Energenie EG-PMS-LAN User manual

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - LAN
PMS-LAN User Manual
1. Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Power Management
System LAN & Surge Protector. Your PMS-LAN is an advanced
surge protector with power management features. Four sockets
are individually manageable by the computer via the LAN interface.
The sockets can be switched on/off by a timer schedule, by
direct user control or by programmable events. It is also possible to
pre-program the unit event timer schedule (hardware schedule)
and then disconnect the PMS-LAN from the managing computer.
The device can be used as an advanced standby-killer.
You can manage your PMS-LAN via the Internet from all over
the world, even from your Smartphone.
1.1. Features
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The main rocker switch switches all sockets on and off
Each manageable socket can be switched on and off via the
software control window
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The unit can be pre-programmed with a timed schedule. The
schedule will operate even when the managing computer is
switched off or disconnected. A typical application could be:
“switch my peripherals on every working day at 8:50 AM”.
The manageable sockets can also be controlled from the
attached computer Power Manager software to react to a
particular event (e.g. Windows or other programs startup/shutdown), simple typical applications could be: “switch my
scanner on when I want to scan” or “switch my printer off
whenever I exit Windows”
Real time Voltage monitor provides information about the
actual status of each manageable socket (on or off). This
information can be further utilized in various ways (e.g. to
check the proper execution of the switching commands)
The unit can be assigned a network name as a shared LAN
resource and can be afterwards accessed and managed from
anywhere within the local area network or Internet (provided
the managing computer is switched on)
Surge Protection. Includes resettable circuit breaker.
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1.2. Specifications
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Input voltage: 220–250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Maximum load: 13A, 3kW
Maximum power consumed by the PMS-LAN: 2.5 W
Built-in power supply
Hardware schedule features:
 Maximum number of independent hardware schedule
events – 16 per socket
 Time interval between the events – from 1 minute to
180 days
 Timer accuracy: no more than 2 seconds error per day
providing power is always present. Otherwise there can
be an additional (up to 2 seconds) error per each power
off.
Working temperature range: from +10 to +40 °C
Dimensions: 378 x 98 x 55 mm
Net weight: 1.0 kg
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1.3. Hardware requirements
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Computer running Windows® 2000/XP/Vista or Windows 7
One free USB port
1.4. Package contents
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PMS-LAN
User manual
RJ45 LAN patch cable, RJ45 LAN cross over cable
CD with Power Manager software for Windows (use of this
software is not compulsory)
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2. Indicators and controls of the PMS-LAN
Managed sockets
Main rocker switch
RJ45 socket
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2.1. Side panels
Figure 2
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2.2. Indicators
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Main rocker switch Z (Figure 1 above) is illuminated - the
PMS-LAN is connected to the power supply and active.
Power indicator (Figure 1 above) is illuminated. The nonmanageable sockets (marked with the sign
) are
switched on.
The indicator Socket 1 (2,3,4) (Figure 1 above) is lit. The
particular socket is switched on.
The indicator Schedule/LAN activity (Figure 2 above) blinks
green – there is some LAN activity taking place.
The indicator Schedule/LAN activity (Figure 2 above) blinks
red as the reset procedure is being executed.
The indicator Schedule/LAN activity (Figure 2 above) stays
red if an active hardware schedule for any socket exists.
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2.3. Controls
 Main rocker switch (Z) enables power to be supplied to the
sockets. The two unmanaged sockets will be powered.
 Circuit breaker. Pressing this button will reset the circuit breaker
protective device if it has been tripped.
 Reset button (A). The PMS-LAN can be restarted if it can’t be
accessed or works abnormally. All the IP settings and device
settings will remain the same as before, but the server time will
become outdated and all schedules will be reset.
 Master switch button (B). Switches all the manageable sockets
on and off regardless of their current status or schedule that is
being executed.
 IP config button (C). Resets the PMS-LAN to the default IP
settings.
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3. Installation
 The device is for internal use only. It is strongly recommended
to avoid damp or wet places for installation.
 The PMS-LAN should be connected to a standard UK mains
socket.
