[Nut-upsuser] NUT and unsupported UPS brands

Arnaud QUETTE Arnaud.QUETTE at mgeups.com
Mon Oct 15 11:06:08 UTC 2007

Hi Mario,

Mario Cassani wrote:
> Hallo Arnaud,
>    some months ago I bought an SBS GC400 UPS.
>    I came with a kit RS232 + UPSmart CDROM that works only with RedHat 
>    As I use Debian I tried alien with no success.
>    Can you please provide me with any hint to understand if my UPS can 
be managed by NUT?
>    Can a driver be written, knowing how the cable works and which 
signals come out from the UPS' RS232?
>           TIA,
>       Mario Cassani

I don't know anything about such brand.

You have 3 options:
- dig a bit the net to see if it's a rebrand of some other manufacturer,
- contact the manufacturer to ask which protocol they use, and ask theim 
to support nut,
- try some nut driver in debug mode (<driver-name> -DDD ...) and check if 
something works.

Google'ing a bit on UPSmart, I found that trying megatec might be a good 
Thanks to keep us (the nut mailing list) informed of the results.

And the next time you buy an UPS, remember to prefer a NUT friendly one 

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