[Nut-upsuser] ups question from your web site
selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Thu Oct 16 14:35:35 UTC 2008
please write to the nut-upsuser list, not to me. The people on this
list don't work for APC. They are friendly and don't pull your teeth
> thanks for reply.
> re: support issues, this is like pulling teeth from APC to get solid
> answers, but I will keep persevering, to see what features this unit has..
> re: "always on", this is present;
> I have to let the battery DIE, computer gets power FAILURE, then on power
> on, hopefuly battery backup restarts, and computer comes back to life (no
> password, comes right up to windows)
> actualy, if the battery backup can come back on, this is pretty neat, as I
> am using this computer to monitor electricall power at a small remote cabin.
> I can see the computer over a HAMACHI network, from my house.
> Network on = computer on.
> power off for more than 30 minutes or so, computer dies, goes off network
> power goes back on, power supply goes back on, compeur recovers, back to
> "network on"
> if OFF for more than an hour or so, call the neighbors up there, see if
> power out; if out for half a day, run up there and install the kerosene
> heater !!
> From: "Peter Selinger" <selinger at mathstat.dal.ca>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:05 PM
> To: "nspag" <nspag at sharpaccess.com>
> Cc: "NUT user list" <nut-upsuser at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: ups question from your web site
> > Dear Nick,
> > thanks for writing. I no longer work on development of UPS drivers;
> > you will probably get a more up-to-date answer from the nut-upsuser
> > mailing list (cc'd).
> > I don't know if the Back-UPS 550 has similar commands to the Back-UPS
> > ES 650. If it has a USB connection, then the answer is probably yes.
> > The UPS will automatically turn itself back on after a power failure;
> > this is the default behavior.
> > The question is whether your *computer* will turn itself back on after
> > a power failure. This is an option you can usually configure in the
> > BIOS (i.e., by pressing F1 or ESC or something just before the
> > computer starts to boot).
> > Hope this helps, -- Peter
> > nspag wrote:
> >> dear mr. selinger,
> >> I read your ups article on back-ups es 650.
> >> I have a back-ups 550.
> >> would this have similar commands?
> >> I am interested in having the UPS turn itself back on, after a power
> >> failure, without me hqaving to hit the power button.
> >> I am comfortable working with computers, but not too familiar with the
> >> NUT stuff for sending commands to the UPS, but I am just curious if this
> >> feature is available on this UPS.
> >> Per APC, they are very cryptic in their response, and their PowerChute
> >> personal does not have many features to control this unit.
> >> thanks
> >> Nick spagnola
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