[Nut-upsuser] Shutdown time configuration

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Mon Dec 16 19:55:25 GMT 2019

On December 16, 2019 9:14:01 PM GMT+02:00, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
>On 2019-12-16 05:34, Roger Price wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Dec 2019, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> I switched a while back to a Cyberpower PR3000LCDRTXL2U UPS with an
>>> external battery chassis.  We've lost power twice since I installed
>>> and both times, the UPS has killed power to everything while still
>>> indicating 80% capacity before NUT has even initiated shutdown on
>>> I don't think I ever got all the way through NUT configuration on
>>> What am I most likely doing wrong, or what might I have missed, or
>>> setting am I misunderstanding, that the UPS itself is shutting off
>>> power so absurdly early?
>> It would be interesting to see your NUT configuration.  If it would
>help you 
>> there is a shell script at http://rogerprice.org/NUT/nut-report which
>> prepare a configuration report.  (It removes passwords.)
>Thanks!  Report attached.
>One observation:
>"WARNING: I am unable to call script nut-journal to
>read the NUT activity records in the systemd journal.
>Either the nut-journal script is not available
>or you do not have access to the journal
>for system commands such as those of NUT.
>Ask your system administrator to add your
>account to the systemd-journal group.
>When this is done, log out and then log in
>and try again."
>.... OR, you're not running systemd.  (Out, out, vile daemon.  You
>not pass.)
>> Meanwhile, how old is your battery?  Very old batteries can produce
>exactly the 
>> effect you describe: crashing rapidly while still indicating high
>It's a brand new UPS installed earlier this year.
There are documented cases of UPSes that were stored so long on a shelf prior to being sold that the batteries were completely dry at the time of sale.
If your UPS is not sealed, I'd open it and test the batteries separately. Or at least do a full self check.

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