[Nut-upsuser] Accurate battery reports? (HP R3000 XR)

Jon Bendtsen jbendtsen at laerdal.dk
Mon Jul 13 12:18:09 UTC 2009

On 13/07/2009, at 14.06, Kjell Claesson wrote:

>> Hi
> Hi Jon,
>> I have a HP R3000 XR UPS which NUT never says is at 100% battery.
>> It seems stuck in 98 or 99 . something percentage.
>> How accurate should i expect the reports to be? All my other UPSes  
>> has
>> been and is at 100%, even those i have retired.
> This is something I have noticed during testing of the driver.
> My PW5115 is only going up to 90% and the PW5125 is at 98%.
> This is reported from the ups and i am not sure how this is  measured.
> But in the config of the ups you have possibility to set the
> 'Max Battery Equalize Voltage' this is the highest voltage the battery
> get charged to.
> Protocol and info is now public at
> http://www.networkupstools.org/protocols/eaton/
> The problem is at the moment the driver does not support setting this
> parameter. I hold back on this as it may damage the ups if it is not  
> done
> in the right way.
> But you may hook up the settings program from powerware (Eaton) to
> make adjustments.

is bcmxcp a eaton driver?

>> My monitor system runs debian. The host that is physically connected
>> to this ups runs:
>> 	nut		2.2.2-6.4
>> The web script runs
>> 	nut-cgi	2.0.4-4
> If you can try the new 2.4.1, you have some more info from the ups,  
> and better
> support for load-segments. And it would be fine for me if you can  
> test it so
> it don't break the function of the HP XR series.

sorry, the UPS is already in production usage.

As for 2.4.1, i will get it eventually once it is in debian stable. I  
did try to upgrade
to 2.4.1-3 from debian testing, but i had to change a lot to get it  
working, so i gave
up and reverted to debian stable.

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