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ViewPower

UsersManual

ManagementSoftwareforUninterruptiblePowerSupplySystems

TableofContents
1.

ViewPowerOverview...........................................................................................2
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
1.4.

2.

ViewPowerInstallandUninstall ...................................................................3
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.

3.

Introduction..............................................................................................................................2
Structure.....................................................................................................................................2
Applications ..............................................................................................................................3
Features ......................................................................................................................................3
SystemRequirement ...........................................................................................................3
SoftwareInstall......................................................................................................................4
SoftwareUninstall .............................................................................................................. 11

ServiceTrayApplication...................................................................................11
3.1.
StartMonitor ..........................................................................................................................12
3.2.
StopMonitor...........................................................................................................................12
3.3.
Configuration .........................................................................................................................12
3.3.1. PortModification.........................................................................................................12
3.3.2. ViewPowerStartAndExitSetting....................................................................13
3.3.3. SoftwareUpgrades ....................................................................................................13
3.3.4. ConfigurationSaved..................................................................................................15
3.4.
SoftwareUpdate ..................................................................................................................15
3.5.
DebugMode ............................................................................................................................16
3.6.
OpenMonitor..........................................................................................................................17
3.7.
MessageBoard......................................................................................................................17
3.8.
Exit ...............................................................................................................................................18

4.

ViewPowerGUIInterface................................................................................18
4.1.
Refresh ......................................................................................................................................19
4.2.
UPSSearching .......................................................................................................................20
4.3.
UPSNavigation .....................................................................................................................21
4.3.1. MonitoredUPSInformation..................................................................................21
4.3.2. UPSRemoteControl&Monitor ..........................................................................22

5.

ViewPowerFunctionMenu..............................................................................23
5.1.
ViewPowerConfiguration...............................................................................................23
5.1.1. PasswordConfiguration .........................................................................................23
5.1.2. SMSConfiguration......................................................................................................24
5.1.3. EmailConfiguration.................................................................................................26
5.1.4. EventActionConfiguration...................................................................................28
5.1.5. WakeonLAN .................................................................................................................29
5.1.6. Com.PortPlugAndPlaySetting.........................................................................30
5.1.7. LogSetting .....................................................................................................................31
5.1.8. ModBusCommunicationSetting........................................................................31
5.2.
UPSSetting .............................................................................................................................32
5.2.1. LocalShutdown ...........................................................................................................32
5.2.2. RemoteShutdown......................................................................................................35
5.2.3. ParameterSetting......................................................................................................36
5.2.4. PurchasingInformation..........................................................................................38
5.3.
Control .......................................................................................................................................39
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5.3.1. RealtimeControl........................................................................................................39
5.3.2. ScheduledOn/Off.......................................................................................................40
5.3.3. ScheduledBatterySelfTest.................................................................................41
5.4.
View.............................................................................................................................................42
5.4.1. Status.................................................................................................................................42
5.4.2. History...............................................................................................................................45
5.5.
Format........................................................................................................................................49
5.6.
Language ..................................................................................................................................49
5.7.
Help..............................................................................................................................................49

AppendixA:Glossary ......................................................................................................51

1.ViewPowerOverview

1.1. Introduction
ViewPower is UPS management software which is perfect for home users and
enterprises. It can monitor and manage from one to multiple UPSs in a networked
environment,eitherLANorINTERNET. Itcannotonlypreventdatalossfrompower
outageandsafelyshutdownsystems,butalsostoreprogrammingdataandscheduled
shutdownUPSs.

1.2. Structure
ViewPowerincludesViewPowerservice,GUI(userinterface)andViewPowericon.
ViewPowerserviceisthecoreofViewPowersoftware.Itsasystemprogramrunningin
thebackend.ItwillcommunicatewithUPS,recordevent,notifyuserswithevents,and
executecommandaccordingtousersrequest.
GUI is operated in Browser and communicated with backend program. Users can
monitorUPSsforrealtimestatus,informationandmodifyUPSsettingparametersvia
GUI.
ViewPowericonismanagingtoolforViewPowersoftware.WhenViewPowerisactivated,
thereisanorangeplugiconlocatedintaskbar.Italsowilldisplaypopupdialogfor
currentUPSstatus.
NOTE1:TrayicononlyexistsunderWindowsOS.
NOTE2:Supportedbrowser:InternetExplorer,Mozilla,Firefox,NetscapeNavigator,

Googlechrome,Safari,Opera,AvantBrowser,andDeepnetExplorer.

1.3. Applications
l MonitorandmanagethelocalUPSconnectedtolocalcomputer
l MonitorandmanageotherUPSs(withsoftwareinstalled)inLAN
l RemotemonitorandmanageotherUPSsviaINTERNETfromremotePC(with
softwareinstalled)

1.4. Features
l AllowscontrolandmonitoringofmultipleUPSsviaLANandINTERNET
l RealtimedynamicgraphsofUPSdata(voltage,frequency,loadlevel,battery
capacity)
l SafelyOSshutdownandprotectionfromdatalossduringpowerfailure
l Warning notifications via audible alarm, popup screen, broadcast, mobile
messenger,andemail
l ScheduledUPSon/off,batterytest,programmableoutletcontrol,andaudible
alarmcontrol
l Passwordsecurityprotectionandremoteaccessmanagement

