UPS buying suggestion
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Oct 18 14:28:28 UTC 2013
On Fri, 18 Oct 2013, yudi v wrote:
> ok got APC Smart-UPS SC 420VA
> really cheap but this one only has a serial connection, and my server does
> not have a serial port.
> I am thinking of getting a SUNIX SUN-UTS1009B UTS1009B USB to Port Serial
> RS-232 Adapter <http://greenboxit.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=61491> >
> did some research but not sure if this will work.
> Or I can get a PCI card with a serial port.
> Any suggestions.
It's the chipset that's important, and the PL2303 works on FreeBSD.
cable with the adapter integrated into the connectors is easier to use,
and the price seems a bit high.
If you can find it, the FTDI chipset is better. PCI serial cards should
work also, although I can't recall trying any with FreeBSD.
Before all that, check to see if there is a serial header on the
motherboard. Then all you need is a standard DB9 to IDC cable, and any
computer place should have a box full of those.
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