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Date:      Mon, 3 Sep 2018 18:00:34 -0700
From:      C Gray <frankfenderbender@council124.org>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: APC UPS BackUPS Pro (BX1500M)
Message-ID:  <9B877978-297C-499C-86CE-99B68B570245@council124.org>
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My experience says "yes" but with the following qualification: the =
power-source goes to the APC input, and the computer (or other devices) =
plug into an APC output. The APC will supply power with its battery no =
matter what the device or OS, however, the sum of "drive"-current =
determines the rate of battery dissipation. I chose the 1500-watt model, =
APC Pro-1550-S.

The lameness comes when the software may or may not auto-save, because =
that entails the OS.

I use my APC as an intermediary between a solar-panel powered battery =
which is used for the refrigerator, full-house water purfcation system, =
and my technology room's separate circuit outlets. I plugged in my main =
WAN computer, my ham radio, my Dell server, and a few USB hubs used for =
distributing disk-space specific-topic hard-drives and their BU =
hard-drives.

If the battery gets fully drained at night, then the APC kicks in, and =
alarms me so I can turn off processes and systems gently.
If you have the right OS (and I think they narrowly only support =
Windows, then the APC will suffice for the period for which it is built, =
but no longer. You will need to complete the shutdown process yourself.

My answer is a bit general, but then so are quality assurance and specs =
these days....

best and good luck,
chrisg
frankfenderbender@council124.org

On 03-September-2018, at 00:40 PM, Carmel NY wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone has any experience with an APC UPS BackUPS =
Pro (BX1500M) unit? I have an opportunity to pick up one for virtually =
nothing if I want it. I am just not sure if it will work with FreeBSD.
>=20
> --=20
> Carmel






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