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M1 Mac Mini Fails to Shutdown with APC UPS Options (Monterey 12.2.1)

I have an M1 Mac Mini that needs to auto-shutdown after 60 seconds on the UPS. We are using an APC Back-Ups 850VA model connected via USB. Also, this M1 mac mini has had its data migrated from a Time ...
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How to check if UPS usb connection will work natively with Mac mini?

I'm trying to purchase a UPS from APC. It's the Easy UPS line. The documentation said that it uses UPSCAPO software for connecting to PC, but never mention macOS. Is there a standard used on the UPS ...
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Do I need to purchase pure sine wave UPS for Mac mini M1?

I heard from the APC UPS sales that I need to purchase more expensive pure sine wave UPS for Mac mini M1. Is this correct?
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How To Handle Power Outages With Remote Macs?

At my condo, which I visit monthly, I have a 2010 MBA (High Sierra?) that runs a webcam and performs various other periodic tasks. I don't have an UPS for it, but the internal battery usually lasts ...
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Anyone able to get UPS on a MacBook Pro to work correctly?

I recently purchased a Tripp Lite INTERNET600U UPS for my 2016 MBP 15-inch laptop running Catalina 10.15.5. When I connect up the USB, I get the "Your computer is running on battery power ...&...
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Do I need a sine wave UPS for late 2013 Mac Pro?

The support person at CyberPower told me that my late 2013 Mac Pro has a PFC power supply therefore, I would need to get an UPS with sine wave output. Is this a correct statement?
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Mac UPS always shows 0%

I recently bought a UPS for my Mac mini home server. It is a Chinese brand. When I plug the UPS into my Mac mini, the computer successfully detects the UPS and the UPS setting pops up inside the ...
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Power up after UPS initiated shutdown

I have a Mac Pro with an APC UPS supply connected. I have it configured to shut down the system when we lose power. What I'd like to do is to have it power up the system when power is subsequently ...
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UPS present check from command line

System Preferences in Sierra seems to know when a UPS is present. How do I check this from the command line?
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Power source event trigger

Late 2014 Mac mini running Sierra connected to an APC BackUPS Pro 900. No special software has been installed to support the UPS. At the moment I run pmset every minute to determine the power source,...
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How can I make my Mac shutdown a Windows PC when my UPS signals power loss?

I have an APC UPS connected to my iMac that's set to shutdown after 1 minute of running on UPS power. I also have a Windows 10 PC plugged into the UPS that I'd like shut down as well. Is there a way ...
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Shut down Mac Server when APC 1400 battery is nearly empty

I'm running OS X Server on a Mac Mini. I'm powering the server via an APC 1400 (one of the older, beige ones). It has a serial connector, so I assume it could possibly interface with the Mac Mini via ...
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Disable audible alarm on UPS

I would like to add an APC brand of a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) device to a Mac only environment. By default APC has a very loud heart attack invoking, babies crying in the night alarm to ...
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