[Nut-upsuser] Measuring Real Power- Load

Patrick Shyvers pshyvers at createspace.com
Tue Sep 29 03:13:04 UTC 2009

Hello, I've been using NUT and cacti to graph some values from our
UPS's.  Unfortunately, while the APC UPS's seem to track both apparent
(complex) power % and real power %, as best I can tell NUT will only
fetch apparent power.  ups.load returns apparent power, and I can't find
any key that returns real power- we need to know both.  Am I missing
something?  Is there a patch I can use?  Or is this simply not
(Also, if I'm confused and you're confident ups.load returns real power,
then please tell me about how to get apparent power!)

Thank you!

P.S. Real power % is the more pressing concern- all our loads seem to
have a ratio close to 1, and the UPS's all have a lower real power
capacity, so we're approaching our real power ceiling faster than
apparent power.

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