[Nut-upsuser] Differences between USB and serial on an MGE Pulsar Evolution 3000

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 11:33:25 UTC 2011

Hi Neil,

2011/10/6 Neil A. Hillard <neil at dana.org.uk>:
> Hi Arnaud,
> Many thanks for your quick reply.
>>> Unfortunately there appears to be a lot of parameters missing from the
>>> serial driver (using mge-shut) when compared to the USB driver
>>> (usbhid-ups)
>>> and more importantly, output.voltage.nominal is reported at 72 Volts
>>> instead
>>> of the correct 230 Volts.
> <snip>
>> I won't go in depth, but this is a known point:
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=411864
> Many thanks for the pointer.  Don't know how I managed to miss that during
> my searching but that details my experiences, too.
>> This is also why I've developed the 'newmge-shut' driver, which shares
>> a lot of code with the usbhid-ups one.
>> FYI, SHUT stands for Serial HID UPS Transfer, which is basically HID
>> (as in USB, so the same data) but over a serial link.
>> the newmge-shut take over has been postponed for some time, but it's
>> only due to a lack of time and formal testing, more than issues with
>> this driver. And mge-shut is not really maintained anymore...
>> could you please test again with newmge-shut, and report back?
> I actually noticed newmge-shut just after I sent my original message so I've
> got the upsc output handy (listed below).  I've highlighted the values that
> differ from the USB output (with an asterisk) and I've spotted that there
> are a few parameters missing:
> input.frequency.extended
> input.frequency.nominal
> input.voltage.extended
> ups.beeper.status
> ups.test.result
> If there's anything I can do to help get these added or perform some more
> testing then please let me know.
> ...

are the below ones missing or different?
could you please send me a debug output using (after having stopped NUT) :
$ /path/to/newmge-shut -DDDDD -a <ups-name>

the 5 first seconds should be sufficient.


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