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Nakor
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« on: December 19, 2004, 12:28:02 AM »

Does anyone know of a program or a way within XP to run a program when a system goes on battery? Basically I want to send messages to other computers on my network after I've been on battery for a few minutes; kind of a home-grown shutdown system. It doesn't seem like such a difficult request but I've turned up nothing so far.

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2004, 12:31:05 AM »

Okay. I was looking in the wrong place. Under power options you can run a program at a given power level. Not exactly what I was looking for, but I guess it will do. Thanks for listening. smile
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2004, 06:58:04 AM »

I think most quality UPS's have cables and programs to do just that.  I've not tried to use one, but I know all my APC UPS's include discs.  The cable might be extra -- I can't remember.  For some manufacturers the software is sold seperately.

I think laptops can do this easily since they know when they are using the battery.  It is more complicated with a UPS since the UPS must tell the system there is no power.  Otherwise your computer won't know if it is running off power or the UPS battery.

Of course you might have figured something out already.
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