3.1. Getting started
 Connect PMS-LAN to the wall socket first and then to the LAN
socket (or your computer LAN card) with the provided patch
cord or vice-versa.
 The PMS-LAN can now be switched on and off by means of the
Main rocker switch (Z).
 The first and the last sockets of the PMS-LAN are marked with
the symbol
. These two sockets are switched on and off
by means of the Main rocker switch (Z) and cannot be managed
by the computer – so they are termed non-manageable sockets
in this manual.
 When the PMS-LAN is switched on, the red POWER indicator
illuminates. In this case both non-manageable sockets are now
live and connected to the power supply.
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The sockets: Socket 1, Socket 2, Socket 3 and Socket 4 can
be managed or pre-programmed by computer via the LAN
connection. They are called manageable sockets in this
manual.
The manageable sockets of the PMS-LAN can be
programmed to be on or off. The current status of each
manageable socket is represented by the corresponding
indicator which will be lit if socket has power to it.
If the Main rocker switch (Z) (Figure 1 above) is turned off
then the manageable sockets cannot be switched on by either
the Power manager software or the hardware schedule.
When the Main rocker switch (Z) is switched on, the Power
Manager software or the hardware schedule will also be
enabled. The manageable sockets can then be switched on
and off.
Master switch button (B) (see Figure #2 above) can also
switch all the manageable sockets on and off regardless of
their current status or schedule that is being executed. To
switch them on you should keep the button pressed for 1-2
seconds. To switch them off you should keep the button
pressed for more than 3 seconds.
To protect the connected devices from possible high current
and short circuit, the PMS-LAN is equipped with an automatic
circuit breaker.
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Note: If the total power consumption (or peak power) of the
devices, connected to the PMS-LAN exceeds 3 kWatts, the
circuit breaker will automatically disconnect the PMS-LAN from
the mains supply. Remove the excessive load and then press
the Circuit breaker button to restore the power supply (Figure 2
above).
To be able to use PMS-LAN you will now have to complete its
LAN configuration.
3.2. Obtaining an IP address.
Option A – via connection to the LAN (recommended)
Make sure the PMS-LAN is connected to the local network with
the RJ-45 patch cable.
Note: by default the factory setting of PMS-LAN is DHCP enabled. If
your LAN has a router with built-in DHCP server (which is very
common) then PMS-LAN will automatically get an IP address from the
DHCP server. Proceed to section 3.3 below in this case.
Option B – via connection to the managing computer
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If your LAN does not have DHCP server you may prefer to
connect PMS-LAN directly to the managing computer LAN
adapter (network card) using the supplied crossover RJ-45
cable.
If you choose for option B then the following procedure is
required to let the PMS-LAN obtain a fixed IP address:
Turn PMS-LAN off (with the Main rocker switch Z)
Hold down the IP Config (C) button on the side control panel
(see Figure 2 above) with the tip of a pen and turn the Main
rocker switch Z on. Wait for about 3 seconds until you hear the
sockets switching twice.
This procedure will force the PMS-LAN to reset itself to the
default settings below ...
IP: 192.168.0.254
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS:0.0.0.0
DHCP: enabled
IP filtering: disabled
Power Manager client port: 5000
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... PMS-LAN then searches for an IP address from your
eventual DHCP server. If no DHCP server is found within 1
minute, PMS-LAN will then automatically revert to the default
settings (see above, with IP address 192.168.0.254).
3.3. Power Manager installation
It is now time to identify which IP address has been obtained.
We need to carry out the following:
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Insert the Power Manager CD into a PC CD-ROM drive. This
PC can be connected either to the same LAN where the
device is (if you chose option A) or directly to the device with
the crossover RJ-45 cable (if you chose option B).
If for any reason the automatic setup does not work, then
open CD-ROM drive in the My Computer window and launch
SETUP.EXE from the CD
Follow the instructions to install the software
Note: Antivirus or firewall software may block connection to the PMSLAN. Please, configure antivirus/firewall to permit connection to the IP
address and port of your PMS-LAN.
