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Windows 7: Best UPS Software For Windows 7 64 Bit to Monitor Battery Status 2017

14 Jun 2017   #1
Space Cowboy

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Best UPS Software For Windows 7 64 Bit to Monitor Battery Status 2017

Hi,

I have been trying to install the APC Powerchute Software and keep getting The BlueScreen Of Death.

My APC Back-UPS ES 725 is also quite old so I'm considering buying a new one.

Has anyone recently purchased a UPS and installed the software on a Windows 7 64 bit computer and had good results?

Thank You Very Much !!


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14 Jun 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I'm currently using a Cyberpower CP1500PFCLD 1500VA 900W UPS on my win 7 desktop rig. I've had it a little over a year and a half and it still is running strong. It has two kinds of monitoring software, the main software itself and a gadget that can be set to display a variety of parameters . I have three instances of the gadget running on my monitor displaying voltage in, voltage out, and wattage being used. The gadgets also show available run time when on battery power (right now, it's 22 minutes, ymmv), the state of charge on the battery, whether it is running on AC or battery, if the battery is charging or not, and if the UPS is overloaded or not. The UPS can be connected to your computer via USB 2.0 to tell the computer to hibernate after a power outage lasts amount of time you specify before shutting everything down. I also have my three monitors connected to the battery side of the UPS.

This is my third Cyberpower UPS. I have a smaller one in a bathroom closet bathroom protecting my phone system My first one was a 2200VA 1500w monster that ran great on Win 7 until it died just before the three year warranty ran out, possibly due to the batteries giving out. Since it weighed 75lb., way too heavy for me to handle and expensive to ship, I decided to replace it with the smaller (and much lighter) one I'm using now. I do not regret that decision.
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14 Jun 2017   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have Cyberpower UPS and use Cyberpower Power Panel personal edition. Used it on Win 7 and now Win 10.
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14 Jun 2017   #4
Space Cowboy

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks, Everyone,

What do you all think of this one?

CyberPower EC850LCD Ecologic 850VA/510-Watts Energy Efficient Desktop LCD UPS
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14 Jun 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I use a couple of apc xs 1500's no software they both work well without the software
Of course one is for a t.v./ stereo.. equipment so nothing to install the software on
The second is for a couple computers but I still didn't see any need for the software seeing I do not leave my machines unattended.
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14 Jun 2017   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Space Cowboy View Post
Thanks, Everyone,

What do you all think of this one?

CyberPower EC850LCD Ecologic 850VA/510-Watts Energy Efficient Desktop LCD UPS
You're taking a chance on either your computer not being able to run off it or it wrecking your computer's power supply. That model outputs a simulated sine wave instead of a pure sine wave. Many, if not most, modern PSUs will not work well, if they work at all, with a simulated sine wave. You should use a UPS that outputs a pure sine wave (I won't use or recommend anything else for a computer). My second UPS—the one in my bathroom—is a simulated sine wave unit but it doesn't run anything other than the base station for my cordless phones.

For a 850VA, 510w UPS, this one would be a much better and safer choice. It has a pure sine wave output. Yes, it costs around 50% more than the one you linked but, remember, you get what you pay for and cutting corners on a UPS for a computer could range from being unusable with your computer to destroying the PSU, possibly taking the entire computer with it. Also, being smaller, depending on how much power your computer actually draws, you probably will get no more than 10-15 minutes of run time from the UPS, after which it will need 8 to 24 hours recharging time to get back to full capacity.

A larger unit will have a longer run time before you have to shut it down. If you set the UPS to safely hibernate the computer early, recovery time will be faster, you will still have usable capacity if another outage should occur before the batteries have had time to fully recharge, and you will put less wear and tear on the UPS and batteries, allow both to last longer.
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14 Jun 2017   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

That EC850LCD model has a "simulated sine wave" output when on battery power. Most PC power supplies in the last 5 or 6 years are the "PFC" type and most (all I've seen) need a "pure sine wave" when on battery power or they will sense a power failure when the UPS switches to battery back up and will power off instead of continue running.
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14 Jun 2017   #8
Space Cowboy

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Again !!

Does it make any difference if my Computer is a Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7290 Laptop?
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14 Jun 2017   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Actually, it may. The battery of the laptop will act as a UPS. Depending on the kind of life you get from the laptop battery, all you may need is just a good surge arrestor. If you still feel you need additional runtime, the CyberPower CP850PFCLCD would be plenty.
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