[Nut-upsuser] APC Back UPS?

David Melik davidnchmelik at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 01:59:15 GMT 2018

On 12/26/18 8:55 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2018, at 4:07 AM, David Melik wrote:
>> Lately I got (used) an APC Back UPS Pro 1000 and Back UPS NS 1080. I got an [8P8C]-to-USB cable from another UPS, but the Pro isn't detected (with usbhid-ups.) I haven't tried the NS yet but it seems to not be on the list though looks just like the Pro.
> There are a few different angles we can approach this one from. What error message do you get from usbhid-ups, and what does "lsusb -d 051d:" show?

root at 0.darwinheim:~# rc.ups start
Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.7.4
Network UPS Tools - Generic HID driver 0.41 (2.7.4)
USB communication driver 0.33
No matching HID UPS found
Driver failed to start (exit status=1)
root at 0.darwinheim:~# lsusb -d 051d:
root at 0.darwinheim:~#

Maybe it's not a standard ethernet-to-UPS cable?

> Here are the APC USB IDs that the latest NUT code recognizes:
> https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/blob/master/drivers/apc-hid.c#L87-L92

I don't really understand that section...

> (Unless you have rebuilt from the latest Git sources, your packages are probably older, and may not include all of these IDs.)

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