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3.4. IP configuration
The utility Find PMS-LAN (see Figure 4 below) will run
automatically during the software installation but it can also be
started from Start/All Programs/Power Manager. The IP range
where you would like to search for PMS-LAN will be set
automatically according to the IP settings of your LAN adapter but
can be changed manually in the Adapter subnet fields. Now press
the Search button.
Note: only PMS-LAN within a local subnet can be found. If your
computer LAN adapter is not in the (default) subnet of PMS-LAN
(as may be the case if you chose option B section 3.2) you will
have to change its IP address manually to be able to find PMSLAN.
For example if you wish to find PMS-LAN (with the default IP
192.168.0.254), the IP address of your computer should be set as
192.168.0.XXX (where XXX stands for any digit, for example 1)
and the subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0.
After the searching the IP addresses of the found PMS-LAN
devices will appear in the list box. Select PMS-LAN which you
want to access, and press the Open button (see Figure 4 below).
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Figure 4
The window of your default internet browser will be then opened
to give you access to the built-in web-server. See section 4 below
for the further details.
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4. The web server
The PMS-LAN is equipped with a web-server which allows it to be
managed using a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox
etc.
4.1. Web-server login page
To access the web server of PMS-LAN, just open Internet
Explorer (or other browser) and input the IP address of PMS-LAN
(for example http://192.168.1.241). If you have used Find PMSLAN utility to locate PMS-LAN then you will be taken to this
webpage automatically. Login page will then be displayed (see
Figure #5 below).
Note: Java script must be enabled in your Internet Explorer (or another
browser) settings. Otherwise, you get an error message:
WARNING! JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED!
Figure 5
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The default password is 1. It is recommended to change the
password on the Device settings page (see section 4.6 below)
after the first login.
After a successful login you will face the Socket 1 Status page
(see section 4.2 below).
Note: You may then need to open the LAN settings page (see section 4.5
below) to complete the IP configuration.
4.2. EnerGenie page
With the help of EnerGenie page (see Figure 6 below) you will be
able to see the status of all your four manageable sockets, and to
switch the sockets on and off manually. The status of your
sockets, as well as the buttons to switch them on/off are located at
the top of the page.
Note: the names of the sockets can be changed from the default
Socket1/Socket2/Socket3/Socket4 to something meaningful on the page
Socket Name Settings (see section 4.4 below).
The EnerGenie page also allows you to setup access and
management (switch on and off) of your PMS-LAN from anywhere
via Internet even if it does not have an external IP address. To
setup this free service you should follow two simple steps:
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1. Register the device. To restrict access to the device via the
Internet to the rightful owner only, the device should be
registered – e.g. assigned to your account. To register the
device, simply push the button Register on this page (see
Figure #6 below). You will then be redirected to Login page of
EnerGenie.com. If you already own an account at
EnerGenie.com then just enter your login and password on
this page and you are done. Otherwise, use the Registration
button on the Login page to create a new account. After your
successful login (regardless whether you created a new or
used an existing account) your PMS-LAN is automatically
registered.
2. Return back to the EnerGenie page of your PMS-LAN (see
Figure 6 below). Push Activate button to let the device initiate
communication with EnerGenie.com server. The EnerGenie
page will then start updating itself until the Status becomes
Registered Activated Connected (see Figure 6 below).
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Figure 6
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After a successful registration and activation, the button Register
will be renamed to Login (and will then open the Login page
EnerGenie.com) and the button Activate will become Deactivate.
If you decide to stop managing your PMS-LAN via the Internet,
use the Deactivate button to stop communication with the
EnerGenie.com server.
You can change the registration of your PMS-LAN and assign it to
another account via the EnerGenie.com website (see section 5
below).
See section 5 below for further details on managing your PMSLAN via the EnerGenie.com website.
4.3. Socket page
Each of the 4 manageable sockets ot the PMS-LAN has a
separate status page headed with the socket number and name.
(see Figure 7 below).
Each page shows socket status and the scheduled events for this
socket. It also allows the socket to be switched on or off manually.
(see section 4.4 below).
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Figure 7
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The socket shown in Figure #7 is currently off. It will turn on
automatically on the 14th of January at 10:15 and switch off at
18:00. The two events will be executed with a loop period of 1
day.
