Model: Back-UPS RS 1200GSerial number: 4B1927P08*** (last 2 digits intentionally asterisked out)Firmware revision: 877.L5.ISoftware version: PowerChute Personal Edition 3.1.0
OS: Windows 10 Pro, connected via USB.
I have just purchased another APC UPS, a shiny new Back-UPS RS 1200G. Very nice piece of kit. I think this is the third or fourth UPS (all APC Back-UPS) I've had over the last 20 years (for various reasons, for home office use)
However, it's still shipping with Powerchute Personal Edition, which isn't great. No e-mail alerts, and no logging (without a lot of work with other software by me). If I remember back into the distant past, my first APC UPS came with Powerchute Plus which did data logging and email alerts (I wonder if I should try and dig that out and see if it runs).
It's a bit much to splash out ~£400 on a decent bit of kit and get rubbish software to administer it.
What software alternatives does APC offer for this Back-UPS RS 1200G, preferably with e-mail alerts and logging. Would the Business edition work with this UPS? Would the Business edition offer logging and e-mail alerts?
Failing that, what are the alternatives? What are other users/customers using??I've seen apcupsd (http://apcupsd.com/; which hasn't been updated in a while: 2016) and I'm looking at Winpower (http://www.ups-software-download.com/, updated recently, "(Latest Update : 2020 - March)") quite favourably. There's also the native Windows power handling functionality which I've used in the past which seems perfectly adequate.
What do other users think? What do other users use?
Check out this thread concerning scripting PowerChute Personal Edition to send email.
The other option I suggest is APCUPSD.
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