does it shut the computer off automatically

APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 450VA 120V

APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 450VA 120V

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    My APC UPS came with Powerchute software on a disk. Connecting the USB cable from the UPS to the Mac and installing the Powerchute software, Powerchute will be available in the System Preferences, allows the computer to shut down automatically when the power fails. If the power comes back on before the shutdown occurs, it is as if nothing happened, the Mac stays on. Be sure to save changes to your files before leaving the building; it is probably better if no dialog boxes pop up during shutdown and you know the saved version has all your creativity preserved.

  • the computer stays on for about 5 minutes and then it makes its annoying alarm giving you a few minutes to safely turn every thing off:)