[Nut-upsuser] Best Power FE700VA?

David Melik dchmelik at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 20:44:24 UTC 2018

On 02/13/2018 03:49 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2018, at 11:53 PM, David Melik wrote:
> On 01/21/2018 05:53 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
>>> 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?
> minicom or screen should work - after you configure the serial port settings, they will show everything sent by the UPS, and you can enter the "f" command in that session.
> For initial setup, you can run "minicom -s" and it takes you right to the configuration screen. You will probably want to clear out some of the modem init strings if they are present - the UPS will likely not understand them.

Minicom listed a blank modem init string, and 'f' did nothing.  I didn't 
see how to do anything similar in screen.

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