Making APC 500 Back UPS (basic) work with FreeBSD

Ian Lord mailing-lists at
Tue Feb 21 09:46:40 PST 2006

At 11:47 2006-02-21, Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
>On Tuesday 21 February 2006 10:08, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> > Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 21 February 2006 08:26, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> >
> > [ ... ]
> >
> > >> No.  If your UPS isn't smart and does not have an external USB or
> > >> serial port, apcupsd has nothing to work with.
> > >
> > > As best I can tell from the OP's description, and the APC website,
> > > they all have a UPS port. Go from there.
> >
> > All of the new Smart-UPS APC models that they are selling now have
> > USB ports.
> >
> > There are plenty of older models around in the channel, and there is
> > the entire Back-UPS model line that are not "smart", and thus have no
> > monitoring/shutdown capabilities.  See the Subject: header...
>Then, thats got to be a really old, old one. I've been working (playing
>with actually) with computers since the color computer. I won't admit
>to anything further back than that. I've never seen one that didn't
>have some means of communication (monitoring). Not from APC anyway.
>I think the model number from the case would tell us a lot. I think...
>therefore I sometimes blow smoke.

Lol in my own opinion, if the user that asked the question can't 
figure out there is a usb/serial port on the unit (I took the 
assumption as true :) I can hardly see how he would manage to compile 
and configure apcupsd :)

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