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UPS Monitor

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Daky, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I am currently using shibby's latest firmware.

    I see it has UPS monitor option.

    Any way to find which UPS's are supported by this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I think that all which are connect over USB to the router
     
  3. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    Thanks for response sir.

    So, it doesn't have to be APC UPS?

    Thanks
     
  4. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I used this feature with old UPS last year and it was working fine... please contact Shibby20
     
  5. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    It has to be APS UPS and it must be connected via USB to router.
     
  6. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    Thanks shibby.

    Looking for APC ups then :)
     
  7. haarp

    haarp LI Guru Member

    Will serial UPS using an USB converter also work?
     
  8. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

  9. haarp

    haarp LI Guru Member

    I already AM using apcupsd on my server. I know that it's possible.

    I'm asking if Shibby's web interface supports it.
     
  10. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    apcupsd is compiled with usb driver only. I do not know if it will work
     
  11. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member


    If you're using a USB converter with serial, my experience is that you'll need to load an extra module.

    Code:
    modprobe pl2303
    
    It should already be in Shibby's firmware last I checked, but that was a year ago.
     
  12. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    Last night i ordered:
    APC SmartUPS 750VA USB Tower UPS


    So, hopefully this will be supported :)
     
  13. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    I'm hoping you saw this on the front page of apcupsd:

    Do Not Purchase The Following UPSes

    Recently APC has begun shipping UPSes that utilize a new communication protocol called "Microlink". To date, APC has refused to release details of this protocol to the apcupsd team so that we can add support for it to apcupsd. Consequently, the apcupsd team recommends you DO NOT purchase the following APC UPS models (this list may be incomplete; please send any additions to the apcupsd-users mailing list):
    • SmartUPS SMX/SMT 750, 1000, 1500
    • SmartUPS RT 3000XL, 5000XL
    These UPSes have the following restrictions with respect to compatibility with apcupsd:
    • The serial (RS232) port CANNOT be used with apcupsd at all.
    • The USB port will work with apcupsd but will only convey very basic information such as on-battery/on-line and run time remaining. Other readings such as voltage, frequency, etc. are not available.
    If you already own one of these models:
    • You can purchase an AP9620 Legacy Communication Card from APC that will allow the UPS to communicate with apcupsd via USB or serial and this interface will contain more data than the native USB interface. However, the "green energy" features of newer UPSes will NOT be accessible. Also, use of the AP9620 may require a firmware upgrade to your UPS and the card is not compatible with all Microlink UPSes. Contact APC to find out if this is an option for your UPS.
    • Alternatively you can purchase a Web/SNMP card from APC and utilize the SNMP or PCNET protocols with apcupsd. Again these protocols will provide more data than the native USB interface.
    • You should notify APC that you are unhappy with their policy requiring you to purchase additional hardware in order to manage your UPS with open source tools such as apcupsd.
     
  14. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

  15. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    Sorry, I just wanted to make sure you knew about it. I think the problem is restricted to the newest "green" UPSes, or at least the new units that contain an LCD panel. My workplace just purchased several of them. :confused: But they're not going to be used with apcupsd.

    They make that legacy communication card, so you could purchase/install that in the smartslot bay if it doesn't work.
     
  16. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    Thanks for providing this, a lot.

    Do you think i will be okay then?

    Thanks again
     
  17. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    I really don't have any more info than what I copied & pasted from their site, and intermittent interaction with APC's product line over the years so I know which models are new and which are older... if you get it and it doesn't work, be sure to let the apcupsd team know so they can warn others. This is pretty crappy of APC to do.
     
  18. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    I understand.

    Thank you for your time sir, alot.
     
  19. Daky

    Daky Network Guru Member

    It works :) Just got my UPS today.

    Thanks for help guys
     

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