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Re: UPS again



Yikes that sounds like a chore.  I hope it doesn't come to that.

--Bill.

In article <34DC6CCE.6ED9F441@nac.net>, Ralph Winslow <ralphw@nac.net> writes:

> William R. Ward wrote:
>> 
>> In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.980206161946.24707H-100000@lookdown>, " Raymond A. Ingles" <inglesra@frc.com> writes:
>> > On 5 Feb 1998, William R Ward wrote:
>> >> Like a dummy, I bought a UPS without bothering to check if genpowerd
>> >> supports it (I don't think it does).  But before taking it back (I
>> >> believe I have a week to do so and it's real stormy now, so I'm glad
>> >> to have it anyway), I wanted to ask if anyone knew if I could do
>> >> anything with it.
>> >>
>> >> I bought a MinuteMan 280 Pro UPS.  It looks like it has "smart"
>> >> features but does not come with a cable or software.  It is made by
>> >> Para Systems.  Is there any Linux software that'll talk to this beast?
>> 
>> >  The UPS-HOWTO has a lot of info about using a UPS under Linux. I'd check
>> > there before returning it. I know that genpowerd is pretty flexible and
>> > can be configured to support almost any UPS.
>> 
>> The UPS-HOWTO does not mention my brand.  I even did a web search and
>> found nothing, Linux or otherwise, about my UPS.

> You might try doing this the hard way - turn off and unplug your
> UPS, get a plug that fits its "control" plug and wire a bundle of 
> wires keeping track of which wire goes to which pin, use a meter
> in ohmmeter mode to find the ground wire(s), bundle those, connect
> them to the meter ground probe, switch the meter to volts mode,
> plug in the UPS and note levels on other wires, allow UPS battery 
> to charge, unplu UPS and note levels on each wire, monitor levels
> on each wire while battery discharges, get a plug to fit one of 
> your free serial ports, wire the ground wire(s) from the UPS plug
> to the serial port ground wires, wire the appropriate signal wires
> from the UPS to the RTS, CTS, etc. lines of the serial port plug,
> write your own C or perl or tclsh/tk or ... program to do what
> you want, debianize the resultant package, use your imagination ...

> HTH, lots of Luck, e-mail if you get stuck.
>> 
>> --Bill.
>> 
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> Ralph Winslow		      rjw@nac.net
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