2.ViewPowerInstallandUninstall

2.1. SystemRequirement
l 512MBphysicalmemoryatleast(1GBisrecommended)
l 1GBharddiskspaceatleast
l Administratorauthorityisrequired
l More than 16bit colors and 800 x 600 or above resolution display is
recommended
l TCP/IPprotocolmustbeinstalledfornetworkmanagement
l Anavailablecommunicationport(RS232serialportorUSBport)isneeded

l Platformssupportedbysoftwarearelistedbelow:
Windows2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/2012(32bit&x64bit)
Windows7/8(32bit&x64bit)
WindowsSBS2011
LinuxRedHat8,9
LinuxRedHatEnterpriseAS3,AS5,AS6(32bit)
LinuxRedHatEnterpriseAS6(64bit)
LinuxRedHatEnterprise5.2(32bit&64bit)
LinuxSUSE10(32bit&64bit)
LinuxCentOS5.4(32bit&64bit)
LinuxUbuntu8.X,9.X,10.X(32bit)
LinuxUbuntu10.X(64bit)
LinuxUbuntu12.04(32bit&64bit)
LinuxMint14.1(32bit&64bit)
LinuxFedora5
LinuxOpenSUSE11.2(32bit&64bit)
LinuxDebian5.x,6.x(32bit)
LinuxDebian6.x(64bit)
MacOS10.5
MacOS10.6/10.7/10.8(x64bit)
Solaris10forx86

2.2. SoftwareInstall
Step1 InsertthesoftwareCDintoCDROM. Willdisplaytheinstallationmenu,oryou
canrunautorun.exetostarttheinstallationinCDdirectory.Refertothe
diagram21.

Diagram21

Step2 PCwillshowthefollowingscreenasDiagram22.ThenClickinstallbuttonto
starttheinstallation.

Diagram22
Step1 Afterclickinginstall,itwilldisplaytheinstallationinprocess.Refertothe
diagram23.

Diagram23
Step2 ChoosewantedlanguageandclickOKasdiagram24.

Diagram24

Step3 ClickNexttoproceedtothenextscreenasDiagram25.

Diagram25
Step4 ClickChoosebuttontochangethedefaultfolder.Afterchoosingtheinstalled
folder,clickNextbutton.Refertothefollowingdiagram26.

Diagram26
Step5 ChoosetheshortcutfolderandclickNextbutton.Refertothefollowing
diagram27.

Diagram27
Step6 Itwilldisplaythesoftwaresummarybeforeinstallation.ClickInstallbuttonto
starttheinstallationandrefertoDiagram28.

Diagram28
Step7 ClickDonebuttontoconfirmtheinstallationcompletely.
RefertoDiagram29.

Diagram29
Note:Pleaseuninstallthepreviousversionbeforeinstallthenewversionsoftware.
If detecting installed ViewPower during installation, it will remind users to
uninstalloldversionfirst.RefertoDiagram210.

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Diagram210

2.3. SoftwareUninstall
Note:Beforeuninstallsoftware,youmuststopallsoftwareprogramsfirstandthenlog
inasAdministrator!Otherwiseitcan'tbeuninstalledcompletely.
Please choose Start >> All Programs >> ViewPower >> Uninstall. Then follow the
onscreeninstructiontouninstallthesoftware.

3.ServiceTrayApplication
TheInstallerwillleaveashortcuticononyourdesktop.Simplyclicktheshortcut.Then
itwillstartthe software anddisplayanorangeplugiconlocatedintaskbar.Tolaunchthe
GUI,doubleclicktheplugiconorchooseOpenMonitorbyclickingrightbuttonofthe
mouse.Refertobelowdiagram.
Or,usetheStartMenumethodStart>>AllPrograms>>ViewPower>>ViewPower

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Shortcuticon

ViewPowericon

3.1. StartMonitor
Thissoftwarewillbeautomaticallyactivatedwheninstallingitasserviceapplication.
Atthistime,userscanremotemonitortheupsthroughwebbrowsereventhoughusers
donotlogininoperationsystem.
Ifserviceapplicationcannotberegisteredsuccessfully,whenstartingupservice
trayservice,itwillautomaticallyactivatemonitoringapplication.Ifitsfailedorstopped
manually,simplyclickStartMonitortoactivateit.
Start Monitor will check if monitoring application is registered as service
application.Ifitssuccessfully,thissoftwarewillbeactivatedfromservicemode.Ifnot,
thissoftwarewillbeactivatedasmonitoringmode.Userscanidentifytheapplication
modefromtrayiconasbelow:
l Monitoringapplicationisnotactivatedsuccessfully:
l Monitoringapplicationisactivatedasservicemode:
l Monitoringapplicationisactivatedasapplicationmode:

3.2. StopMonitor
ClickStopMonitortostopmonitoringapplication.

3.3. Configuration
3.3.1.PortModification

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Ifportconflictoccurs,youmaymodifyvalueoftrayport.Thedefaultsettingfor
trayportislistedasbelow(RefertosectionAinDiagram31):
l WebServiceport:15178
l Webserviceshutdownport:8005
l AJPport:8009
Youmaymodifythevalueoftrayporttoanynumberbetween0to65536.If
valueentryisused,thesystemwillreminduserstoenteranothernumber
again.
NOTE1:PleasedoNOTmodifyportvalueunlessportconflictoccurs.This
modificationwillaffectremotemonitoringwebsite.Forexample,ifchangingweb
serviceportto15177,thentheremotemonitoringwebsitewillchangeto
http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:15177/ViewPower
NOTE2Toavoidpossibleconflicts,pleasedoNOTentervaluewithlessthan4
digits.

