[Nut-upsuser] Eaton Powerware 5110 - some stats not reported

Greg Vickers daehenoc at iinet.net.au
Sun Feb 16 01:06:31 UTC 2014

On 16/02/14 10:03, Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2014, at 6:46 PM, Greg Vickers wrote:
>> Thanks!  I've attached the file to this email (bcmxcp_usb.output2014160926.gz), it ran for 12 seconds, and looks like it's looping by that time.  I'm not sure what to look for, does grepping for 'Yes' show the variables that the driver can pull off this UPS?
> The boolean variables seem to be indicated by "Yes". I think the "meter map" is the source of the numeric variables:
>     0.566550	Index	Offset	Format	NUT
>     0.566617	0027	0000	51	output.frequency
>     0.566680	0028	0004	51	input.frequency
>     0.566743	0033	0008	51	battery.voltage
>     0.566805	0041	0012	f0	battery.voltage.low
>     0.566866	0043	0016	f0	battery.charge.low
>     0.566928	0047	0020	f0	ups.load
>     0.566989	0056	0024	f0	input.voltage
>     0.567051	0065	0028	51	output.current
>     0.567113	0068	0032	51	output.current.nominal
>     0.567175	0078	0036	f0	output.voltage
>     0.567237	0091	0040	f0	input.quality
> Maybe Alf has some additional insights?
>> Ah, I see - I've noticed that when I browse to upsset.cgi, that there are no Settings reported when I select Settings and click the View button.  If I select the Commands function and click View, there are only four available:
>> - Turn off the load and return when power is back
>> - Turn off the load and remain off
>> - Start a battery test
>> - Description unavailable
> I think Settings are what you would see from "upsrw <ups>", and Commands are listed by "upscmd -l <ups>". You're going to make me actually install the CGI programs, aren't you? Everything else I have been able to just look up in the source :-)

And correspondingly with what you say here, the same detail is returned 
by these commands:
$ sudo upsrw Powerware5110
$ (wow, nothing returned!)

$ sudo upscmd -l Powerware5110
Instant commands supported on UPS [Powerware5110]:
shutdown.return - Turn off the load and return when power is back
shutdown.stayoff - Turn off the load and remain off
test.battery.start - Start a battery test
test.system.start - Description unavailable

Bugger, huh.  Guess I'll have to use the Windows software to set the 
beeper[1] to OFF.  You don't have to install the cgi scripts, I'll be 
the guinea pig for the driver[0]!

>> I have a Belkin UPS which I was running on this system up to a few days ago when I figured out that the battery was totally cactus, and I put the Eaton back in until I get replacement batteries for the Belkin.  (The Belkin is two 12v batteries, the Eaton is one.) Anyway, the driver for the Belkin actually has Settings reported, and I can't remember, but about 10+ different Commands.
>> Is the lack of Settings or Commands indicative of any problem, or is it the case that these just haven't been implemented on this driver?
> Right, or that the protocol doesn't expose the settings or commands.
>> p.s. The only difference I can see from the web page any my upsc output is that my UPS is a 700, and the driver was developed on a 500?
> The part that confuses me is why they would have the same firmware revision for what seem to be different sets of capabilities. Usually, the only internal difference between a 500 VA UPS and a 700 VA UPS is the size of the battery string and maybe the power electronics module.

[0] Hurmm, well, I'm happy to do any testing of code with this 700i model!
[1] Once I get replacement batteries for the 1200VA Belkin, the 
Powerware 5110 will be moved to hold up my weather station and wfrog 
laptop, so I can keep recording weather events if we lose power!


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