Some parts of a UPS system wear off over a period of time and it is imperative that you are aware of these changes so that the potential damage to the connected electrical devices could be avoided. UPS control & connectivity software will ensure that any important information related to your UPS system does not go unheard. They can perform number of predefined tasks to safeguard the connected load in the event of power distortion.
These software have number of applications that are designed to execute various tasks such as runtime management, orderly or group shutdown of computers, self-testing, registering events, sending messages regarding power surges & sags to users, remote management and generating power & load related reports.
Most of such software provide information regarding power source used by the connected electrical devices i.e. mains power or UPS, battery charge left, expected battery runtime for currently attached loads, critical UPS signs, power rating of connected devices etc. A detailed report of power problems such as power surges/sags or mains failure with the frequency of such events and the time duration is also generated by the software. The correction done by the UPS system is also included in the report.
A notification application is included with the software that informs all registered users about the disruption in the power supply so that the timely shutdown of the load can be done. These critical notifications can be sent via emails or pop-up windows. To accomplish this, TCP/IP protocol is used for receiving and executing commands that are compatible with all major operating systems and different types of architecture. TCP/IP protocol are used to ensure that the commands such as shutdown of computers, display of pop-up messages or emails, and other internet related procedures are communicated perfectly between the UPS control software and all of the connected electrical devices.
Voltage fluctuations are monitored constantly by the communication software so that as soon as the voltage falls out of the specified range, UPS system is connected to the load and mains power is cut out of the circuit. This specified range can be changed by the user, depending on the level of sensitivity required.
To make sure that the UPS is working as intended, series of tests can be performed by the software. During the test, UPS goes offline for a specified period of time. Battery and various connections to the attached electrical devices are checked to collate the final report. Battery is the major part of such tests as it will wear off over a length of time. Information regarding battery replacement date can also be notified by the software.
These software are generally compatible with all commonly used operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Simple network management protocol (SNMP) is a common factor in most of the good communication software. SNMP monitors all the UPS systems in use and provide counter actions whenever a power aberration is observed. SNMP is compatible with most of the UPS systems manufactured these days provided these USP systems are compatible with the MIB RFC 1628 specifications.
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