[Nut-upsuser] How to find out the output of "upsc" for each UPS model supported by NUT ?

Alf Høgemark alf at i100.no
Sun Jul 7 10:09:06 UTC 2013


When purchasing a new UPS, one of the major functionalities I would 
assess, is the support is has by NUT.
We have the http://www.networkupstools.org/stable-hcl.html page, where 
we can see if a UPS is supported, and what the level is.

But I would really like to have more knowledge.
I would like to know how the output from the "upsc" looks, so I know 
what values I will get from the UPS using NUT.
For example, does the UPS report "time left on battery", "time to 
charge", "ups.load", "date and time" etc, etc.

I think it would be nice to have a web page (somewhere, I do not know 
where), for each UPS model, listing the output of "upsc", which can be 
supplied by NUT users having the hardware.
This has proven valuable for me for example when buying laptops, then I 
always use thinkwiki.org, to check what is supported on linux for a 
specific laptop model,
for example like this http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W510 and 

Do other NUT users miss knowing exactly how the upsc output will look 
for a UPS model ?
Does anyone have opinions on where we could record such information ? 
Should it be one page per model, or one page per driver with a section 
for each model ?

I am particularly interested in knowing how the output is from UPSes 
handled by the general usb driver in NUT.
Do they report enough info so one can see / calculate the power usage of 
the UPS ?
For example, the 
http://powerquality.eaton.com/Products-services/Backup-Power-UPS/5P.aspx, can 
I expect to get info about energy metering using "upsc" ?

Alf Høgemark

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