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Windows 7: No battery meter showing with UPS installed

31 Mar 2011   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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I just updated to 3.0 and I like the new Energy Usage feature. You put in you cost per KWh and it estimates your cost per day based on the draw it sees. My current draw is 3.46KWh and cost is $0.24. I am running my PC, LCD Monitor, Cable Modem, Router, Vontage Box and Wireless Phone system.

It will also track your total usage by Day,Week,Month or Year.

Jim
Are you saying you are drawing 3.46KWh or is that the usage you have accumulated so far. I can't see a 3400watt draw from those few things you listed.
No, my load is 144 watts. The 3.46kWh is the estimated usage per day if it is on 24hrs per day.

Jim


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31 Mar 2011   #12
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all
my APC i used i had to run the powercute in compatibility mode on my windows 7 machine and it worked fine always a good idea to check the usb cable i found i had to replace mine from APC and connect direct to the machines usb ports not usb hubs. (i since upgraded to a belkin ups.)
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31 Mar 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have an APC BX1000, but it is getting on in age, and the data collection no longer works, so I don't use Power Chute. I wasn't even aware that W7 loaded anything for this, because it doesn't appear in Devices And Printers, or elsewhere. I suppose that is due to the fact that my data collection doesn't work...right?
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31 Mar 2011   #14
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

there are some free ups programs on the web(should post this in the free programs section for everyone) i have used UPS Assistant 2.3.2.76 which is good runs ok on my windows 7 softpedia has it for download here >>> Download UPS Assistant 2.3.2.76 Free - Intended for monitoring the UPS' status. - Softpedia

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Here are some key features of "UPS Assistant":
Monitoring of status of the UPS, connected to a computer through USB-port;
Logging accidents with the possibility of clearing and saving to a text file;
Submitting reports on the status of the UPS with a given frequency and warnings of emergency situations via e-mail;
Toggle UPS beeper;
UPS battery test;
Suspend, hibernate, shutdown at power fail:
at a voltage reduction on battery below admissible;
through the set interval of time;
Autorun with Windows;
Adjustment of an interval of updating of the information on a status of the UPS;
Save setiings in Windows registry.


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31 Mar 2011   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The APC software runs on Windows 7 x64 just fine. I've been using it for nearly a year now, although I haven't upgraded to 3.0. IIRC, version 2.2 or so had split files for each platform, where as 3.0 seems to be a single file installer.
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31 Mar 2011   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all
my APC i used i had to run the powercute in compatibility mode on my windows 7 machine and it worked fine always a good idea to check the usb cable i found i had to replace mine from APC and connect direct to the machines usb ports not usb hubs. (i since upgraded to a belkin ups.)
That's odd that you had to run in compatibility mode as I never did - either with version 2, and now version 3. I'm running Window 7 x64.

Screens showing both version - No battery meter showing with UPS installed

However I just now discovered that eveytime Windows restarts I have to give permission to allow Power Chute 3 to run. Never had to happen with Power Chute 2. I need to get that fixed or I'll just go back to 2.2.
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31 Mar 2011   #17
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just upgraded to 3.0,


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01 Apr 2011   #18
Adams Seven

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

For the benefit of any others who stumble across this thread while wrestling with UPS issues of their own: an APC tech provided a link to a kbase article that fixed my problem:

Missing native shutdown battery options in windows 7 and Vista

I updated the driver, and now have a 'HID UPS Battery' listed under batteries in Device Manager, rather than an 'APC UPS' battery. The battery meter icon now appears in the system tray. Problem solved!
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01 Apr 2011   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the update for others to use.

Glad you have it fixed.
Mike
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01 Apr 2011   #20
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

nice update that will help guys/girls with a APC UPS. mine is a belkin and it uses a program called winpower does a good job we have a few power cuts around where i am based so it a good thing to use plus it regulates the power to the machine and gives it what it wants. i up -graded from a APS UPS for the windows 7, but i still use it for my xp pro machine. and use the powerchute on that. has anyone else tried the UPS Assistant 2.3.2.76 which i mentioned in post 14? in the snapshot is my winpower software.


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