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Many UPS devices will have three or four, or five or six or seven different outlets on them. But only two outlets are protected by UPS power. And the rest are conditioned power. The conditioned power outlets act as a surge protector or a power strip. So, if you plug your system into one of these other outlets, you're not going to have any backup battery power. Make sure that you plug the PC into a protected outlet on the UPS. Automatic Shutdown 8:21-10:11 Based on the type of UPS you buy, you have only a certain amount of time that it will keep the system running if the power goes off. So, what happens if you can't get back to that PC to shut it down beforethis battery runs out? You'll end up with another power outage because the battery ran out of powerbefore the power came back on.
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What you need to do is to configure the UPS to work with your PC system. So that if the power goes out over here, the system will automatically shut down after a certain amount of time, protecting your data. For some systems, you need to make sure that the system shuts down cleanly before you lose all the power in the battery. To configure automatic shutdown, we'll connect the management cable, usually a USB or a serial cable, from the UPS to the PC system. The management cable allows communications between the UPS and the operating system running on the computer. Using this cable, the operating system can monitor the state of the battery, see how much charge the battery currently has, see if the battery is charging correctly, and send commands to the operating system to shut down. After the cables are connected, we'll load drivers that are able to communicate with the UPS on the PC. So, when the UPS loses power over here, the UPS will send a signal through the USB, or serial cable to the PC system to the drivers running on the PC. And then the system will respond, depending on how you've configured it. For instance, if the power goes out, you may say wait 10 minutes and then shut down. Or if the power goes out, immediately shut down the system cleanly. Most UPS devices come with some kind of software that's used to configure the behavior of the system in the case of a power outage. It's often said that the day you decide to purchase a UPS is the day after you've had a power outage and lost a lot of data. Do yourself a favor, and implement a UPS before the power goes out. Summary 10:12-10:32 In this lesson, we talked about the different power problems you can have and the tools you can use to protect your systems from power damage. We talked about how a UPS can provide a temporary source of power in the event of a power outage, and about the different types of UPS devices. Online and offline. We also talked about how you choose a UPS, and how to automatically shut down a PC in the event of a power loss.
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