The current time of the web-server and information about the last
successful timer synchronization is also displayed. Automatic
timer synchronization is used if the Use NTP for time correction
option is enabled (see section 4.6 below).
Note: If a socket has a switching fault:
e.g. it has been switched on but the whole device is switched off
OR
e.g. it has been switched off but there is voltage at the socket
...then the warning message Wrong voltage on socket! will be shown
above the Event schedule (see Figure #7 above).
This message may also indicate that this socket is defective. For setting
up the socket schedule use the Set schedule button (see Figure 8).
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Figure 8
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Choose the date and time of the scheduled event. If you wish
the events to be executed periodically then check the Loop
option and set the loop period. To commit your changes, press
the Apply button. To delete the entered schedule, press the
Clear schedule button.
Note: The hardware schedule keeps running even when the device is
powered off. However it is recommended not to power off the device
for extended periods as the built-in battery has a limited lifespan. If the
battery dies, the schedule will be completely cleared. The total lifetime
of the battery is no less than 2 years if the device is powered off, and
no less than 5 years if the device is powered on.
4.4. Socket Name settings page
On the Socket name settings page (see Figure 9 below) you
can assign suitable names to the sockets. These names will be
shown on the EnerGenie page and on the Socket pages.
Note: The maximum socket name length is 11 characters.
Hint: Identify your socket with the equipment which is plugged in.
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Figure 9
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4.5. LAN settings page
Figure 10
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On the LAN settings page (see Figure 10 above) you can set up
DHCP, IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway, DNS server and IP
filter (up to 3 IP addresses can then be enabled for remote
access). The new settings will be applied immediately after you
press the Apply button.
IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway, DNS server will be used only
if the DHCP option is disabled.
If you set DHCP option it is recommended for your own
convenience to set up your DHCP server so that it always
provides the same IP address to PMS-LAN. To do that you will
need to know the MAC address of PMS-LAN. It can be found on
this page or on the bottom sticker of the device. The MAC address
is fixed and cannot be changed.
DNS server address is important to be properly set up in case you
wish to enable the NTP timer correction option (see section 4.6
below).
IP filter option is needed to prevent unauthorized access to the
server. It restricts the web server access from any computer with
IP address different from IP1, IP2 and IP3. Make sure that you
input IP1, IP2, and IP3 correctly before enabling this option.
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Power Manager client port is used for connecting with the Power
Manager software, normally it is not needed to change this
setting.
4.6. Device settings page
On the device settings page you can setup name, password and
internal time of the PMS-LAN (Figure 11 below).
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Figure 11
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1. Initialise the internal clock by entering the current local date
and time. Alternatively if the option Use NTP for timer
correction is enabled (by default) then the time will be taken
from the NTP server. The device will try to connect with the
server every 18 hours. The first synchronization would take
place in 15 seconds after you press the Apply button. NTP
server field should have a valid name of NTP server (by
default “pool.ntp.org”). If for any reason the NTP time
correction doesn’t work you can choose the best NTP server
for your country via the website www.pool.ntp.org.
Note: for NTP time correction to work properly the device should have
access to the Internet and have a proper DNS server setting (see
section 4.5 above).
2. Server name can be convenient to identify the web server if
you have more than one PMS-LAN. It is “Server 1” by default.
3. The password is necessary to access PMS-LAN both from
your web browser and the Power Manager software (see
section 6 below). This password is case-sensitive and can be
up to 32 characters long. Alphanumeric characters and
spaces may be entered. Only the first eight characters of the
password are used to access the device with the Power
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Manager software. You will need to enter this password in the
Add LAN device window (see section 7 below).
The Power Manager software accesses PMS-LAN via a particular
client port (by default 5000). You can change this port to any other
except port 80 which is always occupied by the web server.
Use the Apply button to save your settings.
4.7. Web-server logout
You will be logged out automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity.
While you are logged in to the web server, it can’t be accessed
from any other computer. If another user tries to access the web
server which is running an active session the error message will
be shown on the login page: Somebody with another IP has
already logged in. Try again later. In the meantime the Power
Manager software (see section 6) can still access the PMS-LAN.
