[Nut-upsuser] XPCC UPS

Will Marler will at wmarler.com
Mon Dec 10 01:50:20 UTC 2012

Thanks Charles, I sent a note to the XPCC tech support team right after
mailing nut-upsuser... figured best to reach out in several directions at
once : ). Haven't heard from them, but it's the weekend, so sort of
expected. I'll let you know if I do! Best,


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 7, 2012, at 5:49 PM, Will Marler wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > We're looking at XPCC UPS's and realized they're not listed on the NUT
> HCL. However, in my experience a lot of manufacturers use technology that
> is bought/licensed from someone else. So a driver for "XPCC" might not
> exist, but the XPCC brand might actually use a driver of a different name.
> The last mention in the list archives of "XPCC" is several years old,
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/nut-upsuser/2009-December/005761.htmland suggests that the driver may exist and be named "powercom."
> >
> > Does anyone have any knowledge in this area?
> Hopefully we will get a response from a NUT/XPCC user. In the mean time...
> I would contact the company and ask for information on the protocol for
> the model you are considering. It is certainly possible that it is
> powercom, or it might be Megatec (see the blazer_usb/blazer_ser drivers in
> NUT) given that there is a link to Megatec's home page on the XPCC driver
> download page. However, this might vary between models.
> If you do get in touch with someone at XPCC, feel free to point them to
> the nut-upsdev list. Due to time constraints, the NUT project tends not to
> reach out to UPS vendors first - most of us maintain drivers for the
> equipment we currently use, and additional UPSes around the house tend to
> clutter up the place :-) But we're happy to help, if the company can
> provide information without an NDA.
> --
> Charles Lepple
> clepple at gmail
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