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Re: UPS setup problems (apcuspd and genpower)

"Thomas R. Shemanske" wrote:
> At *no* time are any messages printed to the terminal windows (to
> indicate power failure, warning logouts imminent, power resumed, etc).
> So I am rather confused.  apcupsd collects valid data but
> /usr/sbin/powersc doesn't act on it.

Do not know about apcupsd. I am using apcd to monitor my APC
Back-UPS650. Remember that if you try it you will need the other cable,
(the smart one, I think is the 0025)

> I have also tried genpower (/sbin/genpowerd /dev/ttyS0 apc-pnp) (which
> is the correct type for the APC Cable 940-0095A.  The /etc/upsstatus
> *always* says OK even if the plug is pulled.

I suppose your model is a 650PnP since that behavior is different from
mine. From what I have read you need to switch the unit from smart to
simple mode to be able to use the simple monitoring mode genpower
handles, and genpower do not do that. I think the software delivered
with the unit is required for that.

If your model is a 650SI, it is a smart only UPS, and genpower is not an
appropiate choice. That is the model I have and it took me a lot of time
until I discovered that. However, it detected power failure, but did not
switch off the UPS after a time.


Agustín Martín Domingo, Dpto. de Física, ETS Arquitectura Madrid, 
(U. Politécnica de Madrid)  tel: +34 91-336-6536, Fax: +34 91-336-6554, 
email:agmartin@aq.upm.es, http://corbu.aq.upm.es/~agmartin/welcome.html

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