5. EnerGenie.com device interface
With your free personal account at EnerGenie.com website you
will be able to access your PMS-LAN from anywhere in the world
using any Internet-enabled device (desktop PC, laptop,
smartphone etc). See section 4.2 above on how to register your
PMS-LAN on the server and setup the connection.
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5.1. Logging in
To login into your EnerGenie account just open the webpage
www.energenie.com/user in your Internet browser and enter your
login and password in the login window (see Figure 12 below).
Figure 12
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This page will automatically update itself and will keep
showing you the time when your device was last seen
online (the latest time when the device communicated
with the server) and the status of each socket.
Click your user name to change your account settings.
Click the device to change its name and/or transfer it
to another account.
Click the sockets to change their names
Click the On/Off buttons to switch the sockets on or
off.
Note: the switching command can only be properly executed if the
device is switched on, connected to the Internet and activated.
Note: the Last seen online status information lets you check if the
device keeps communicating with the server.
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6. POWER MANAGER SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
This is available on the Power Manager CD supplied with the unit.
6.1. Finding the PMS-LAN
Install Power Manager software v.4.0.0.0 (or higher) on a PC
connected to your local network.
After a successful installation a socket icon
system tray.
will appear in your
With a right mouse click on the socket icon you will get access to
the Power Manager main menu. Choose LAN devices from the
menu (see Figure 13 below).
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Figure 13
The LAN devices window (see Figure 14 below) will appear, click
the Add button to add a new PMS-LAN device.
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Figure 14
In the Add LAN device window (see Figure 15 below) enter the
correct IP address, port number (5000 by default) and password (1
by default) as configured on the Device settings page (see section
4.6 above) of the web server. To disconnect from the device
uncheck the option Enable, set this option again to regain the
access. Click OK button to return to the LAN devices window.
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Figure 15
Specified device should then appear with a green square next to it
and Connected status in the LAN devices window (see Figure 16
below).
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Figure 16
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To edit the LAN device, select it and click the Edit button, or just
double click on the LAN device
To remove the LAN device, select it and click the Remove button.
You can select multiple LAN devices using Ctrl and Shift keys. You
can also remove all LAN devices by clicking the Clear button
Hint: Use the popup menu which can be activated by the right
mouse button click over the table.
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If the status of PMS-LAN shows the device not to be Connected - it
could be due to the following reasons:
Incorrect IP/Port/Password specified in the Add LAN device
window
PC is not connected to the local network
You are trying to access PMS-LAN from the PC which is not
allowed to do so. Change PC IP address or change IP filter list in
PMS-LAN hardware settings (see section 4.5 above)
PMS-LAN is not connected to local network. To check if the
PMS-LAN is on your local network using the ping test:
Go to Start->Run
Type cmd
Type ping <PMS-LAN IP Address specified in utility> in the
window which would appear
For instance, PMS–LAN with IP address 192.168.2.189 is
connected to the local network. Then the cmd window will look as
shown in the Figure 17 below:
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Figure 17
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PMS-LAN is connected to local network (ping test is ok) but not
responding. Reset PMS-LAN by pressing the Reset button (A) on
the side control panel (see Figure 2 above) or switch it off and then
on again (see Figure 1 above).
Note: The Reset button A (see Figure 2 above) can sometimes help if
PMS-LAN can’t be accessed or works abnormally. The device
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will then be restarted. All the IP settings and device settings will remain the
same as before, but the server time will be reset and all schedules will
become outdated.
6.2. Managing the PMS-LAN
After successful connection, close LAN devices window. You can
now start managing PMS-LAN via the Power Manager interface.
Double click on the socket icon in the system tray or select Open
from the popup menu (see Figure 13 above). You will get the
window of the main control panel shown on the Figure 18below.
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Figure 18
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Double clicking on a socket will switch it on and off (green color
means the socket is switched off; red color means the socket is
switched on). Click the Settings button for each socket to access
the Settings dialog box (see Figure 19 below).
Figure 19
You can choose a different device and another socket from
the Device and Socket drop down list-boxes.
