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BCMXCP

BCMXCP

Section: NUT Manual (8) Updated: 12/24/2010
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NAME

bcmxcp - Driver for UPSes supporting the serial BCM/XCP protocol  

NOTE

This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the bcmxcp driver. For information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).  

SUPPORTED HARDWARE

This driver should recognize all serial BCM/XCP-compatible UPSes. It has been developed and tested on Powerware PW5115 and PW9120 hardware. If your UPS has a USB connection, you may also consult the bcmxcp_usb(8) driver documentation.  

EXTRA ARGUMENTS

This driver supports the following optional settings in the ups.conf(5).

shutdown_delay=delay

The number of seconds that the UPS should wait between receiving the shutdown command (upsdrvctl shutdown) and actually shutting off.

baud_rate=rate

Communication speed for the UPS. If this is set to 9600, it tries to connect to the UPS at 9600bps. If it fails to communicate, it will go into baud-hunting. It starts at 1200 and goes up to 19200. If it succeeds, it tell you the speed it connected with. If not included in the config, it defaults to baud-hunting.
 

DEFAULT VALUES FOR THE EXTRA ARGUMENTS

shutdown_delay = 120

baud_rate = none

 

INSTANT COMMANDS

This driver supports the following Instant Commands:

shutdown.return

Turn off the load and return when power is back.

shutdown.stayoff

Turn off the load and remain off.

test.battery.start

Start a battery test.

outlet.n.shutdown.return

Turn off the load on outlet n and return when power is back. (n is the outlet number reported by the upsc command)
 

TODO LIST

Report UPS statistics informations

BCM/XCP supports reporting of UPS statistics data.

Change settings

Access the config register to change settings.
 

BUGS

None known.  

AUTHOR

Tore Ørpetveit <tore@orpetveit.net>  

SEE ALSO

 

The core driver:

nutupsdrv(8)  

The USB BCM/XCP driver:

bcmxcp_usb(8)  

Internet resources:

The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/


 

Index

NAME
NOTE
SUPPORTED HARDWARE
EXTRA ARGUMENTS
DEFAULT VALUES FOR THE EXTRA ARGUMENTS
INSTANT COMMANDS
TODO LIST
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO
The core driver:
The USB BCM/XCP driver:
Internet resources:

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