[Nut-upsdev] Compatibility question

Al M almieger at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 11:21:03 BST 2022

Thanks for the quick response!

On Sun, Jul 17, 2022 at 10:51 PM Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jul 17, 2022, at 4:09 PM, Al M via Nut-upsdev <
> nut-upsdev at alioth-lists.debian.net> wrote:
> >
> > Should this APC UPS be compatible with NUT? Could not find it on the
> compatible list.
> >
> > This description from Amazon:
> > APC UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector, 600VA Backup Battery Power
> Supply, BE600M1 Back-UPS
> It would probably work well enough to get some debug output from the
> usbhid-ups driver, if it doesn't work out of the box.
> I'm basing this off of the user manual linked from what seems to be the
> appropriate product page:
> https://www.apc.com/shop/tt/en/products/APC-Back-UPS-600VA-120V-1-USB-charging-port-7-NEMA-outlets-2-surge-/P-BE600M1
> "Note: PowerChute is only compatible with a Windows operating system. If
> you are using Mac OSX, use the native shutdown feature to protect your
> system. See the documentation provided with your computer."
> What the OS X comment implies is that the UPS is compatible with USB HID
> PDC (Power Device Class), which both macOS and NUT usbhid-ups implement.
> However, this doesn't guarantee full NUT compatibility, and it doesn't
> indicate which readings you would be able to get with NUT (versus
> PowerChute, which apparently uses another protocol on top of USB HID).
> TL;DR make sure the UPS comes with a good return policy.
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