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I'm trying to config apcupsd on my Ubuntu 10.04 Server, I've got an "APC Smart UPS 1000 LCD" connected via USB ( Bus 003 Device 003: ID 051d:0003 American Power Conversion UPS ).

My apcupsd.conf file highlights:

UPSCABLE usb
UPSTYPE usb
DEVICE

And the apcaccess outputs is:

APC      : 001,024,0608
DATE     : Wed Feb 23 13:30:27 CET 2011
HOSTNAME : lnx-deb
VERSION  : 3.14.6 (16 May 2009) debian
UPSNAME  : lnx-deb
CABLE    : USB Cable
MODEL    : Smart-UPS 1000 
UPSMODE  : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: Wed Feb 23 13:30:26 CET 2011
STATUS   : ONLINE 
BCHARGE  : 100.0 Percent
TIMELEFT :  23.0 Minutes
MBATTCHG : 5 Percent
MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes
MAXTIME  : 0 Seconds
ALARMDEL : Always
NUMXFERS : 0
TONBATT  : 0 seconds
CUMONBATT: 0 seconds
XOFFBATT : N/A
STATFLAG : 0x07000008 Status Flag
SERIALNO : AS1041122281  
FIRMWARE : COM 02.1 / UPS.05.I
APCMODEL : Smart-UPS 1000 
END APC  : Wed Feb 23 13:30:31 CET 2011
root@lnx-deb:~# 

How can I read others data that I can see on my UPS display? Such as voltage in / out, load capacity and other stuff.

Thanks!

  • Somehow the apcupsd does not yet support the "lcd" generation of smart-ups, i think. I made the same observation, also the ''apctest'' program does not work for most options. – Moritz Both Jun 22 '11 at 14:58
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Have you installed the apcupsd CGI monitoring programs where your webserver can use them? Looks like the sample output at that link may be what you want.

  • No, but I'm running a munin plugin as server monitor, but I think that I'm using a wrong driver to access my SmartUPS 1000 LCD, or it's unsupported, in fact some STATUS variable are missing. – Fabio Feb 23 '11 at 14:16
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    Why not try APC's Powerchute software for Linux? Entering the UPS part number at apc.com/tools/download/index.cfm should point you to a compatible version. They make you register, but I think it's free. – Paul Feb 23 '11 at 14:55

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