[Nut-upsuser] Nut with Powercom iCute ICT-530U (USB)

Dominik Gora;czkowski dominik.goraczkowski at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 22:08:31 CET 2007

Hello Peter!

Well, my /proc/usb/devices says:

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#= 3 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0d9f ProdID=0002 Rev= 0.00
S: Manufacturer=POWERCOM CO., LTD.
S: Product=USB to Serial
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hid
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=10ms
E: Ad=02(O) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=10ms

And the manufacturer's UPS monitor (not working though) says:

Copyright(c) Powercom Co., Ltd., all rights reserved.
UPSMON_USB V0.9 program start!
UPSMON_USB: The UPS USB serial port use (null).
UPSMON_USB: Ac Fail count down is seted 30 seconds.
UPSMON_USB: UPS shutdown delay time is seted 1 minutes and 30 seconds.
hiddev driver version is 1.0.4
HID: vendor 0xd9f product 0x2 version 0x0 applications [1]: ffa00001
HID: bus: 1 devnum: 3 ifnum: 0
UPS HID device name: "POWERCOM CO., LTD. USB to Serial"

Is anything of this looking familiar? I haven't got any reply from the 
manufacturer, so nut is probably my only option of making this UPS 
working under Linux.
I'll try the new hid driver - from what I red, I need to compile the 
project with special options to bulid USB drivers and have usbtools 
installed already on my system, is this correct?

Dominik Goraczkowski

P.S. I've tried to set all options to sent this message encoded 
correctly this time.

Peter Selinger napisa?(a):
> Hi Dominik,
> no, I don't think I have seen this device before. What is its
> USB manufacturer and product ID (lsusb or usbview should show this, as
> does the newhidups driver). 
> If it is a HID device, then it should not be very difficult to support
> it in NUT, if it isn't already compatible. 
> Try the newhidups driver (called usbhid-ups in the newest SVN sources,
> newhidups in the 2.0.5 release). If it doesn't recognize the device
> ("no matching devices found..."), try with -u root. If this doesn't
> work, try the -x explore and -x productid=XXXX options and send the
> resulting debug output.
> -- Peter
> P.S. could you please set your email program to encode text as plain
> text or quoted printable, rather than base64? I use an ancient mail
> reader and it shows your email like this:
> SGkhCgpJcyB0aGVyZSBhbnkgdXNlciBvZiBudXQgaGF2aW5nIHRoaXMgdHlwZSBvZiBVUFM/ICgK
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> etc.
>> Hi!
>> Is there any user of nut having this type of UPS? (
>> http://www.pcmups.com.tw/product/iCute.html)
>> It works nice under windows and also is detected under Linux and installed
>> as USB HID device. There is problem however, as the software provided by its
>> manufacturer (http://www.pcmups.com.tw/download/Download/UPSMON_USBV091.zip)
>> doesn't seem to comunicate with the UPS at all. It shows messages sugesting
>> that the UPS is connected and detected, but there is no action when AC is
>> disconnected. The hardware is working fine, as the windows version of their
>> UPS monitor instantly shows power surges and turns off the PC. I've sent
>> mail to the manufacturer but received no reply so far.
>> So, will nut work with this type of ups? In the compatibility list (
>> http://www.networkupstools.org/compat/stable.html) there is enigmatic
>> statement "various" in the Powercom section. Shall I have hope and download
>> the package or just lie down and cry? ;)
>> Dominik Gor±czkowski

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