[Nut-upsuser] APC Back UPS?

David Melik davidnchmelik at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 00:28:14 GMT 2018

On 12/27/18 8:09 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> [...] That's Ben's point - either it is actual Ethernet (usually found 
> on an add-on UPS SNMP monitoring card, where the jack typically has 
> two status LEDs, one on either side of the notch for the modular plug 
> tab) that needs to go to another Ethernet jack on a NIC or a switch, 
> or it is a proprietary APC cable that vaguely resembles an Ethernet 
> cable on one end. (I was incorrect when I said 8P8C before - MGE uses 
> 8P8C modular jacks for similar USB/serial proprietary cables.) [...]

On 12/27/18 8:17 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> [...] Correction to my correction: apparently APC uses both 8-pin and 
> 10-pin modular jacks.
> The SmartUPS C1000 has a 10-pin jack labeled serial (and the 
> industry-standard USB Type B jack for USB, hooray), but for your 
> models, a few images online seem to show an 8-pin jack labeled "data 
> port" for the BackUPS Pro 1000 and BackUPS NS 1080. [...] 

On 12/28/18 12:30 AM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> [...] No, they are USB cables with dubious connectors :)
> You could look for the pinout on internet and make one. That's what I did. After all there are only 4 wires. 2 for data, V+ and V-.

I guess I'm a bit off-topic now, but found zero results for 'APC 
eight-pin cable' in Google.  Does anyone have the image, or if I asked 
my local PC shop to make cables, do you think they would know?  I'll 
probably ask them as they gave/sold me the UPSes and I don't feel 
skilled with hardware...


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