[Nut-upsdev] nutdrv-qx powercool 1500VA USB UPS

Matthew Wire devel at mrwire.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 11:49:14 UTC 2016

Further analysis it looks like the status string matches the q1 subdriver
but a lowercase "f" is sent to request it instead of "Q1\r". What do you

I have recently purchased a powercool 1500VA UPS (this one:

It comes with software for windows/linux called UPSmart1.5 which connects
and monitors this UPS.  I am unable to use it with NUT at present.  It
seems that the driver nutdrv_qx could be made to support it but does not at

I am testing with the command: ./nutdrv_qx -u root -a powercool -DDDDD -x
vendorid=0001 -x productid=0000

On my github https://github.com/mattwire/powercool-ups you can see some
debug data.  The file powercool_usbmon.txt is captured using wireshark and
contains a startup, connection and shutdown of UPSmart software.  You can
see that it is reading some data correctly from the UPS.

Could you advise what is the best way to proceed with this please?

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