[Nut-upsdev] Help on UPS Eaton 5E 850i USB

Dalibor Musil dmusil at volny.cz
Sat Dec 20 22:49:48 UTC 2014

I was unable to setup |nut| on a server for the UPS Eaton 5E with USB
connection. All results what did I get was that driver is not running
and UPS is not recognized. What kind of driver is suitable for me and
what kind of settings? Unit is Eaton 5E.

result of |$ lsusb -v|

|Bus 004 Device 007: ID 0463:ffff MGE UPS Systems UPS
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x0463 MGE UPS Systems
  idProduct          0xffff UPS
  bcdDevice            0.01
  iManufacturer           1 
  iProduct                2 
  iSerial                 0 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           34
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower               20mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         3 Human Interface Device
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 No Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 None
      iInterface              0 
        HID Device Descriptor:
          bLength                 9
          bDescriptorType        33
          bcdHID               1.10
          bCountryCode           33 US
          bNumDescriptors         1
          bDescriptorType        34 Report
          wDescriptorLength     549
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
        bInterval              20
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

Content of |/etc/nut/ups.conf|

driver = blazer_usb
port = auto

Result of |$ upsdrvctl start| for |usbhid-ups| driver:

|Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.4.3
Network UPS Tools - Generic HID driver 0.34 (2.4.3)
USB communication driver 0.31
No matching HID UPS found
Driver failed to start (exit status=1)

Result of |$ upsdrvctl start| for |blazer_usb| driver:

|Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.4.3
Network UPS Tools - Megatec/Q1 protocol USB driver 0.03 (2.4.3)
No supported devices found. Please check your device availability with 'lsusb'
and make sure you have an up-to-date version of NUT. If this does not help,
try running the driver with at least 'subdriver', 'vendorid' and 'productid'
options specified. Please refer to the man page for details about these options
(man 8 blazer).

Driver failed to start (exit status=1)|

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