[Nut-upsuser] APC Smart-UPS 1200
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Sat Oct 13 18:34:46 UTC 2012
2012/10/5 Michal Soltys <soltys at ziu.info>
> On 2012-10-04 22:59, Arnaud Quette wrote:
>> 2012/10/4 Kris Jordan <nut.kj at sagebrushnetworks.com
>> <mailto:nut.kj@**sagebrushnetworks.com <nut.kj at sagebrushnetworks.com>>>
>> Arnaud Quette wrote, On 10/4/2012 9:26 AM:
>> 2012/10/4 Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
>> <mailto:wolfy at nobugconsulting.**ro <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>>
>> <mailto:wolfy at nobugconsulting.**__ro
>> <mailto:wolfy at nobugconsulting.**ro <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>>>>
>> On 10/04/2012 05:55 PM, Arnaud Quette wrote:
>> Also note that this unit is supported through USB, but
>> SmartUPS (for ~ 3 years) use a new serial protocol,
>> microlink, which is not supported in NUT (nor in any
>> opensource solution).
>> Is that true for the SmartUPS 1000 VA (
>> ) ? I plan to buy one next week and if it's not supported
>> by nut (
>> or apcupsd in case of emergency ) I'll go shopping
>> something else
>> AFAICT, "newer" (since ~3 years) APC unit using the microlink
>> for serial communication are not supported anywhere.
>> Binary protocol, not documented, nor reverse engineered (yet).
>> Some readings:
>> Another reading (search for "Do Not Purchase The Following
>> Apcupsd works with microlink UPS's, but only the most basic status
>> info is provided. It's not the microlink protocol it's working with,
>> but some other basic communication mode those UPS's provide. You can
>> get full info back by purchasing the legacy communications card.
>> I'm not an APC expert, so there might be slight nuances or updates that
>> I'm not aware of.
>> as told, AFAICT any units that use microlink *doesn't* work with serial
>> but as also told on Apcupsd webpage, USB works (basically) and expansion
>> cards are another option.
>> what is part of the nuances is the declination of SmartUPS units:
>> SMX/SMT, RT XL are the only one mentioned.
>> are there other SmartUPS models that either use microlink but provides a
>> minimal set of data, or units still using the old protocol?
>> anyone that can help clarifying this, preferably with a wrap-up, is very
>> welcome to do so!
>> here is the current situation:
>> and if anyone can provide microlink snoops for analysis, I would be
>> pleased to take a look at it.
>> Does NUT not work in a similar way with these UPS's?
>> I'll delegate the right answer to Michal. Mine would be "very likely"...
> AFAIK, SUA should be fully supported. Even at APC's site there's an
> overpriced smart cable as an option for that particular model ;) Though I'm
> a bit surprised that ups model is still listed there (as available, in
> Romania). Recollecting from older threads on apc forums or mails on apcupsd
> list, I think there was someone complaining that he couldn't buy SUA models
> anymore and was offered SMT as a replacement.
> For SMT, SMX, RTD models the only (serial) option of talking to nut or
> apcupsd through smart protocol is:
> You can easily distinguish new models by having rj45 instead of serial.
> Before/if you decide to purchase it, doublecheck everything.
I've checked the manpage, and it already includes this info.
can you please make a patch for data/driver.list , mentioning these info?
ideally, the driver.list should be something like:
"APC" "ups" "1" "Smart-UPS SMT" "newer models (with RJ45),
require AP9620 serial card" "apcsmart"
... same for SMX and RTD
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org
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