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UPS Energy Saver control pane

Message #1 - Posted 2007/03/13 - Verne Arase

I've always had a UPS connected to my Mac, and now want to use it.

I replaced my APC unit with one from TrippLite since it was advertised as being controllable from the built-in Energy Saver control panel.

Sure enough, a UPS menu item and associated control pane show up, but the controls are disabled. Energy Saver apparently sees the device and its charge, but I can't control the actions (like shut down five minutes before it runs out of juice).

Anyone know how to enable these controls?

-- Thanks, Verne

Message #2 - Posted 2007/03/14 - Wayne C. Morris

Previously, Verne Arase wrote:

I've always had a UPS connected to my Mac, and now want to use it.

I replaced my APC unit with one from TrippLite since it was advertised as being controllable from the built-in Energy Saver control panel.

Sure enough, a UPS menu item and associated control pane show up, but the controls are disabled. Energy Saver apparently sees the device and its charge, but I can't control the actions (like shut down five minutes before it runs out of juice).

Anyone know how to enable these controls?

-- Thanks, Verne

Look at the lock icon in the bottom corner. If it's locked, click it and enter your admin password to unlock it.

Message #3 - Posted 2007/03/14 - Verne Arase

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 23:32:24 -0500, Wayne C. Morris wrote (in a previous article):

Sure enough, a UPS menu item and associated control pane show up, but the controls are disabled. Energy Saver apparently sees the device and its charge, but I can't control the actions (like shut down five minutes before it runs out of juice).

Anyone know how to enable these controls?

Look at the lock icon in the bottom corner. If it's locked, click it and enter your admin password to unlock it.

Nope, it's unlocked. Just to be sure, I locked them and then unlocked 'em. All the controls are _still_ disabled.

Message #4 - Posted 2007/03/14 - Clever Monkey

Verne Arase wrote:

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 23:32:24 -0500, Wayne C. Morris wrote (in a previous article):

Sure enough, a UPS menu item and associated control pane show up, but the controls are disabled. Energy Saver apparently sees the device and its charge, but I can't control the actions (like shut down five minutes before it runs out of juice).

Anyone know how to enable these controls?

Look at the lock icon in the bottom corner. If it's locked, click it and enter your admin password to unlock it.

Nope, it's unlocked. Just to be sure, I locked them and then unlocked 'em. All the controls are _still_ disabled.

Did you check the Tripp-lite web site for support docs or upgraded software?

Message #5 - Posted 2007/03/16 - Verne Arase

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 14:46:04 -0500, Clever Monkey wrote (in a previous article):

Look at the lock icon in the bottom corner. If it's locked, click it and enter your admin password to unlock it.

Nope, it's unlocked. Just to be sure, I locked them and then unlocked 'em. All the controls are _still_ disabled.

Did you check the Tripp-lite web site for support docs or upgraded software?

I'm just using the native Tiger control panel, which seems to see the UPS charge but won't let me set the low power parameters.

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