[Nut-upsuser] APC Smart-UPS 3000XL: Compatible/Any good?

George Ross gdmr at inf.ed.ac.uk
Wed Feb 10 12:55:13 UTC 2010

> I'm contemplating buying new batteries and putting an older APC
> Smart-UPS 3000XL back into service. Would that work well with NUT? Any
> drawbacks to consider?

We've never found the USB interface entirely reliable, but serial and the 
SNMP cards have both worked well for us.

A couple of caveats...

If you're using a serial cable, make sure it's wired correctly.  It's not a 
standard straight-through RS232 pinout.

Before you buy your new battery pack, check that you can get the old one 
out first.  They're inclined to swell as they age!
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