Subject: Best Power UPS' (was: UPS to use with NetBSD?)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Schnoebelen <email@example.com>
Date: 07/11/2001 17:32:58
John Darrow writes:
- Brook Milligan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
- > I'm very happy with Best Power's (Micro-)FerrUPS units. They have a
- > very nice RS-232 interface, even on their older models. My old (1992)
- >Are there public documents on the RS-232 communications protocol that
- >can be used to control them (or other Best Power products)? If so,
- >where are they?
- Someone mentioned that ups-nut supports Best Power products.
- Best Power also provides their own CheckUPS II software. Binary only,
- unfortunately, but they do provide linux/i386, solaris/sparc and x86,
- and digital/alpha versions, all of which _should_ work on their
- respective platforms with proper /emul files...
Hmm, the CD's I got with my 3 Axxiom's included a
subdirectory of source that would also talk to the UPS. Not
that I've actually tried to build/run those sources, but I did
start to read them once..
Of course, I've got another twist to insert.. I'm going
to have all three of them connecting to a terminal server acting
as remote serial ports..
My attempts at talking to the Axxiom's using the
protocol documented on the ups-nut web pages have failed, but at
this point, I'm willing to blame the operator.. :-)
Eric Schnoebelen email@example.com http://www.cirr.com
When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb.
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