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How to disable beep alarm from APC UPS

November 18, 2012

At this link Disabling the alarm on APC UPSes I have found how to disable alarm beep to APC UPS.

For my UPS menu is slightly different so I report here the full screens!


sudo apctest

2012-11-18 23:30:50 apctest 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian
 Checking configuration ...
 Attached to driver: usb
 sharenet.type = DISABLE
 cable.type = USB_CABLE

You are using a USB cable type, so I'm entering USB test mode
 mode.type = USB_UPS
 Setting up the port ...
 Hello, this is the apcupsd Cable Test program.
 This part of apctest is for testing USB UPSes.

Getting UPS capabilities...SUCCESS

Please select the function you want to perform.

1) Test kill UPS power
 2) Perform self-test
 3) Read last self-test result
 4) View/Change battery date
 5) View manufacturing date
 6) View/Change alarm behavior
 7) View/Change sensitivity
 8) View/Change low transfer voltage
 9) View/Change high transfer voltage
 10) Perform battery calibration
 11) Test alarm
 12) View/Change self-test interval
 Q) Quit

Select function number: 6

Current alarm setting: ENABLED
 Press...
 E to Enable alarms
 D to Disable alarms
 Q to Quit with no changes
 Your choice: Select function: d

New alarm setting: DISABLED

1) Test kill UPS power
 2) Perform self-test
 3) Read last self-test result
 4) View/Change battery date
 5) View manufacturing date
 6) View/Change alarm behavior
 7) View/Change sensitivity
 8) View/Change low transfer voltage
 9) View/Change high transfer voltage
 10) Perform battery calibration
 11) Test alarm
 12) View/Change self-test interval
 Q) Quit

Select function number: 6

Current alarm setting: DISABLED
 Press...
 E to Enable alarms
 D to Disable alarms
 Q to Quit with no changes
 Your choice: Select function: q

1) Test kill UPS power
 2) Perform self-test
 3) Read last self-test result
 4) View/Change battery date
 5) View manufacturing date
 6) View/Change alarm behavior
 7) View/Change sensitivity
 8) View/Change low transfer voltage
 9) View/Change high transfer voltage
 10) Perform battery calibration
 11) Test alarm
 12) View/Change self-test interval
 Q) Quit

Select function number: q

2012-11-18 23:32:59 End apctest.

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One Comment
  1. I searched for about 2h before finding about apctest and figured out how it works…. and then 10 minutes later, I found your post. Yours should be on top of the google search. This is exactly what I was looking for. Even the guys at APC don’t know how to fix it on a Mac😉

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