UPSMON-Plus Monitoring Software Installation Guide
Using the UPSMON-Plus Monitoring Software
With UPSMON-Plus UPS Monitoring software, you can:
Monitor battery level, load level, input and output current.
Schedule daily, weekly, or monthly battery self tests, shutdowns, and start ups.
Review UPS events by displaying the Event List and the Event Graph.
Set up the e-mail notificationwhich is regarding the UPS events, such as power outages and
scheduled shutdowns.
• Set up the time between power failure and PC shutdown.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE : We recommend you logged on as an administrator to install the UPSMON-Plus.
Opening the UPSMON-Plus UPS Monitoring
To open the UPSMON-Plus UPS Monitoring software :
Double-click the UPSMON-Plus icon
in the system tray, or click Start on the taskbar, choose All
Programs, UPSMON , and then select UPSMON again.
UPSMON-Plus buttons and indicators
UPSMON-Plus Software Buttons and Indicators
Button or
System Configuration: Select to set up time spans before a power
failure, warning message, and shutdown occurs.
Schedule: Select to set up daily, weekly, or monthly shutdowns,
startups, or self tests.
Event Graph: Select to display a graph of recent UPS condition,
such as input and output voltage, input and output frequency, load
level, battery level, and dates and time.
Self Test: Select to perform a test to determine whether the UPS is
working correctly.
E-mail: Select to set up an e-mail notification when there is a power
failure, a self test, or the other UPS event.
Event List: Select to display a list of recent UPS events such as: a
power failure, connection error, and shutdown and backup activity.
Battery Low: Red indicates the battery has less than 26% charge.
Power Fail: Yellow indicates a power failure.
Power Normal: Green indicates there is sufficient power.
Battery Level: Displays the UPS charge condition. When the charge
is less than 26%, the Battery Level status bar turns red, and the UPS
beeps each second.
Load Level: Displays battery load level for the UPS outlets.
Input and Output Voltage: Displays input voltage to the UPS and
output voltage from the UPS.
Input and Output Frequency: Displays input frequency to the UPS
and output frequency from the UPS.
Temperature: Displays the temperature of the UPS.
Normal: Indicates whether UPS is working correctly and power is
UPSMON-Plus self test mode: Indicates if the UPS is in self-test
Battery is damaged: The battery needs to be replaced.
UPS is damaged: UPS needs to be serviced or replaced.
Power overload: Indicates the UPS is experiencing a power
Next Scheduled Shutdown: Indicates UPS when the next scheduled
shutdown is set to occur.
Next Scheduled Start up: Indicates UPS when the next scheduled
start up is set to occur.
Setting up the UPSMON-Plus configuration
The total time span between a power failure and a PC and UPS shutdown depends on how many devices
are connected to the UPS and the battery load level. For example, you could have 10minutes of potential
time available with a low battery load, or you could have approximately 2 to 5 minutes of potential time
available with a higher battery load. The UPSMON-Plus overrides any system configuration time spans
that are inconsistent with the actual battery load level.
To set up your UPSMON-Plus:
1. Click the System Configuration button on the main window of the UPSMON-Plus.
2. Below conditions are only considered at the check-box been clicked up.
3. "Power Failure Windows Shutdown Delay" : after this period of time, your PC is goint to
shutdown (300 default setting) ==>(1)
4. "Battery limited capacity shutdown" : once the battery is decemding to this level, your PC is going
to shutdown (30 % default) ==>(1)
5. "Low battery shutdown" : if the status of the battery is low, your PC is immediately going to
shutdown ==> (1)
When the certain one of the (1)itme-conditions is fulfilled, the PC would at once execute
shutdown function
6. "UPS shutdown Delay" : this duation is afford to shutdown the PC (2 minute default
7. Shut down type : Shut down is completely running out of the procedures to save the programs to
the hard disk then turn off the OS .
8. Shut down type : Hibernate is a feature to write the OS contents to hard disk before powering off
the system. Then programs can continue executing when the OS be restored.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE-1 : If you click no any (1)item-checkbox, it means you only monitor the UPS but without
PC shutdown.
NOTE-2 : If you invalid the (2)item-checkbox, it would not send the signal to turn off the UPS.
NOTE-3 : In Windows 2003 and XP ==> You also have to enable the hibernate in Power Options
Properties to support this function.
9. There are 3 steps to complete the "Time to Execute Command file (sec)"
a . When the time of the "power failure Windows shutdown delay (sec)" ran out.
b. Then UPSMON starts to "execute the user's command file" within this time.
c . After the "Time to Execute Command File(sec)", UPSMON would commit the OS shutdown
and send out the command to turn off the UPS on time.
