Is APC PowerChute free?

All PowerChute Personal Edition software is available as a free download from APC’s website, click here!

How do I connect my PowerChute Business Edition?

These applications include PowerChute plus, PowerChute Personal Edition, and PowerChute Network Shutdown.

  1. STEP 1: Install the PowerChute Business Edition Agent.
  2. STEP 2: Install the PowerChute Business Edition Server.
  3. STEP 3: Install the PowerChute Business Edition Console.
  4. STEP 4: Add UPS systems to your network.

What is PowerChute Business Edition?

PowerChute Business Edition software provides UPS management, graceful shutdown and innovative energy management capabilities. In the event of an extended power outage, graceful unattended shutdown ensures no information is lost and time to recovery is minimized.

How do I set up PowerChute?


  1. Go to Configure Events.
  2. Select UPS On Battery and click Shutdown.
  3. Click Enable Shutdown.
  4. Enter the desired amount of time you would like the UPS to run on battery prior to PowerChute starting the shutdown process and then click Apply.

How do I reset my PowerChute Business Edition password?

Go into Windows Services under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. The display name there is APC PBE Agent. Restart the service….The password requires:

  1. Minimum 8 and maximum 128 characters in length.
  2. 1 upper and lower case letter.
  3. 1 number or special character.
  4. The username cannot be part of the password.

How do I reset PowerChute network shutdown password and username?

To change your username or password:

  1. Stop the PowerChute service.
  2. Go to the group1 directory where PowerChute is installed.
  3. Make a backup of the pcnsconfig.
  4. In the group1 folder, open pcnsconfig.
  5. In the [NetworkManagementCard] section of the INI file, set the following lines with your new values:
  6. Save pcnsconfig.

What is PowerChute network shutdown?

PowerChute Network Shutdown, in conjunction with the APC UPS Network Management Card, allows you to gracefully shut down your physical servers and virtual machines. It minimizes data corruption and reduces downtime in the event of extended power outages.

How does APC PowerChute work?

PowerChute lives in the Taskbar and monitors your UPS in the background and monitors your UPS and power outages. Launch PowerChute and you can begin configuring your power backup options. Configure your UPS how you want it to run when the power goes out.

How do I setup an APC network?

Connect to the UPS/device serial port using the correct APC configuration cable….9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.

  1. Apply the port settings to establish the connection.
  2. Press enter 3-5 times to display the username prompt.
  3. Use the default username and password of “apc”.