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It is possible name a device and socket (for example Printer
or Scanner) using the Rename button
Check the System tray checkbox if you want to put the icon of
the socket into the system tray. You can choose the icon from
drop down list box. The icon is a simple way to switch the
device connected to the socket on/off or check the device
status
You can also assign a hot key to switch the socket on/off.
Check the Switch ON and Switch OFF checkboxes and
specify the hot keys
To switch the socket on/off on Windows startup (wake up),
check the On Windows startup checkbox and choose the
required action
To switch the socket on/off on the Windows shutdown (sleep),
check the On Windows shutdown checkbox and choose the
required action
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7. Power Manager Core Features
7.1 Setting up the hardware schedule
Using the Hardware schedule button available from the Settings
window you can create the hardware timer schedule (see Figure
20 below). To add a new record, click the Add button.
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Figure 20
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The window Add entry will appear (see Figure 21 below). In
the dialog box, specify the required time and the action
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Figure 21
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To edit the record, select it and click the Edit button or just
double click on the entry. The window Edit entry will appear
(see Figure 22 below)
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Figure 22
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To remove the record, select it and click the Remove button
(see Figure 20 above). You can select multiple entries using
Ctrl and Shift keys. You can also remove all entries from the
schedule by clicking the Clear button (see Figure 20 above)
To repeat your event (for example if you want to perform the
same events every day) use the Loop button (see Figure 20
above) and specify the loop time period in the Edit loop period
window (see Figure 23 below)
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After the schedule record has been created, click the Apply
button (see Figure 20 above) to save the hardware timer
schedule changes. In case of incorrect entries, these will be
highlighted and an error message will appear. Click the Apply
button again after correcting all the errors
Use Sync button (see Figure 20 above) to synchronize device
timer with PC clock. Note that after synchronization past
entries will be removed from the schedule
HINT: Use the popup menu (see Figure 20 above) which can be
activated by the right mouse button click over the table.
The following are the rules for creating a correct schedule:
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The new event time should be in the future
There can not be a duplicate entry
The total quantity of events can not exceed 16 per socket
The total quantity of events also depends on the total
execution period of the schedule
The interval between the present and the last entry can not
exceed 180 days
Without loop the total execution period of the schedule can
not exceed 215 days
Loop period cannot exceed 180 days
NOTE: If the device is powered off, the hardware schedule is still in the
device memory and will be resumed when the power supply is restored.
However the whole schedule will be then delayed by the duration of the
power cut off. The PMS-LAN will start beeping indicating a hardware
schedule problem. Press the “Silence” button once to turn the beeper off
if you wish to ignore the delay in the schedule. Pressing the “Silence”
button again after the beeps have been silenced will cause the schedule
to be adjusted by one minute. Alternatively create and upload a new
schedule using the ‘Timer schedule’ dialog box.
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7.2 Setting up the software schedule
Use the Software schedule button available on the Settings
window to create a software timer schedule (see Figure 24 below).
Note: the software timer schedule will only be executed if the
managing computer is on and the Power Manager is launched.
Figure 24
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To add a new task, click the Add button. The Add task window
will appear (see Figure 25 below)
Figure 25
In the Add task window, check Switch ON time and/or Switch
OFF time checkboxes and specify the time to switch the socked on
and/or off. If you want the same event to be performed periodically,
check Perform task every checkbox and specify the time interval.
You can also add remarks about the task in the Comment field. To
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disable the task, uncheck the Enabled checkbox and to enable the
task again, re-check the checkbox.
 To edit the task, select it (see Figure 25 above) and click the
Edit button or just double click on the task. The Edit task
window will appear (see Figure 26 below)
Figure 26
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To remove the task, select it and click the Remove button
(see Figure 20 above). You may select multiple tasks using
Ctrl and Shift keys. You can also remove all tasks by clicking
the Clear button
Hint: Use the popup menu which can be activated by the right
mouse button click over the table (see Figure 25 above).
7.3 Setting up application events
Using the Application events window you can specify the
socket events when a certain application is launched or closed
down. You can also associate switching the sockets off or on with
placement and removal of particular files in certain folders.
To use this feature push Application events button available
from the Settings window (see section 6.1 above – Figure 19). You
will get the following window (see Figure 27 below).