3.3.2.ViewPowerStartAndExitSetting
RefertosectionBinDiagram31forthedetailedconfigurationofViewPower
startandexitsetting:
l Server startup type: If Autois selected, the software will automatically
start up when PC is turned on. If Manually is selected, users have to
manuallystarttheViewPowersoftware.
l Exittostopmonitoring:Ifselected,itwillcompletelyexitsoftwarewithout
monitoringservice.Ifunselected,itwillcontinuemonitoringserviceinthe
backendeventhoughexitfromsoftware.

3.3.3.SoftwareUpgrades
Refer to section C in Diagram 31 for the detailed configuration for online
upgrade:
l Specify the URL for update files: This is the directory to online update
software.Pleasedonotchangeitunlessitsinstructedbysoftwarevendor.
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l Savefilesto:Thedirectorytosavefiles.
l Onlineautoupdate:Ifselected,itwillautomaticallycheckifthere isany
newversionlaunchedonlineevery1hour.
l Ifapplyingonlineupgrade,pleasefollowbelowforconfiguration:
1. SelectApplytheproxyconfiguration
2. EnterIPaddressandportofserver
3. IfIDidentificationisrequested,selectEnableauthenticationandenter
UserNameandPassword.
l Connectiontest:Clickthisbuttontotestifallconfigurationsaresetupwell.

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Diagram31

3.3.4.ConfigurationSaved
ClickApplybuttontosaveallchangesinConfigurationpage.ClickCancelto
stopthechange.

3.4. SoftwareUpdate
Softwareupdateincludesonlineupdateandmanuallyupdate:
l OnlineUpdate:
Click Online Update to search the latest software version. If there is new
version,itwillautomaticallydownloadandupdate.RefertoDiagram32

Diagram32
l ManuallyUpdate:
Userscanmanuallyupdatethesoftware.Followbelowsteps
1ClickManuallyUpdatefromfunctionmenu.RefertoDiagram33.

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Diagram33
2ClickBrowsetochoosefiledirectory.AndthenclickUpgradetoupgrade
software.RefertoDiagram34.

Diagram34

3.5. DebugMode
Ifdebugmodeisactivated,thesoftwarewillrecordprocessofUPSsearching
and communication into log so that it can be analyzed when communication
failureoccurs.
l Start:ClickStarttoactivatedebugmode.RefertoDiagram35.Click
Stoptostoprecording.RefertoDiagram36.

Diagram35
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Diagram36
l Logs:ClickLogstocheckthelogrecords.RefertoDiagram37.

Diagram37

3.6. OpenMonitor
ClickOpenMonitortoopenmonitorpage.

3.7. MessageBoard
Userscancheckmessageboardforeventlist.RefertoDiagram38

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Diagram38

3.8. Exit
ClickExittoexistserviceapplication

4.ViewPowerGUIInterface
TheGUIhasfivesectionsasmarkedintheillustrationbelow:

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Diagram41
A.FunctionMenuofferscompletetoolsetfornavigatingandsettingtheGUI.
B.ShortcutMenuprovidesshortcutstomorecommonlyusedfunctions.
C.CurrentMonitoringInformationdisplaysuserIDandmonitoredUPSname.
D.UPSNavigationindicatesallUPSlocationsinnetworkedenvironment.
E.MainWindowcontainsinformationand/orcontrolsthatchangewitheachfunction
menuorshortcutmenuselected.

4.1. Refresh
ClicktheRefreshicon

torefreshscreen(RefertoDiagram42).

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Diagram42

4.2. UPSSearching
Step1 ClicktheUPSSearchingicon
Step2 ClicktheUPSsearchicon

tosearchUPSdevicesinLANorINTERNET.
(RefertoDiagram43).

Diagram43

l AutoLansearch: SelectthewebsegmentfromComboBox,andthenclickthe
searchbuttonasrequired
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l ManualInternetsearch:
1. Precisesearch:InputthedesignatedIPaddress,andthenclickthesearch
buttonforsearching
2. Relatedsearch:InputaIPaddressranging,andclickthesearchbuttonto
activatethesearching
Note:Theperiodlastonrelatedsearchisproportionaltotherangeofprovided
IPaddress

4.3. UPSNavigation
ItdisplaysallUPSsfoundthroughUPSsearchingfunction.
CURRENTmeanscurrentlyconnectedPCandUPSdevice
LANmeansconnectedPCsandUPSdevicesinlocalareanetwork
INTERNETmeansconnectedPCsandUPSdevicesinwideareanetwork
NOTE:ThedefinitionofLANandINTERNETdependsonthelocalPClocation.

4.3.1.MonitoredUPSInformation
Select one UPS from UPS navigation and it will displaycomplete UPS information in
mainwindow.RefertoDiagram44.
l UPS rated information includes rated VA, rated output voltage, rated output
frequency,ratedoutputcurrent,andratedbatteryvoltage.
l Batteryinformationincludesbatterygroupnumbers.
l PurchasinginformationmeansUPSpurchasingdate,batterypurchasingdate,
warrantyforUPS,andwarrantyforbattery.

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Diagram44
NOTE:ThisdisplayscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPS.

4.3.2.UPSRemoteControl&Monitor
IfyouwanttocontrolandsetuptheremoteUPS,youmustloginasanadministrator.
TherearetwowaystoremotemonitorUPS:
Method one: Double click any UPS from LAN or INTERNET and it will pop up a
messagewindowtoconfirmthemonitoringaction.Refertobelowdiagram45.

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Diagram45
Select Yes and it will open another new window to display remote UPS
information.RefertoDiagram46.

