[Nut-upsuser] Powercool?

Tim Clarke tim.clarke at manifest.co.uk
Sat Jan 23 16:14:22 UTC 2016

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I'm struggling to control an (inexpensive) USB UPS; a Powercool 1000.
Its not on the compat list I know so:

Using driver "genericups" and upstypes 4-8, 10, 13-17, 19 and 21-22
(achieved by following the "testing compatibility" steps at the end of
the genericups man page) I get OL. But none of them detect OB or LB or
SD (or any other state) when I cut the supply to the UPS.

There's no serial control port.

"dmesg | grep usb" gives me:

usb 1-3.1: new low speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
usb 1-3.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0001, idProduct=0000
usb 1-3.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=1, SerialNumber=1
usb 1-3.1: Product: ATCL FOR UPS
usb 1-3.1: Manufacturer: ATCL FOR UPS
usb 1-3.1: SerialNumber: ATCL FOR UPS
usb 1-3.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 1-3.1: can't set config #1, error -71

and lsusb gives:
Bus 001 Device 016: ID 0001:0000 Fry's Electronics

The idVendor and idProduct are horrid, alas. I've tried the other
usb-type drivers too with debug levels set high (bcmxcp_usb, blazer_usb,
richcomm_usb, tripplite_usb and sbhid-ups) and all say "...Device does
not match - skipping...." many times finishing with:

"No supported UPS detected"

I'm at the end of my knowledge here and I can't find anything about this
UPS on the 'net - including this list. I'd very much appreciate a
pointer into the void, please.
Tim Clarke

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