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APC UPS Service

General Information

If you use an APC UPS, more specifically, a Back-UPS BX1500G, two services are installed as software (PSPE) to control this piece of equipment on Windows 7 64-bit. This service takes care of testing and actually switching to battery power, if needed and through my testing, is required.

Default Description

PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing battery backup power events.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

  • Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): APC UPS Service
Display Name: APC UPS Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

”C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe”

Log On As

Account: Local System account


What service APC UPS Service needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require APC UPS Service to function properly:

Additional Reading

None at this time.