[Nut-upsdev] Tripplite Smart1500SLT configuration?

Jeff Cunningham jeffrey at cunningham.net
Thu Jul 24 15:20:33 UTC 2008

I'm read through the archives trying to figure out how to get a 
Tripplite SmartPro SLT 1500 configured with NUT using the USB interface 
(it also has a serial interface but I'd rather not).  The thread which 
this link belonged to seemed most instructive:


and I followed it as best I could. I'm running a x86-64 kernel 
and first tried the version 2.2.2-2 Debian package of Nut. This resulted 
in confusion and - I think - failure. My guess is it didn't recognize 
this particular Tripplite UPS but I couldn't really tell.

Following the path of the thread originator, I checked out the latest 
version of Nut from the SVN repository and built that, then followed the 
INSTALL instructions. Here is the ups.conf I used:

  driver = usbhid-ups
  port = auto
  vendorid = 09ae
  desc "Golum"

The driver started up like this:

root at golum:# /usr/local/ups/bin/upsdrvctl start
Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.3.0-1515
Network UPS Tools: 0.29 USB communication driver - core 0.33 (2.3.0-1515)

Using subdriver: TrippLite HID 0.2 (experimental)

which looked like a partial success (I hope - at least it didn't 
complain and die), but it didn't " show a few details about the 
hardware" to give me any comfort, either. But I pressed on.  My 
upsd.conf was:

LISTEN ::1 3493

and my initial upsd.users was empty.  I started up 
/usr/local/ups/sbin/upsd and after killing it and correcting the group 
on ups.conf to 'nut' like INSTALL told me to (idiot) and restarting it, 
I got

root at golum:# /usr/local/ups/sbin/upsd
Network UPS Tools upsd 2.3.0-1515
listening on ::1 port 3493
listening on port 3493
Connected to UPS [tripplite]: usbhid-ups-tripplite

Step 11. My first test: status data:
root at golum:# /usr/local/ups/bin/upsc tripplite at localhost ups.status

I'm starting to think this is looking good. Now for some details:

root at golum:# /usr/local/ups/bin/upsc tripplite at localhost
battery.charge: 100
battery.charge.low: 10
battery.charge.warning: 30
battery.temperature: 24.9
battery.type: PbAC
battery.voltage: 40.7
battery.voltage.nominal: 36.0
driver.name: usbhid-ups
driver.parameter.pollfreq: 30
driver.parameter.pollinterval: 2
driver.parameter.port: auto
driver.parameter.vendorid: 09ae
driver.version: 2.3.0-1515
driver.version.data: TrippLite HID 0.2 (experimental)
driver.version.internal: 0.33
input.frequency: 59.9
input.transfer.high: 145.0
input.transfer.low: 95.0
input.voltage: 120.3
input.voltage.nominal: 120
output.frequency: 59.9
output.frequency.nominal: 60
output.voltage: 120.3
output.voltage.nominal: 120
ups.beeper.status: enabled
ups.delay.shutdown: 20
ups.delay.start: 30
ups.load: 12
ups.mfr: Tripp Lite
ups.model: TRIPP LITE SMART1500SLT
ups.power.nominal: 1500
ups.productid: 3012
ups.serial: 9605ALCSM538800161
ups.status: OL
ups.timer.reboot: -1
ups.timer.shutdown: -1
ups.timer.start: -1
ups.vendorid: 09ae
ups.watchdog.status: 0

Hallelujah! At least, I think I can say that. All the ones that I can 
make sense of, look good to me.

Does the rest of it make sense? If so, I believe you can add this device 
to your supported devices list. If not, I'll be glad to help figure out 
what it takes to make it so.


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