[Nut-upsuser] What current UPS can I buy?

Matt Ivie matt.ivie at bonntran.com
Tue Sep 17 14:51:26 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-07-31 at 16:03 -0700, Kris Jordan wrote:
> Matt Ivie wrote, On 7/31/2013 8:14 AM:
> > On Wed, 2013-07-17 at 23:33 -0400, Charles Lepple wrote:
> >> On Jul 17, 2013, at 11:27 AM, Matt Ivie wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm really just looking for a UPS that might run a couple of small
> >>> servers and other small devices(routers or switches).
> >> Good call on including the network gear in the power budget. NUT isn't much use to the slave systems if the network connection between master and slave goes down.
> >>
> >>> If I could get
> >>> 15-30 minutes of runtime from the batts and o course run the automated
> >>> shutdown and reboot sequence through nut that would be great. The server
> >>> I'm looking at has a PSU capable of 200W but I don't expect to be maxing
> >>> out the system capabilities at all. I'll be running either Debian
> >>> Wheezy(most likely) or Trisquel 6.0 and I'd like to just use the
> >>> pre-packaged version of NUT rather than building a new package if I can.
> >> It doesn't look like I can just copy-and-paste the link to the exact result, but if you go to the UPS selector on the Eaton Power Quality page, they will recommend a few models:
> >>
> >>     http://powerquality.eaton.com/
> >>
> >> The NUT HCL spells out Powerware 9130/9140, but the Eaton pages refer to PW9130 and PW9140. Pretty sure they are the same unit with a different name.
> >>
> >> Debian wheezy has NUT 2.6.4, which should cover most of the units that Eaton's selector would recommend.
> >>
> >> You could also go with a Tripplite rack-mount UPS, but a lot of the low-end ones use a proprietary protocol that seems to change between model years.
> >>
> > What about the Eaton 5S series? Does it go under a different name on the
> > compatibility list or is it just not compatible?
> It's standard USB HID, so that's a good sign that it will work fine. The 
> 5S must not have been out long, they were lacking a good 
> desktop/workstation computer line-interactive unit, this one looks nice.
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I bought two of these units and so far they are working really well. The
units shutdown properly then come back online as you'd expect. No
hiccups at all. I've submitted a message to the nut-dev list in regard
to how this unit has been working so that it can hopefully be added to
the database.

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