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Advanced power options settings UPS for blackout buster?software

I did a windows reinstall, and whatever advanced power options UPS settings for my ancient PK Electronics blackout buster B6u were wiped out. A) the manual and software can't be found on the web since the company has changed hands, and I'm not sure of current, accurate URL... and b) I don't know how to set the advanced settings that are now set as ''none'' for manufactuter and it says the ''UPS service is none''
The click down menu for manufactuer is none, American Power Conversion or generic, but when the setting are changed, I don't know what will happen....INfo on product:
Blackout Buster B6U ''Good Things Come In Small Packages'' Click on a thumbnail to enlarge it. Use your browser's ''BACK'' button to return to this review when done. Type of Product The Blackout Buster from PK Electronics is an (UPS) uninterruptible power supply and a surge protector. Features

  • Emergency Backup Battery. Rechargeable battery will give you time to save valuable files during power blackouts.
  • Power Surge Guard. Protects against lightning strikes and other power surges.
  • Voltage Regulation. Protects against damage caused by voltage variations.
  • Internet Line Protection. Protects against power spikes traveling through Internet or network lines.
Installation Extremely easy and fast. It took less than 5 minutes. All the information you need is right on the box. There are two small pamphlets, an Installation Guide, with visual step-by-step instructions, and a User's Guide, if you need more information. A novice or beginner PC user would have no problem. Design, Outlets, & Ports This unit is compact, about 8 inches high, 4 inches wide and weighs about 8 pounds, which makes it perfect for a small office and/or workspace. It has an attractive look, with a dark grey, matte finish and rubberized feet. The large on/off switch is conveniently placed on the top of the front of the unit. There are four status lights which indicate that the unit is: (1) providing power; (2) receiving power and charging its internal battery; (3) regulating its output; and (4) using the internal battery. The backup or internal battery light will only come on in the event of a power failure.

The back of the unit has 6 power outlets. All six provide surge suppression, while four of the outlets also provide battery backup. High drain devices, such as printers, should be plugged into the two outlets without battery backup. Thus they will not drain the backup power reserve too quickly. The monitor and the computer should be plugged into the battery backup outlets. There is a battery backup outlet a couple of inches above the others to provide room to plug in a transformer that is often used by modems and external hard drives.

There are two ports for protecting either a modem or network line from surges and spikes. Either a telephone (RJ-11) or a network 10 Base-T (RJ-45) jack can be used. A third port, the data port, when connected with the supplied serial cable and software allows for UPS monitoring and control of Win 3.1x, Win95, Win NT, OS/2 and Novell NetWare operating systems in the event of a prolonged power outage. The free software and manual can be downloaded from PK Electronics' Web site or ordered with the coupon that comes with the unit.

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I have to answer this question with just plain old common sense. Get a new one! This is crazy. If you get a new one, you will have a better, more upto date and something you can handle with todays OS and obviously new batteries. That is too old to mess with. I fixed a powerware once and the plastic was falling apart and the PC board was held together with a rubber band. Not worth it.

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SOURCE: how to replace the battery in my Black Out Buster B6U

This is for the Blackout Buster by PK or PowerKinetics B6U model (as shown on the bottom of the unit). I have no manual, but I have always gotten the correct battery from:

You might want to visually look at your battery terminals to be sure and select the correct terminal config. Or, at least give them the s/n and model number on the bottom. IME, this is the BEST UPS I have ever had. My Father and I have each had one for almost 10 years. Now, if someone could point me to a place that sells the communication cable for it, I'd appreciate it.

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SOURCE: How do I take apart a Bock Out Buster Mo. # B6U-2?


Visit the below link, you will find clear instructions with images on how to replace your battery.

Good luck.

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Shutdown software.


Click on "Download" on the left.


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