[Nut-upsuser] For APC Back UPS ES users

Kris Jordan nut.kj at sagebrushnetworks.com
Tue Sep 11 06:19:52 UTC 2012

Seems to be working as far as reporting data w/o staleness.

driver.version: 2.6.5-3691:3709M
device.model: Back-UPS ES 725
ups.firmware: 802.n2.D
ups.firmware.aux: n2
ups.productid: 0002
ups.vendorid: 051d

Kris Jordan wrote, On 9/10/2012 1:30 PM:
> I didn't have any issues with my old ES 725 and 2.6.4 for Windows 
> (7x64). I better make sure this new driver doesn't cause any issue for 
> its particular firmware. I can't look at it at the moment, but I'll 
> try and check it out today.
> FredericBohe at Eaton.com wrote, On 9/10/2012 7:58 AM:
>> With Arnaud Quette's help, I have tried to fix the regression 
>> concerning the APC Back UPS ES unit.
>> This regression is related to an issue in this UPS firmware. It 
>> cannot be reverted to previous version because the current code fixes 
>> communication issue with others UPS (which behave correctly, but are 
>> not very permissive).
>> So we (Arnaud and I) have decided to add a tweak (call it a hack if 
>> you wish) for this APC UPS.
>> I need your help to test it on real hardware.
>> For UNIX users, you will need to compile NUT from revision 3723.
>> For Windows users, it is here : http://fbohe.free.fr/usbhid-ups.exe
>> For Denis: It is NOT the same binary you have already tested. You 
>> should use this one now.
>> Please let us know if this new driver fix your issue.
>> Thanks to all reporter.
>> Regards,
>> Fred

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