Diagram46
NOTE:ThisdisplayscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPS.

Method 2: Open browser and enter the remote PC IP address and 15178. For
example,remotePCIPaddressis202.16.53.142.
Please enter http://202.16.53.142:15178/ViewPower in browser. Refer to
Diagram47

Diagram47

5.ViewPowerFunctionMenu

5.1. ViewPowerConfiguration
5.1.1.PasswordConfiguration
Itspasswordconfigurationforadministratoronly.Beforeoperatingandconfiguringthe

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software, please login first and modify the password. The default password is
administratoratfirstlogin. UserscanonlybrowseUPSstatusandinformationas
GueststatuswithoutloginasanAdministrator.GuestcanNOTcontrolorexecutiveany
setting.
Modifypassword
Step1 SelectViewPowerConfiguration>>Password.RefertoDiagram51.

Diagram51
Step2 Enteroldpassword,newpassword,andretypenewpasswordinconfirm
passwordcolumntomodifypasswordforadministrator.(Thepasswordshould
beatleast6digits)ThenclickApplybuttontosuccessfullymodifypassword
foradministrator.
NOTE1:SimplyclickLoginbuttononthetoprightcornertologinthesoftware.
NOTE2:Ifpasswordisforgotten,itsnecessarytoreinstallthesoftware.

5.1.2.SMSConfiguration
Its for entering SMS receiver list. In the event of an alarm condition occurring, a
messageaboutUPSstatuswillbesenttothespecifiedusersviamobilephone.Forthe
eventreceivinglist,pleaseconfigureinEventActioncolumn(refertosection514).
Step1 ChooseViewPowerConfiguration>>SMS.RefertoDiagram52.

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Diagram52
Step2 Selectcommunicationportandbaudrate.
Step3 EntermobilephonenumbersinPhoneno.columnandclickAddbuttonto
addphoneno.inReceiversList.Todeletenumbers,simplyselectphoneno.
fromReceiverslistandclickDelete.
Step4 ClickApplybuttontosaveallchanges.TheTestbuttoncanbeusedtosend
testSMStoconfirmthecorrectoperation.Ifallparametersaresetupcorrectly,
systemwillsendatestmessagetoallreceiversandpopupasuccessful
message.(RefertoDiagram53)Otherwise,itwillpopupafailuredialogto
indicatethereisanerrorforparametersetting.(RefertoDiagram54)

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Diagram53

Diagram54
NOTE:ItsrequiredtopluginGSMModemifsendingSMStomobilephone.

5.1.3.EmailConfiguration
ThisfeatureenablestheconfigurationtosendalarmmailbySMTPserver.Fortheevent
receivinglist,pleaseconfigureinEventActioncolumn(refertosection5.1.4).
Tousethisfunction,theemailservicemustbecorrectconfiguredonthecomputer.All
valuesinthisfunctionpagearedefaultempty.Thisactioncantbeexecutedwithoutthe

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SMTPinformation,emailaccount,andpassword.Besides,thesenderaccountshould
beallowedforSMTP/POP3forwarding.

Step1 SelectViewPowerConfiguration>>Email.RefertoDiagram55.

Diagram55
Step2 EnterSMTPserver,SMTPport,SendfromEmailaddress,Usernameand
password.Clickcheckboxofpasswordauthenticationneededforpassword
verify.
NOTE:IfusingExchangeServerformailboxsystem,itsrequiredtoconfigure
ExchangeserverdomainnameinSMTPseverandselectExchange
server,thenclickApplybutton.
Step3 EntercorrectemailaccountsinEmailcolumn.ThenclickAddtoaddinto
receiverslist.Todeleteemailaccount,simplyselectaccountsfromReceivers
listandclickDeletebutton.
Step4 ClickApplytosaveallchanges.TheTestbuttoncanbeusedtosendatest
emailtoallreceiverstoconfirmcorrectoperation.Whenthetestemailsare
successfullysenttospecificrecipients,itwillpopupasuccessfulmessageon
operatedPC.Otherwise,itwillpopupafailuredialogtoindicatethereisan
errorforparametersetting.
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5.1.4.EventActionConfiguration
ItstoconfigureresponseactionsforUPSevents.Softwareprovidessixresponse
actionsaftereventsoccur.
1.Eventrecord:Itwillrecordeventtodataloginsoftwareaftereventsoccur.
Thisfunctionisdefaultselected.
2.Computeralarm:Computerwillbeeptoremindusersaftereventsoccur.This
functionisonlyavailableforWindowsOS.
3.Warningdialog(local):Itwillpopupamessagedialogaroundthesoftware
orangeplugiconintaskbaraftereventsoccur.Thisfunctionisdefaultselected.
4.Broadcast:ItwillsendtheeventmessagetoallPCswithsoftwareinstalledin
LANnetwork.
5.SMS:Itwillsendtheeventmessagetospecificmobilephonenumbersafter
eventsoccur.
6.Email:Itwillsendtheeventemailtoassignedemailaccountsafterevents
occur.
Step1 SelectViewPowerConfiguration>>EventAction.RefertoDiagram56.

Diagram56
NOTE:ThedisplayedeventlistmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.

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Step2 SelectaspecificeventfromEventListandthenactionmethodpagewillbe
activeontherighthandcolumn.
Step3 Selectdesiredactionmethodsbyclickingcheckbox.
Step4 ClickApplybuttontosaveallconfigurations.
NOTE1: When editing receiver list in SMS or email columns, its necessary to
refreshtheeventactionpagetoreloadtheupdatedreceiverlist.
NOTE2:Itisrequestedtohavefollowingconditionsforsuccessfulbroadcast.
1. AllreceivingPCsmusthaveinstalledsoftware.
2. OnlysendthemessagetothePCsinLANfoundinUPSNavigation.

