[Nut-upsuser] Problem with GeekSquad GS-1500 (Cyberpower 1500 avr lcd)

cybernet_ cybernet_ at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 14 00:32:12 UTC 2007

I found out that my UPS used over a serial cable is a "dumb" UPS (contact

I got it working with the genericups driver with type=7 (cyberpower power99)


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Reynolds [mailto:mav at wastegate.net] 
Sent: 13 avril 2007 07:08
To: cybernet_ --
Cc: nut-upsuser at lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Nut-upsuser] Problem with GeekSquad GS-1500 (Cyberpower 1500
avr lcd)

cybernet_ -- wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed Nut 2.0.5 on a RedHat 9 box.
> I have a GeekSquad 1500 UPS. (GeekSquad is a BestBuy brand) I've found 
> out that
> it's actually a CyberPower 1500 AVR LCD.
> I'm using it with the serial cable.
> I'm unable to get it working with any of the drivers provided with NUT.
> I've tried cpsups, cyberpower and powerpanel.
> here's the output of the different drivers

It doesn't look like it uses the same powerpanel protocol as the older
cyberpower system.  I believe one gentleman used the newhidups (now named
hiddev in the trunk, I believe) driver in 2.0.5 to get his working on the
USB port.  

If you are able to capture the serial port communications from your ups
using portmon
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/portmon.mspx), more
than likely we could add your protocol to the powerpanel driver.

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