it in using the supplied USB cable to my Mac mini. No special software needed. In System Preferences under the Energy Saver options there is a UPS tab:

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rjtiedeman

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Nov 29, 2010
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Stamford, CT
I have a COSTCO Cyber Power 1350 connected to my IMac Pro connects with USB cable. no software other than Mac OS. No Problems to report.
 

cwanja

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Jun 23, 2010
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Texas
I do not believe you will see anything until it detects that a UPS is plugged in. You will need a USB cable, which should come with the UPS. There is not really anything you can do to "get ahead" of setting up the UPS.
 

MacintoshDan

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Sep 24, 2013
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The UPS has to be plugged in over USB before the settings will appear. I use a APC BACK-UPS 550, works pretty well. I recommend testing out when you get everything set up.