The "Power Saver" panel

    When you click on the "Power Saver" tab, a panel appears which lets you determine which outlets will turn on and off when the computer starts up, shuts down and goes to sleep.

"Unit" pop-up menu

    Use this menu to choose which unit to configure. The list will be updated to show the outlet names and settings for the chosen unit.

Outlet list

    Down the left side of the panel is a list of your PowerKey's outlets. Next to each name is an icon showing the outlet settings, as chosen in the "Hardware Setup" dialog box. A padlock means the outlet is locked "always on", and a small Mac OS symbol indicates the computer's outlet. These outlets are controlled automatically, so their check boxes are dimmed.

Turn on at start up

    Check the boxes for the outlets you wish to turn on automatically when you start up your computer.

    Note: Any outlets you leave unchecked will remain in their current state when the computer starts up.

Turn off at shut down

    Check the boxes for the outlets you wish to turn off automatically when you shut down your computer.

    Note: In order to prevent problems with devices being turned off too soon after shutdown, these outlets will be turned off about 15 seconds after the computer turns off.

    Note: Any outlets you leave unchecked will remain in their current state when the computer shuts down.

Turn off during sleep

    Check the boxes for the outlets you wish to turn off automatically when your computer goes to sleep. When the computer wakes up, the checked outlets will turn on if they were on when the computer went to sleep.

    Note: Any outlets you leave unchecked will remain in their current state when the computer goes to sleep and wakes up.

    See tips and tricks for using PowerKey for information on sleeping outlets.

Turn on when power returns

    Check the boxes for the outlets you wish to turn off automatically when power returns after a power failure. This is useful if you have devices connected to these outlets that should remain on at all times, but still allow you to control them.

    Note: The CPU outlet and other locked "always on" outlets will automatically turn on when power returns. Any other outlets you leave unchecked will remain off after power returns.

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