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Figure 27
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To add a new program event, click the Add app button. The
Add program event dialog will appear (see Figure 28 below)
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Figure 28
Specify the application title and path to it using the Browse (…)
button or typing it manually in the Title and Path name fields. If you
use the Browse (…) button you can also select a shortcut to the
application. In this case the application title and path name will be
taken automatically via the shortcut if possible. After you have
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specified the application, check On run and/or On exit and choose
the event (switch on or off).
Note: The On run event will take place when the first window of the
selected application is opened. The On exit event will take place when the
last window of the application is closed.
Hint: Your device is an advanced standby-killer. Using this feature you
can for example switch your scanner on/off whenever Photoshop is
started/closed.
 To add a new file event, click the Add folder button (see Figure
27 above). The Add file event window will appear (see Figure 29
below).
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Figure 29
Specify the path to the folder you would like to monitor using
the Browse (…) button or typing it manually in the Path name field.
Specify the File name mask using wildcard characters: *, ?. Check
then On placing and/or On removal checkboxes and select the
event and delay.
Note: The On placing event will take place when the first file matching the
specified file name mask is placed into the specified folder. The On
removal event will take place when the last file matching the specified file
name mask is removed from the specified folder.
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Hint: Your device is an advanced standby-killer. Use the Add folder button
to assign c:\\system32\\spool\\printers folder to switch your printer on
whenever you start printing and to switch it off again whenever you are
ready with printing.
Hint: If you have several printers connected to the same computer, we
suggest moving default spool directory of each printer to a separate
location.
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To edit the event, select it and click the Edit button, or just
double click on the event (see Figure 27 above). The Edit file
event window will appear (see Figure 30 below)
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Figure 30
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To remove the event, select it and click the Remove button
(see Figure 27 above). You can select multiple events using
Ctrl and Shift keys. You can also remove all events by clicking
the Clear button
HINT: Use the popup menu which can be activated by the right
mouse button click over the table.
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8. Power Manager advanced features
The following information is for advanced users which wish to
have full access to the advanced features of the PMS-LAN. Click
the Advanced features button available from the Settings window
(see section 6.1 above). The following window will then appear
(see Figure 31 below).
Figure 31
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8.1. Processing the alarms
Whenever the actual measured voltage on the manageable
socket deviates from the status set by your switching tasks, it is called
a Voltage alarm.
The Voltage alarm can for example be caused by a blackout
and will be resolved after power returns. The Voltage alarm can also
be triggered if for any reason a switching task could not be carried out
(switching malfunction).
The default action by an alarm is to record this event into a log
file and show a popup Alarm log window (see Figure 32 below).
Figure 32
You might wish to process this situation in a different way, e.g.
send an email message somewhere etc.
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Check the Disable alarm log window checkbox to disable
popup Alarm log window (applies to all devices)
Check the When alarm goes on checkbox, then click
Browse(…) button to select the desired program to
launched whenever a voltage alarm is triggered
Check the When alarm goes off checkbox, then click
Browse(…) button to select the desired program to
launched after the alarm status (see above) is resolved
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8.2. Setting up network devices
To avoid other users having to access the PMS-LAN via the
IP address, it can be declared as a shared device on the server.
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To make the PMS-LAN shared on your computer press the
button Device sharing... in the Advanced features window (see Figure
31 above). The window Device sharing will appear (see Figure 33
below)
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Figure 33
Set the checkbox Share this device via network if you want to
enable the network access to the device (via this PC). To prevent
unauthorized access to the device enter the access password in
the field Password. Note: Port 6100 should be open. Contact your LAN
administrator for further details.
To be able to use this shared PMS-LAN on a client PC choose
Shared devices from the Main menu (see Figure 13 above). You
will get the following window (see Figure 34 below).
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Figure 34
To add a new remote device, press the Add button. You will
see the window Add network device (see Figure 35 below).
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Figure 35
Enter the network name of the server which is connected to
the PMS-LAN in the field Hostname. Enter the name of the target
PMS-LAN in the field Device name. Enter access password in the
field Password. To disconnect from the device uncheck the option
Enable, set this option on again to regain the access. To locate the
shared device in your local network, click the button Find. A dialog
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box Find network device will appear. Choose the proper server and
then the device and click OK button.
