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

Mike. the.lists at mgm51.com
Sun Jul 7 13:38:15 UTC 2013

On 7/7/2013 at 12:09 PM Alf Høgemark wrote:

|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
|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
|the UPS ?
|For example, the 
|I expect to get info about energy metering using "upsc" ?

The exact output of upsc is the lesser of two concerns for me.  My main
concern is what UPS variables can I control via NUT?

I recently tried to change the shutdown delay of my UPS.  Even though
upsc displays the value of the shutdown delay, it cannot be changed.

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