5.1.5.WakeonLAN
ItwillmanagethelistforwakeonLANandtestthefunction.
AfteraddingMACaddressofremotePCsintoMAClist,itwillallowremotecontrolthe
PCs.However,itsalsorequiredtohavehardwaresupportforremotePCstoimplement
thisfunction.
Step1 SelectViewPowerConfiguration>>WakeonLAN.RefertoDiagram57.

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Diagram57
Step2 Add:EnterMACaddressandclickAddbuttontoaddinMACList.Delete:
SelectonefromlistandclickDeletebutton.Test:Selectonefromlistand
clickTestbutton.ThenitwillexecuteWakeonLANtest.
NOTE:TheMACaddressformatexample:011FC6C7E008.

5.1.6.Com.PortPlugAndPlaySetting
TorealtimemonitorUPSdevice,thesoftwarewillscaneachcom.portanytime.Inthis
way, it will occupy com. port. This function will release some com. ports which not
connect to UPS devices. To avoid any improper operation, inused com. ports will
displayindisabledgreyicons.UserscanselectEnableorDisabletocontrolwhether
scancom.portornot.Ifyouallowsoftwarescancom.port.Itwilllisteachcom.port.
ThenuserscanselectAllowscannedorforbidscannedtorescanorreleasecom.
portsbasedontheirrequirements.
Step1:SelectViewPowerconfiguration>>Com.portplugandplaysetting.Referto
Diagram58.

Diagram58
Step2:ClickRefreshtoreloadthestatusofcom.ports.
Step3:ClickForbidscannedtostopscanningonthiscom.port.ClickAllowscanned
tostartscanningonthiscom.port.
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5.1.7.LogSetting
UserscansetupRecordInterval,Themax.Numbersoflogsforhistoricaldata,and
Themax.Numbersoflogsforhistoricaleventsaccordingtorealsituation.
ThesettingrangeforRecordinternalis30~600seconds.Itwilleffecthistorydata
displayedunderView>History.
The setting range for The max. Numbers of logs for historical data is
100000~100000000.ItwilleffectdisplayeddataunderView>History.
The setting rang for The max. Numbers of logs for historical events is
100000~100000000.ItwilleffectdisplayeddataunderView>Eventlog.
Step1 SelectViewPowerconfiguration>>Logsetting.RefertoDiagram59.

Diagram59
Step2 Enterdatainthescreen.
Step3 ClickApplybuttontosavealldata.
Step4 ClickDefaultbuttontorecoverthedefaultsetting.

5.1.8.ModBusCommunicationSetting
ItwilldisplayallconnectedPCsthroughModBus.
Step1 SelectViewPowerconfiguration>> ModBusCommunicationSetting
RefertoDiagram510.

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Diagram510
Step2 Passwordsetting/changemenuforModBus.Realtimecontrolwillbeavailable
whentheModBuspasswordisthesametotheUPSpassword.
Step3 Com.portsetting:
ThedefaultIDfornominatedcom.portis1
Selectable baud rates are 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, and 19200. The default
settingis4800
Selectabledatabitis7and8.Thedefaultsettingis8
Selectablestopbitis1and2.Thedefaultsettingis1
SupportedparityisODDparity,even parityandNONE.Thedefaultsetting is
NONE.
NOTE:ThisfunctionisonlyavailablefortheUPSwithModBuscommunicationport.

5.2. UPSSetting
5.2.1.LocalShutdown
ItsshutdownsettingforlocalPCwhichis directlyconnectedtomonitoredUPSwith
communication port. This configuration enables system shutdown of local PC or to

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remoteshutdownPCswhicharepoweredbymonitoredUPS.

Step1 SelectUPSSetting>>LocalShutdownorclickshortcuticon

.Referto

Diagram511.

Diagram511
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.
Step2 Selectshutdownconditionsandpoweroffoptions,setdelaytimetoshutdown
system.
Step3 EntertimeforpopupdialogbeforeshutdownandwarningintervalinWarning
DialogSettingarea.

Step4ClickApplybuttontosavealldata.
NOTE:ClickDefaultbuttontorecoverthedefaultsetting.
Conditions:
l WhentheUPSisrunningfrombattery,shutdownlocalsystemafterxxminxx
sec:Whenclickingthecheckbox,localPCwillstarttoshutdownafter monitored
UPS works on battery mode for xx min xx sec time. The maximum setting
numberforminutesis999,andforsecondsis59.

