[Nut-upsuser] false low battery alarm

Kris Jordan nut.kj at sagebrushnetworks.com
Thu Feb 28 20:02:53 UTC 2013

Ben Kamen wrote, On 2/28/2013 11:52 AM:
> On 2013-02-28 1:48 PM, Kris Jordan wrote:
>> Ben Kamen wrote, On 2/28/2013 10:08 AM:
>>> On 2013-02-28 11:55 AM, Kris Jordan wrote:
>>>> Vieri wrote, On 2/28/2013 9:41 AM:
>>>>> --- On Thu, 2/28/13, Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Will the ups.mfr.date value be updated automatically by the APC 
>>>>> ups firmware when I change the battery or will I need to set it 
>>>>> manually? I'm asking because I'm not sure if the current battery 
>>>>> was really installed at the time indicated by this field.
>>>> Where APC has provided a value for battery mfg date, it has always 
>>>> been the same as the UPS mfg date. The value isn't automatically 
>>>> updated and NUT doesn't (from what I've seen) provide a way to 
>>>> update it manually.
>>> The Nut Gnome client does allow updating the battery changeout value.
>>> the field in question is: battery.date
>> I've only seen it as a read-only value (not in upsrw). Have you tried 
>> changing it in that client?
> Yep.
>  Just did it again now as a sanity check. Seems to work (barring a 
> complete shutdown of my web/dns/mail server and all systems to make 
> sure it sticks in the UPS too)

Restarting NUT should be enough to check. So NUT probably does support 
it on certain models. I have a bunch of APC RS's that can have their 
battery date updated using apctest, but not with NUT. Not a big deal though.

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