[Nut-upsuser] Best Power FE700VA?

David Melik dchmelik at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 04:53:18 UTC 2018

On 01/21/2018 05:53 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> My understanding was that many of the older Best Power units were downstream of generators, and as such, full-blown power outages of both mains and generator power were not expected.
> That said, it might be that the "bestfcom" driver predates when we were actively collecting specific model names for the Hardware Compatibility List and the Device Dump Library. Does the manual linked below describe your model?
>     http://unifiedpowerusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ferrups-users-guide.pdf
> If you hook up a terminal emulator to the comms port (1200 baud, 8/N/1 unless stickers and/or configuration DIP switches indicate otherwise), and type "f" <return>, do you get a status line like one of the following?
>     https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/blob/v2.7.4/drivers/bestfcom.c#L226-L244

Of course, I got Eaton Powerware's RS-232 cable for FE700VA/etc. but 
don't know what 'hook up a terminal emulator'... no Slackware GNU/Linux 
BASH command 'f,' or do I run (or install/compile) a certain program to 
enable/access that?

> Let us know how it goes, and we can update the various compatibility lists:
>     http://buildbot.networkupstools.org/~buildbot/docker-debian-jessie/docs/latest/stable-hcl.html#footnotes

Certainly, once I figure this out...

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