10.As the "Message Setup", it will immediately execute the user's command file when that certain
UPS event occurs.
11."Enable Power Failure UPS Sound Control" : By these choices, you can manage the warning-beep
alarm or not when the power failure occurs.
a . Sound ON : The UPS will loudly beep as soon as blackout happen.
b . Sound OFF : The UPS will keep silence even the UPS restart itself.
c . Sound OFF From A to B : Set up the regulation when you don't want to hear any warning.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE : If you manually restart the UPS, the sound regulation of your UPS will back to the
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12.Click OK when you are finished.
Configurating the E-mail notification feature
The UPSMON-Plus allows you to set up e-mail notifications when certain events occur.
To configure the UPSMON-Plus e-mail notification:
Click the E-mail button on the main window of the UPSMON-Plus Monitor program.
Use your keyboard to enter the SMTP Server, User, Send To, and Subject information.
Type in messages you want to receive when certain UPS events occur.
Click OK.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: This feature requires your e-mail account to have an SMTP Server.
Checking the Event List and Event Graph
You can use the Event List and Event Graph windows to check the UPS events. These
windows display past events up to 12 months.
Event List
In the Event List window, you can select the Displayed All Events check box to see all events of the past
twelve months, or you can enter a specific date range to view your selected events. You must select each
event you want to see by selecting or deselecting the event check boxes at the bottom of the window. You
also have the option of printing a record of these events.The battery events that can be displayed include:
Program startup
Program stopped
Start monitor
Connection error
System shutdown
Power failure
Low battery
Power restored
UPS shutdown
Bad battery
Schedule started
Schedule shutdown
UPS Self test
Event Graph
The Event Graph allows you to display time by days, hours, minutes, and even seconds. The Event Graph
displays all of the indicators that are displayed on the main window of the UPSMON-Plus. These
indicators include:
Input and Output Voltage
Load Level
Input and Output Frequency
Battery Level
Data Time
Scheduling UPSMON-Plus events
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: A shutdown must be scheduled before a start up can be scheduled.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To schedule an UPSMON-Plus event:
1. Click the Schedule button on the main window of the UPSMON-Plus.
2. There are 5 choices can be scheduled : UPS shutdown and start up, Beeper on or off, battery
self test. However the UPS shutdown have to be set time earlier than start up.
3. Select the below time options that you want to make the schedure.
4. Month setup : UPSMON-Plus carry out every month
5. Weekly setup:UPSMON-Plus carry out every week
6. Daily setup: UPSMON-Plus carry out everyday
7. Your scheduled event appears on the calendar window.
UPSMON-Plus self test
It is important to perform periodic self tests to assure that the UPS is working properly to protect your PC
and connected peripheral devices. You can schedule self tests by clicking the Schedule button in the main
You can also perform a manual battery self test, by pressing the Test button on the front of the UPSMONPlus. When a successful test is complete, the following message displays:
UPSMON-Plus Green Mode
While the UPS is discharging with zero load:To save the battery capacity, the UPS will
automatically turn the output voltage off in a period of time. Then the output voltage will not turn on until
the utility is restored.
• Setup Green Mode ON : Enable this function to support the Green Mode.
• Setup Green Mode OFF : Disable this function.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: Some types of the UPS does not provide this function.
Launching the software message
Whenever you launch the UPSMON-Plus, a Start monitor message is displayed. Click OK to begin
configuring the software with your system.
Power Failure messages
When there is a blackout, the UPS switches to battery mode. The UPS supplies power to the system and
then shuts down the system after a determined amount of minutes that was set in the System
Configuration window. However, if the battery level drops down to 30%, a Low Battery alert appears.
When a Low Battery alert appears, the PC starts to shut down after 10 seconds.
Power Restored messages
When power is restored, the following message displays:
Connection Error messages
When the connection between the PC and UPS is lost, the following message displays:
Setting up the PC BIOS to enable PC startup
Your PC BIOS has to be set up to a Power On state, then it could support the UPSMON-UPS to control
PC startups. Basically, you need to enter the PC BIOS Setup screen and then select the Power On setting
to be the default.
To change your BIOS setting:
1. Restart your PC.
2. When the PC brand logo screen appears, press the correct key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS
Setup window. For general PCs, press the delete key.
3. Use your arrow keys on the keyboard to select the correct power option.
4. Select the correct setting to enable PC power always on. For general PCs, use your arrow keys to
enable "Restore on AC Power Loss".
5. Save your changes.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: Each PC varies in how to enter and make changes to the BIOS settings.
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