To edit the network device, select it and click the Edit button,
or just double click on the network device (see Figure 34 above).
The Edit network device window will appear (see Figure 36 below).
Figure 36
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To remove the network device, select it and click the Remove
button (see Figure 20 above). You can select multiple network
devices using Ctrl and Shift keys. You can also remove all
network devices by clicking the Clear button
HINT: Use the popup menu which is available with the right mouse
button click over the table.
8.3. Managing the PMS-LAN via your own software
To let you switch the sockets from your own applications the
following command line interface syntax is supported:
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pm.exe -[on | off] -device name -socket name
Examples:
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"C:\Program Files\Energenie\Power
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"E:\Utils\PM3\pm.exe"
Table lamp
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EnerGenie
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Execute pm.exe with -info key (pm.exe –info) to get the
complete information about the status of the current devices.
For each of the connected devices the following information
will then be provided and placed into Info.ini file in the Power
Manager folder:
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DeviceName - the user specified device name
Socket#name, where # is replaced by a certain socket
number - the user specified socket name
Socket#SwitchState, where # is replaced by a certain socket
number - TRUE, when the socket is switched on, FALSE,
when the socket is switched off
Socket#VoltageState, where # is replaced by a certain socket
number - TRUE, when voltage presence on the socket is
detected, FALSE, when there is no voltage on the socket;
Example:
NOTE: Each use of this command line option totally overrides the data in
Info.ini file.
NOTE: Power Manager should be active.
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9. Troubleshooting
Problem
The circuit breaker is
activated (tripped).
The switching command is
not carried out, the rocker
switch and indicators are not
lit.
The status of PMS-LAN in
Power Manager does not
become Connected
PMS-LAN is connected to
local network (ping test is
ok) but not responding.
Connection to PMS-LAN is
lost. It seems something is
wrong with its IP address.
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The load connected to the device is
too high, some of the devices
connected to the PMS-LAN should be
disconnected and the circuit breaker
should be reset.
There is no power supply to the PMSLAN. Please, make sure the PMS-LAN
is connected to the power supply and
the rocker switch is switched on.
Try to ping the device (see section 6.1
above)
Reset PMS-LAN by pressing the
Reset button on the side control panel
(see Figure 2 above) or switch it off
and then on again using the Main
rocker switch Z (see Figure 1 above).
Make sure PMS-LAN is connected to
LAN and switched on. Launch Find
PMS-LAN utility. You can also try to
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use the IP config (C) button to let the
device renew its IP address (see
section 3.2 above)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What appliances can I use this extension lead for?
Answer: As it is 13A rated, it can be used with any household
device.
Q: Can the PMS-LAN unit be used outside?
Answer: No, this product is for indoor use only.
Q: Can each socket be programmed individually?
Answer: Yes, there are four sockets that are controlled
separately. The other two sockets are uncontrolled and always
powered when the power switch is ON.
Q. Does the unit have to be connected to the computer at all times?
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A: No the unit has internal hardware timers for each controlled
socket that allows it to operate disconnected from the computer
once it has been programmed.
Q. I am having trouble connecting to my device via the internet. It just
says Activated. Trying to connect in the browser.
A: A problem with your DNS ip address settings could also be
causing this. The DNS settings are set on the web interface page
of the device. Please check the DNS address has a valid value –
not 0.0.0.0. You can check this against your router. Typically you
can log into your router via you browser using address
192.168.0.1 which is common. You need to know the router login
id and password e.g. admin and ???? Most likely the DNS server
address from your router will have been automatically inserted
with your internet service provider’s DNS server address.
Q. I can operate it ok over my own local network and via the power
manager software. However, when I try connecting over the internet it
doesn’t connect. After I log in, it brings up a message that it is
executing a command and nothing further happens.
A: There might be a conflict/problem with your router
settings. Make sure that the router permits the transmission
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of UDP pockets from device to the outside via port 1025 ( Typical
NAT configuration allows this). Please check the DNS server has
been set up as in the previous question.
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