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l AlsoshutdownUPSaftershuttingdownthelocalsystem:Whenclickingthis
checkbox,monitoredUPSwillshutdownafterlocalsystemshutsdown.TheUPS
shutdowntimewillbelaterthansystemcompleteshutdowntime.Thedefault
setting is clicked. But users can choose to shut down the system without
shuttingdownthemonitoredUPSbyunclickingthischeckbox.
l When UPS battery is running low, shut down the local system immediately:
When clicking this checkbox, local PC will shut down when monitored UPS
batteryisrunninglow.
1. UPSshutdownbasedonUPS model:Only >3KVAstandardUPSmodelwill
automaticallyshutdown.However,longrunmodelsandUPSswithabove
5KVAwillremainon.
2. UPS will shutdown immediately: UPS will shutdown immediately no
matterwhatkindofUPSs.
3. UPSisstillon:UPSwillremainonuntilbatteryisrunningout.
l Acceptshutdowncommandfromremotesystem:Whenclickingthecheckbox,it
acceptsshutdowncommandfromspecificremotePCs.PleaseenterIPaddress
ofremotesystemsinblankcolumnandclickAddbuttontoaddintolist.
l Allows local system shutdown whenUPS is scheduled off: When clicking this
checkbox,thelocalsystemwillshutdownbeforemonitoredUPSisscheduledto
poweroff.Thedefaultsettingisclicked.
Poweroffoption:Selectingpoweroffmethodforaboveshutdownsystem.
l Shutdown:Whenclickingthecheckbox, theselectedsystemwill shutdown. The
defaultsettingisclicked.
l Sleep mode: When clicking the checkbox, selected system will suspend the
systeminsteadofanormalshutdown.Butthisfunction isonlysupportedby
Windows2000orhigheronsupportedhardware.
Delay time to shutdown system: Enter the delay time to shut down the
operatingsystem.Thevaluerangeisfrom1to99minutes.
Onshutdownexecutefile:Enterthepathofexecutefile.
WarningDialogSetting:

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l Popup dialog before shutdown: Timer setting for popup warning dialog
displayed in local PC. Local PC will pop up a warning dialog before system
startstoshutdown.Therangeisfrom1to999seconds.
l Warning dialog interval: Reminding dialog interval setting. This setting also
appliesforUPSshutdownbecauseofpowerfailure.Therangeisfrom1to999
seconds.

5.2.2.RemoteShutdown
ThisconfigurationistoremoteshutdownspecificPCswhicharepoweredbymonitored
UPS.
Step1 SelectUPSSetting>>RemoteShutdown.RefertoDiagram512.

Diagram512
Step2 Selectremoteshutdownconditions.
Step3 Add/DeleteremotesystemIPaddress.
Step4 ClickApplybuttontosavealldata.
NOTE:ClickDefaultbuttontorecoverthedefaultsetting.
Conditions:
l WhentheUPSisrunningfrombattery,shutdowntheremotesystemsafterxx
minxxsec:Whenclickingthecheckbox,remotesystemswhicharepoweredby
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monitoredUPSwillshutdownaftermonitoredUPSrunningonbatterymodefor
xx min xx sec. The maximum setting number for minutes is 999, and for
secondsis59.
l Immediately shut down the following remote systems when the battery is
runninglow:Whenclickingthecheckbox,remotesystemswhicharepowered
bymonitoredUPSwillshutdownwhenmonitoredUPSisatlowbatterylevel.

5.2.3.ParameterSetting
SomeUPSfunctionscanbesetandchangedviasoftware.Parametersettingincludes
backup time setting for P1, battery number setting, voltage and frequency range
settingforbypassmode,andvoltagerangesettingforECOmode.
Step1 SelectUPSSetting>>ParameterSetting.RefertoDiagram513.

Diagram513
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.
Step2 SelectthefunctionsbyclickingEnableorDisablebutton.Orchangethe
numbersbyclickingupdownarrowsormodifythenumbersdirectlyinthe
numbercolumn.

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Step3 ClickApplybuttontosavethesettings. Eachfunctionsettingissavedby


clickingeachApplybutton.
NOTE1:AnyfunctionswhicharenotsupportedbyUPSwillnotbeabletoaccess.
NOTE2:ClickDefaultbuttontorecoverthedefaultsetting.
l UPSalarm:Ifenabled,UPSalarmwillbeactivated.Viceversa.
l Alarm at bypass mode: If enabled, UPS alarms when its working at bypass
mode. Viceversa.
l Alarm at batterymode: If disabled, UPS will not alarm when its working at
batterymode.Viceversa.
l Auto reboot: If enabled, UPS will auto recover when AC is recovering. Vice
versa.
l BypasswhenUPSisoff:Ifenabled,ACwilldirectlyprovidepowertoconnected
deviceswhenUPSisoff.Viceversa.
l Convertermode:Ifenabled,theUPSwill operateinconvertermode.Viceversa.
l ECOmode:Ifenabled,theUPSwilloperateinECOmodewheninputvoltageis
withinacceptablerange.Viceversa.
l Battery open status check: If enabled, the monitored UPS will check if the
batteryconnectionokornotwhenUPSisturnedon.
l Cold start: If disabled, the UPS can be turned on only when AC is normally
connectedtoUPS.Viceversa.
l Bypassnotallowed:Ifenabled,theUPSwillnottransfertobypassmodeunder
anyconditions. Ifdisabled,theUPSwillbeallowedtotransfertobypassmode
accordingtoUPSinternalsetting.
l Batterydeepdischargeprotection:Ifenabled,themonitoredUPSshutdownin
accordancewiththeconditionofbatteryandloadonbatterymodetoprotect
battery.Viceversa.
l Site fault detection: If enabled, the monitored UPS willbeep when the input
neutralandhotwiresarereversed.Viceversa.
l P1 Programmable outlet control (battery mode): If enabled, when UPS is
runningatbatterymode,it will cutoffP1outlets afterbackup setting time arrive.

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Ifdisabled,UPSwillprovidecontinuouspowertoP1outletsuntilthebatteryis
runningout.
l Outletsetting:UserscansetlimitedbackuptimeforP1outletswhenUPSison
batterymode.
l Batterynumberssetting:

Numbersinparallel:setbatterynumbersinparallel.

l Voltage and frequency range for bypass mode: Set acceptable voltage and
frequencyrangeinbypassmode.

