4.5. Plug Parameters
The Plug Parameters menus are used to assign names and select parameters for each individual
switched outlet. There is a separate Plug Parameters menu for each outlet. Note that the Plug
Parameters menus are not available in User Mode.
In addition to selecting parameters for each outlet, the Plug Parameters menus also determine
which outlets will be controlled or "owned" by each User Password. A separate User Password
can be assigned to each plug, or the same password can be assigned to several plugs. When a
User Password is entered, the user will have access to all plugs owned by that password.
To access the Plug Parameters menus from the NPS> prompt, type /P n and press [Enter]
where nis the number or name of one of the eight switched outlets. The Plug Parameters menu
(Figure 6) offers the following options:
1. Plug Name: (Up to 16 Characters) Assigns a name to the plug. Typically this name
describes the equipment connected to the outlet. When plug names are assigned,
Boot/On/Off commands can be invoked using the name or number of the desired plug.
(Default = undefined).
2. Password: (Up to 16 Characters) Assigns a User Password to this plug. When a User
Password is assigned, the plug is then "owned" by that User Password. When the
password is entered at the prompt, the user will have access to this plug and all other
plugs owned by this password. (Default = undefined).
Note: If the System Password is defined, and the plug's User Password is not
defined, then the System Password will "own" this plug, and only the System Mode
will be able to control the plug.
3. Boot Delay: During a Boot cycle, power to the plug is first switched off and then
switched back on. The Boot Delay is the length of time which elapses between the time
when power is switched off and the time that power is restored. The Boot Delay can be
1, 5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 seconds. (Default value is selected by Option Switch 2).
4. Power-Up Default: Determines how this plug will react when the /D (default) command
is invoked, or after a power interruption. Each plug can be automatically switched On or
Off as specified by the Power-Up Default. (Default = On).
After Plug Parameters have been defined, press [Esc] to exit from the Plug Parameters menu.
NPS Series - Network Power Switches, User's Guide Start-Up / Configuration
1. Plug Name: (undefined)
2. Password: (undefined)
3. Boot Delay: 5 Sec
4. Power Up Default: On
Enter Selection or <ESC> to Exit ...
Figure 6: Plug Parameters Menu (Plug 1 Shown)
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