[Nut-upsdev] Problem with bestfcom and old Ferrups
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Wed Feb 6 17:32:42 UTC 2008
I have an old (1997) Best Ferrups (model FE18KVA) that I am trying to
monitor for the first time, but all the Best drivers fail to communicate
In ups_sync() in bestuferrups.c and bestfcom.c, the "time" command is
sent and a one-line response is read. However, on my UPS, that command
returns the current time and then prompts for a new time setting. I
worked around that by just sending another "\r" (on an UPS that doesn't
prompt for the time that will just send an empty command and return
another prompt). I added:
execute("\r", buf, sizeof(buf));
to the end of ups_sync().
However, then neither bestuferrups or bestfcom recognize my UPS. It
does not support the "fc" command, and bestfcom rejects the output of
the "f" command, which is:
bestuferrups rejects the output of the id command, which is (the ^L^Z is
actually the control codes):
FERRUPS Uninterruptible Power System
By Best Power Technology, Inc.
Route 1 Highway 80 / P.O. Box 280
Necedah, WI 54646 USA
Sales: (800) 356-5794
Service: (800) 356-5737
FAX: (608) 565-2221
Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 1995 Best Power Technology, Inc.
Unit ID: FE18K03385
Serial #: FE18K03385
Ideas or suggestions?
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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