[mythtv-users] [OT] UPS's and 24x7 MythBoxen...

Gavin Haslett gavin at nodecaf.net
Wed Jul 27 22:21:50 EDT 2005

So that if your battery goes dead, the machine can shut itself down
cleanly... Thus protecting your data :) 

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Phill Edwards
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:20 PM
To: John Clabaugh; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] [OT] UPS's and 24x7 MythBoxen...

> The software that you want to google for is "apcupsd".  It's better 
> than the official APC software in my opinion.

I obviously know nothing about UPS's, so my question is why is software
required at all? I thought how a UPS worked was that it monitored the
power supply itself and if it detected a drop it would kick in power
from its batteries, and that this would all be semaless to the PC that
was plugged into it. The PC would never know there'd been a power cut
unless the UPS batteries ran out. So why does the PC need any software?

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