The PowerKey hardware

      The PowerKey Pro 650 unit is a power strip with six outlets. Each outlet has a built-in switch, which allows you to turn on any outlet you choose, in any combination. Indicator lights on the front of the unit show you which outlets are on, and buttons next to each light let you switch outlets on and off.

    PowerKey Pro also includes a built-in microprocessor and a USB connection to communicate with your computer. The processor coordinates switching outlets under computer control, and with its internal clock, can even switch outlets on a schedule or via telephone while the computer is turned off.

Status light

    PowerKey Pro 650 also features a status light on the front panel below the outlet lights and buttons. This light shows you what PowerKey is doing:
     
      A solid red light indicates that the PowerKey's USB cable is disconnected.
     
      A solid orange light indicates that the PowerKey's USB cable is connected, but the computer is turned off.
     
      A solid green light indicates that the computer is running, but the PowerKey software is not yet communicating with the unit. This happens while the computer is starting up, or if the software is not installed.
     
      A blinking green light indicates that the PowerKey software is in control of the unit and running normally.
     
      A pulsing orange light indicates that the computer is asleep and the PowerKey unit is running normally.

    Note: If you own the Admin version of PowerKey Pro, this light will also indicate the status of the crash recovery process. See the Rebound! Help for more information.

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