To conﬁgure and test a UPS by using the Power Options tool in Windows 7
1. Set up the UPS.
a. If necessary, connect the battery in the UPS.
b. Plug the UPS directly into a wall outlet. Do not plug the UPS into a surge suppressor or power strip.
c. Connect the USB cable of the UPS to the USB port of the computer.
d. Check the power requirements of the computer components and the power output from the UPS. Ensure that they match.
e. Plug the computer components you want to be powered through the UPS into the UPS.
2. If the UPS comes with its own management software, install the software.
3. Conﬁgure the steps that you want the UPS to take when a power failure occurs.
a. Open the Control Panel.
b. Click System and Security.
c. Click Power Options.
d. For the selected plan, click Change plan settings.
e. Click Change advanced power settings.
f. In the Advanced Settings tab, expand Battery.
g. Conﬁgure the UPS settings.
- Click Critical battery action to conﬁgure settings to specify the action to be taken when battery capacity reaches a critical level.
- Click Low battery level to set the percentage levels for remaining battery capacity that initiate the low battery action.
- Click Critical battery level to set the percentage levels for remaining battery capacity that initiate the critical battery action.
- Click Low battery notiﬁcation to conﬁgure settings to indicate that you want to be notiﬁed when battery capacity reaches a low level.
- Click Low battery action to conﬁgure settings to specify the action to be taken when battery capacity reaches a low level.
- Click Reserve battery level to conﬁgure settings to specify the action to be taken when the battery level reaches a reserved level.
h. Click Apply as needed to apply your changes and close the Power Options dialog box.
4. Test the UPS. You can:
- Unplug the UPS from the wall outlet and verify that the components remain powered. Test the low battery and critical battery actions by leaving it unplugged until the speciﬁed actions occur. Check for the low battery notiﬁcation when the UPS battery capacity reaches the low level. When you are done testing, plug the UPS back into the wall outlet.
- Most models have a Test button. Press the Test button to verify that the UPS can power the components plugged into the UPS.
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