APCUPSD FTW

APC was less than cooperative with their EventLog file format so I started Google searching again.  An article about the Smart-UPS intrigued me on Wikipedia and the article referenced this as an alternative to the PowerChute shortcomings:

http://www.apcupsd.org/

Installation on Windows was easy… it defaults to use USB but the configuration file was easy enough to edit in Notepad and change to COM3.  The file formats are text and you can configure even faster polling intervals than PowerChute would allow (although I am mimicking the configuration I had in PowerChute Business Edition for now).

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