[Nut-upsuser] OpenUPS2 support in the HID driver?

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 19:20:15 UTC 2014

On Sep 8, 2014, at 7:08 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sep 8, 2014, at 5:46 PM, John Thurston <john.thurston at alaska.gov> wrote:
>> I bought a very nice little, self contained, UPS from mini-box:
>> http://www.mini-box.com/OpenUPS2
>> thinking it would be handled by NUT.
>> I think I misread or misinterpreted the HCL
>> http://www.networkupstools.org/stable-hcl.html
> Correct, we only knew about the original openUPS (USB ID 04d8:d004) at the time that was written.
>> The OpenUPS UPS is listed as supported under usbhid-ups, and I had assumed that OpenUPS2 would be as well. Bzzzzt. I get a unknown device ID for d005
>> Is adding (or hacking) support for this device into the HID driver something simple which can be done without a recompile?
> As a first test, start upsd (let us know if you need more details, but this depends on how your OS/distribution packages things up) and then run the usbhid-ups driver manually, as root, with an extra option:
>   path/to/usbhid-ups -u root -x productid=d005 -a name-of-ups
> If everything is the same under the hood, you can add "productid=d005" to ups.conf. You will also want to copy the line in /etc/udev/52-nut-usbups.rules that looks like this:
> ATTR{idVendor}=="04d8", ATTR{idProduct}=="d004", MODE="664", GROUP="nobody"
> and change the "d004" to "d005".
> If that works, let us know and we will add it to the driver.


Did this work when adding "-x productid=d005"? If so, we can update the driver so that it matches automatically.

The output of "upsc" would also be handy, for future reference.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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