[Nut-upsuser] still no nut at reboot

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 13:07:22 UTC 2010

On Nov 16, 2010, at 11:07 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Before I start on those scripts again, can you clarify this line in  
> the
> status output for me?
> ups.load: 31

Percentage of max load, as reported by the UPS itself.

> Its a 1500 WA rated supply.  If that is the percentage of the max  
> load it
> can support, then there obviously is plenty of margin available to  
> extend a
> drop cord to a legacy computer in the basement that normally runs  
> headless
> because I usually work on it from here with a minicom session to a  
> shell
> started to a serial port on it.  That would help protect it from  
> locally
> induced lightning cause emp's, which have caused degraded usb hubs  
> in the
> past.  However, that load would have to include a brother B&W laser
> printer, and they are hungry, with dim the lights startup draws.   
> Humm.  I
> think I just shot that idea down in flames.

I tend to keep printers on the surge-suppressed-only outlets.

> If that is a percentage, the report should add a % to that line in  
> the next
> incarnation. ;)

...or you could use a GUI for that ;-)

We've tried to keep the output simple and machine-parseable. All of  
the units are listed in the new user manual (as well as the text files  
in older versions of the documentation):


Charles Lepple

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