Maximumandminimumvoltage:WhenUPSisonbypassmodeandinput
voltageisoutofsettingrange,UPSwillenterbatterymode.

Maximum and minimum frequency: When UPS is on bypass modeand


inputfrequencyisoutofsettingrange,UPSwillenterbatterymode.

l VoltagerangeforECOmode:SetacceptablevoltagerangeforECOmode.

5.2.4.PurchasingInformation
Users can enter UPS purchasing date, battery purchasing date, UPS warranty time,
batterywarrantytime,batterylifecycle,batteryreplacementreminder.
Step1 SelectUPSSetting>>PurchasingInformation.RefertoDiagram514.

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Diagram514
Step2 Pleasefilloutpurchasinginformation.
Step3 ClickApplybuttontosavealldata.

5.3. Control
5.3.1.RealtimeControl

Step1 SelectControl>>RealtimeControlorclickshortcuticon

.RefertoDiagram

515.

Diagram515
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.
Step2 ChooserealtimecontrolfunctionbyclickingStartbuttononeachfunction
section.
YoucanrealtimecontroltheUPSbyexecutingfollowingoperation:
l Alarmcontrol:ClickOntoturnontheUPSalarmandOfftoturnofftheUPS
alarmimmediately.
l UPSturnOn/Off:ClickOntoturnontheUPSandOfftoturnofftheUPS
immediately.

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l BatterySelfTest: Software offers three types of batteryselftest: 10second


selftest,deepdischargetest,andselfdefinedselftest.SimplyclickingStart
buttonfromeachtype.Itwillexecutetheselftestimmediately.
l Outlet Control: It will cut off P1 outlets when setting time arrives. When
entering 0 in timer column and click Start button, it will cut off outlets
immediatelywhenUPSworksinbatterymode.

5.3.2.ScheduledOn/Off
ScheduledUPSon/offcanbeexecutedonce,daily,weekly.InthewindowScheduled
On/OffSetting,userscanchoosetimeparameters.Itisrecommendedtosetonlyone
action in the same time. If multiple actions have been specified at the same time,
someoftheseactionsmaybeignored.AnyactionswhicharenotsupportedbytheUPS
willbeignored.
Step1 SelectControl>>ScheduledOn/Off.RefertoDiagram516.

Diagram516
Step2 Setfrequencyandsettingtimeontherightcolumn.
NOTE:Rulesforsettingtime.
DailyschedulePowerofftimeshouldbeearlierthanpowerontime.Itonly

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appliestosetpowerontimeandpowerofftimewithinthesameday.
WeeklyschedulePowerofftimeshouldbeearlierthanpowerontime.Itonly
appliestosetpowerontimeandpowerofftimewithinthesameweek.
Step3:ClickAddtoaddtask.Iftaskissuccessfullyset,itwilldisplayonthetask
tableonthelefthandside.SelectspecifictaskandclickDeletebuttontodelete
thetask.

5.3.3.ScheduledBatterySelfTest
Scheduled battery selftest can be executed once, daily, weekly, or monthly. In the
windowofScheduledBatterySelfTestSetting,userscanchoosetimeparameters.It
isrecommendedtosetonlyoneactioninthesametime. Ifmultipleactionshavebeen
specifiedatthesametime,someoftheseactionsmaybeignored.Anyactionswhich
arenotsupportedbytheUPSwillbeignored.
Step1 SelectControl>>BatterySelfTest.RefertoDiagram517.

Diagram517
Step2 Selectmethodandtimeparameters.
Therearethreeselftestmethods:
l 10secondselftest:Batterywilldischargefor10seconds.

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l Selftest:Userscansetbatterydischargetimeforselftest.
l Deeptest:Thistestwillletbatterydischargeuntilitsinlowbatterylevel.
Step3 ClickAddtoaddtask.Iftaskissuccessfullyset,itwilldisplayonthetask
tableonthelefthandside.SelectspecifictaskandclickDeletebuttontodelete
thetask.

5.4. View
5.4.1.Status
5.4.1.1. PowerFlow
InthePowerFlowwindow,itsshowntheinternaldynamicworkingschemeoftheUPS.
Green/blackflowmeansOKandworking.Greybarmeansthattheobjectispresentbut
notinuseatthemoment.Therearefourinformationblockstodisplaydetailsforinput,
output,UPSandbatteryinformation.
l Inputinformationincludesinputvoltageandinputfrequency.
l Outputinformationincludesoutputvoltage,outputfrequency,loadlevel,and
outputcurrent.
l UPSinformationincludesUPSmode,UPStemperature.
l Batteryinformationincludesbatteryvoltageandbatterycapacity.
Select View >> Status >> Power Flow or click shortcut icon
518.

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. Refer to Diagram

Diagram518
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.

5.4.1.2. UPSInfo
SelectView>>Status>>UPSInfo.RefertoDiagram519.

Diagram519
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.

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IntheUPSInfowindow,itsshowndetailedUPSrealtimeinformation.

5.4.1.3. Diagram
In the Diagram window, its shown realtime monitored UPS data including voltage,
frequency,load,battery,temperatureinformationindiagram.
Step1 SelectView>>Status>>Diagram.RefertoDiagram520.

