[Fwd: Re: APC Smart-UPS 620VA]

whizkid at ValueDJ.com whizkid at ValueDJ.com
Mon Nov 3 23:05:23 PST 2003

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Subject: Re: APC Smart-UPS 620VA
From:    whizkid at ValueDJ.com
Date:    Mon, November 3, 2003 11:04 pm
To:      "Matthew Seaman" <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>

A Great port I use is APCUPSD.  I have a APC 1400XL RackMount UPS (got it
on ebay for around $130... I use the serial cable that came with it and
installed the APCUPSD port.  This allows me to monitor the UPS, send
myself an email at work when the power goes out and come back up, as well
as other power draw, battery life, time left on batteries, etc...

>> is the APC Smart-UPS 620VA supported in freebsd?
>> i searched the lists, but didnt find anything on that.
>> anyways, if you can recommend any other APC UPS for freebsd, i'd like
to hear your experiences. if i understand correctly i need a smart UPS
to make freebsd shutdown in case battery gets empty? the UPS i need
should be around 250euros.
> FreeBSD itself doesn't have any specific support for UPSes -- so long as
you feed AC into the power supply, FreeBSD will be happy.
> In order to interface with a UPS, check out the sysutils/nut port
(http://www.exploits.org/nut/) -- this will let you monitor UPSes
attached to a serial port or attached by USB: pretty much all APC
hardware should be supported, but you may need to use a specific cable.
> You don't need a 'smart' UPS per-se but less fancy boxes won't let you
monitor the state of the UPS is such detail.  Generally if the UPS can
indicate it's on battery vs. on mains power then NUT can probably work
with it.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew
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