5.3.1. Applying Commands to Both Plugs
As described below, Boot/On/Off commands can be applied to Plug 1, Plug 2, or both switched plugs:
Commands can only be applied to both plugs when the unit is operating in System Mode,
or when both plugs are owned by the same User Password.
When commands are applied to both plugs, the TPS will delay for approximately 1 second
between actions. For example, when switching both plugs On, the TPS will switch Plug 1
On, delay one second, then switch Plug 2 On.
1. Single Plug: To apply a command to a single owned plug, enter the number or name for that plug.
For example:
/ON 2 or /ON ROUTER.
2. Both Plugs: To apply a command to both owned plugs, enter an asterisk in place of the name or
number. For example:
/ON * or /BO *
5.4. The Default Command
The Default Command (/D) sets plugs to their default On/Off status. The default status is set using the
Plug Parameters menus described in Section 4.5. Plugs will be set to these defaults when /D is invoked,
or after a power interruption. To set both plugs to defaults, type /D and press [Enter].
When User Mode is active, this command will only be applied to plugs owned by the User's
password. The command will not be applied to a plug that is owned by another User
When the System Mode is active, this command will be applied to both plugs.
This command will always be applied to all owned plugs. It cannot be directed only to a
specific plug.
5.5. The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the TPS to perform On/Off/Boot/Default/Exit commands, without
displaying menus or generating response messages. Automated Mode is designed to allow the TPS to be
controlled by a computer (or another automatic system) which can generate commands to control power
switching functions without human intervention.
When the Automated Mode is enabled, the /ON, /OFF, /BOOT, /D and /X commands are executed
without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without command response messages; the only reply to these
commands is the "TPS>" prompt, which is displayed when the command is complete.
Note: When Automated Mode is enabled, all TPS password security functions are disabled,
and users are able to access System Level command functions (including the configuration
menus), and control both plugs without entering a password. If you need to enable the
Automated Mode, but want to restrict network access to TPS configuration menus, it is
recommended to enable and configure the IP Security Function as described in Section 4.6.1.
TPS Series Telnet Power Switches; User's Guide Operation
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