Diagram520
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.
Step2 Selectmonitoringparametersonlefthandtabtoswitchdiagram.
l Inputvoltagemonitoringshowsanychangeforinputvoltage.
l Outputvoltagemonitoringshowsanychangeforoutputvoltage.
l Inputfrequencymonitoringshowsanychangeforinputfrequency
l Outputfrequencymonitoringshowsanychangeforoutputfrequency.
l Loadlevelmonitoringshowsanychangeforconnectedloadlevel
l Batterycapacitymonitoringshowsanychangeforconnectedbatterycapacity.
l UPStemp.MonitoringshowsanytemperaturechangeformonitoredUPS.

Step3 Timeintervalsetting,Itdisplaysrealtimedatachangesincertaininterval.To
changetimeintervalinXaxisofdiagram,simplyclickupdownarrowsand
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thenclickRefreshicontogettheupdateddiagramwithnewsettinginterval.
RefertoDiagram520

5.4.2.History
5.4.2.1. EventLog
IntheEventLogwindow,itsshownallhistoryevents.Userscananalyzethehistory
dataandimprovethecurrentelectricityenvironmentaccordingtohistorydata.
Step1 SelectView>>History>>EventLog.RefertoDiagram521.

Diagram521
Step2 SelectUPSfromcom.portlist.Usersstillcanretrieveolddatasavedinthe
softwareeventhoughtheUPSisnolongerconnectedtolocalsystem.
Step3 Selecttimeperiodbyclickingcalendaricon.ThenclickBrowsebuttontoget
listofallhistoryeventsduringselectedperiodtime.
Step4 Print/Delete/Exportfunctionkeys
Print:ClickPrintbuttontoprintthecurrenteventlog.
Delete/Delete All: To delete specific event, simplyselect that eventand
then click Delete button. Or click Delete All button to delete all history

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eventsonthelistedtable.
Export:ClickExportbuttontosavelistedtabletolocalPCin.CSVfile.

5.4.2.2. EventStatistics
ItwilllistdownandprovidealleventstatisticsforUPSswithsoftwareinstalledbasedon
timeperiodAandtimeperiodB,andthechangepercentage[=100*(B/A1)%].
NOTE:EventtypesincludeUPSinternalevent,bypassevent,batteryevent,software
event,loadevent,inputevent,parallelsystemeventandcommunicationevent.

Step1 SelectView>>History>>EventStatistics.Orclickshortcuticon

.Refer

toDiagram522.

Diagram522
Step2 SelectUPSfromcom.portlist.Usersstillcanretrieveolddatasavedinthe
softwareeventhoughtheUPSisnolongerconnectedtolocalsystem.
Step3 Selecttwoperiodsfromclickingcalendaricon. ThenclickBrowsebutton.
Theresultstatisticswillbelistedinbelowtableaccordingtoeventtypes.Refer
toDiagram523.

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Diagram523
Step4 ClickPrintbuttontoprinteventstatistics.

5.4.2.3. Data
InthewindowofData,itshowsUPSpowerdatainfiguresduringselectedperiodtime.
Softwarealsooffersprint,saveas,anddeletefunctions.
Step1 SelectView>>History>>Data.RefertoDiagram524.

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Diagram524
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.
Step2 SelectUPSfromcom.portlist.Usersstillcanretrieveolddatasavedinthe
softwareeventhoughtheUPSisnolongerconnectedtolocalsystem.
Step3 Selectthestartingtimeandendingtimebyclickingcalendaricon.Thenclick
Browsebuttontogetthedatatable.
Print:Printthelisteddatatable.
Delete:SelectspecificdataandclickDeletebuttontodeletetherecord.
DeleteAll:ClickDeleteAllbuttontodeleteallrecordsonthelistedtable.
Export:ClickExportbuttontosavelistedtabletolocalPCin.CSVfile.

5.4.2.4. Diagram
IntheDiagram window,it shows UPSpowerdataindiagramduringselectedperiodtime.
UPS power data includes input voltage, output voltage, input frequency, output
frequency,loadlevel,batterycapacity,andUPStemperature.
Step1 SelectView>>History>>Diagram.RefertoDiagram525.

Diagram525
NOTE:ThisscreenmaybedifferentfordifferenttypesofUPSs.

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Step2 SelectUPSfromcom.portlist.Usersstillcanretrieveolddatasavedinthe
softwareeventhoughtheUPSisnolongerconnectedtolocalsystem.
Step3 Selectcycleandperiodtime.ThenclickBrowsebuttontogetthediagram.
Step4 Selectmonitoringparametersonlefthandtabtoswitchdiagram.

5.5. Format
Temperature Unit: There are two temperature units for selecting: Centigrade and
Fahrenheit.Defaultsettingiscentigrade.
DateFormat:Therearenineformatsfordatedisplay:
YYYYMMDD,YYYY/MM/DD,YYYY:MM:DD,MMDDYYYY,MM/DD/YYYY,MM:DD:YYYY,
DDMMYYYY,DD/MM/YYYY,DD:MM:YYYY.DefaultsettingisYYYYMMDD.

5.6. Language
Currently,softwareoffersthirteenlanguagesforselection:
Chinese(Simplified)
Chinese(Traditional)
English
German
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Ukrainian
French
Turkish
Czech

5.7. Help
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l About:ClickHelpmenuandselectAboutitem.Itrepresentsthecopyright
informationaboutsoftware
l Help: Click Help menu and select Online help item. It will open the help
manual.Beforeoperatingsoftware,pleasereadmanualcarefully.

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AppendixA:Glossary
l LocalPC(system): ThelocalPC(system)isphysicallyconnectedtoUPSwith
communicationport.

l RemotePCs(systems):TheremotePCs(systems)arephysicallypoweredby
UPSwithoutcommunicationportconnection.

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