Date printed: 01-17-2019   Last updated: 05-02-2011

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Applies to versions: 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11

Installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Battery Backup

TimeIPS now supports graceful shut down with APC brand Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery backup devices. Most APC brand SmartUPS and BackUPS devices are supported. The IPSIPS module is required.

Security Level Required: System Administrator

Using the left pane Main Menu, click on: Administration » System Administration » System Settings


  1. Plug TimeIPS into the UPS device once TimeIPS has been properly shut down.


    1. Shut down your TimeIPS system by clicking on the Shutdown Server button in the System Management tab of the page.

      NOTE: Wait until the system completely shuts down, indicated by the small LCD display turning off.


    3. Unplug the power cord from the wall and wait at least 60 seconds.


    5. Plug the power cord into the UPS device and TimeIPS will restart.

      NOTE: If TimeIPS does not start the boot process after plugging the power cord into the UPS device, unplug the power cord and wait at least 60 seconds so the power can drain completely from the motherboard and reset capacitor.


    7. Once TimeIPS has completed booting back up, which may take up to 5 minutes, login and return to the System Settings page.



  3. Select the UPS Cable Type, Notify of Power Loss after time frame, and Automatically Shut Down time frame in the pull-downs.


  5. Click on the Update UPS Settings button to save the changes.


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