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POWERCOM

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

powercom - UPS driver for Powercom/Trust/Advice UPS equipment  

NOTE

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

SUPPORTED HARDWARE

This driver supports many similar kinds of UPS hardware. The most common ones are the Trust 425/625, Powercom, and Advice Partner/King PR750. Others using the same protocol may also work.  

EXTRA ARGUMENTS

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

linevoltage=value

An integer specifying the mains voltage. It can't be auto detected. Acceptable values are in the range of 110---120 or 220---240. The default is 230.

manufacturer=name

Specify the manufacturer name, which also can't be auto detected. This is a user defined string, so any name is acceptable. The default is PowerCom.

modelname=name

Specify the model name, which also can't be auto detected. This is a user defined string, so any name is acceptable. The default is Unknown.

serialnumber=value

Like modelname above, but for the serial number. The default is Unknown.

type=name

The exact type of the communication protocol within the powercom family, that will be used to communicate with the UPS. The type is named after the first modelname that was coded with that protocol. The acceptable names are KP625AP, Trust, Egys, KIN, BNT, IMP and BNT-other. The default is Trust.

BNT-other is a special type for BNT 100-120V models. For this type you can (I think must!) specify voltage, batteryPercentage, loadPercentage and validationSequence.

numOfBytesFromUPS=value

The number of bytes in a UPS frame. The default is type-dependent and is given below.

methodOfFlowControl=name

The method of serial communication flow control that is engaged by the UPS. The default is type-dependent and is given below. Acceptable names are dtr0rts1, dtr1 or no_flow_control.

shutdownArguments={{minutes,seconds},whether_minutes_should_be_used}

The minutes and seconds that the UPS should wait between receiving the shutdown command and actually shutting off. The other argument should be set to the character n only when the minutes value should be skipped and not sent to the UPS. The default is type-dependent and is given below. The braces and commas are mandatory. Note that there should be no whitespace characters.

voltage={coefficient1,coefficient2,coefficient3,coefficient4}

(Only for types KP625AP, Trust, Egys, BNT-other.) A quad that is used convert the raw data to a human-readable voltage reading. The default is type-dependent and is given below. Do note that the braces and commas are mandatory, as well as the lack of whitespace characters.

frequency={coefficient1,coefficient2}

(Only for types KP625AP, Trust, Egys.) A pair to convert the raw data to a human-readable frequency reading. The default is type-dependent and is given below. Do note that the braces and commas are mandatory as well, as the lack of whitespace characters.

batteryPercentage={coefficient1,coefficient2,coefficient3,coefficient4,coefficient5}

(Only for KP625AP, Trust, Egys, BNT-other.) A 5 tuple to convert the raw data to a human-readable battery percentage reading. The default is type-dependent and is given below. Do note that the braces and commas are mandatory, as the lack of white space characters.

loadPercentage={coefficient1,coefficient2,coefficient3,coefficient4}

(Only for types KP625AP, Trust, Egys, BNT-other.) A quad to convert the raw data to human readable load percentage reading. The default is type-dependent and is given below. Do note that the braces and commas are mandatory, as the lack of white space characters.

validationSequence={{index1,value1},{index2,value2},{index3,value3}}

(Only for types KP625AP, Trust, Egys, BNT-other.) 3 pairs to be used for validating the UPS by comparing bytes of the raw data with constant values. The default is type-dependent and is given below. The braces and commas are mandatory, as the lack of white space characters.
 

DEFAULT VALUES FOR THE EXTRA ARGUMENTS

linevoltage = 230
manufacturer = PowerCom
modelname = Unknown
serialnumber = Unknown
type = Trust

The rest of the default values for the extra arguments are type-dependent:  

Trust

numOfBytesFromUPS = 11
methodOfFlowControl = dtr0rts1
validationSequence = {{5,0},{7,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{0,10},n}
frequency = {0.00020997,0.00020928}
loadPercentage = {6.1343,-0.3808,4.3110,0.1811}
batteryPercentage = {5.0000,0.3268,-825.00,4.5639,-835.82}
voltage = {1.9216,-0.0977,0.9545,0.0000}
 

KP625AP

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = dtr0rts1
validationSequence = {{5,0x80},{7,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{0,10},n}
frequency = {0.00020997,0.00020928}
loadPercentage = {6.1343,-0.3808,4.3110,0.1811}
batteryPercentage = {5.0000,0.3268,-825.00,4.5639,-835.82}
voltage = {1.9216,-0.0977,0.9545,0.0000}
 

Egys

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = no_flow_control
validationSequence = {{5,0x80},{7,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{0,10},n}
frequency = {0.00020997,0.00020928}
loadPercentage = {6.1343,-0.3808,1.3333,0.6667}
batteryPercentage = {5.0000,0.3268,-825.00,2.2105,-355.37}
voltage = {1.9216,-0.0977,0.9545,0.0000}
 

IMP

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = no_flow_control
validationSequence = {{5,0xFF},{7,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{1,30},y}
 

KIN

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = no_flow_control
validationSequence = {{11,0x4b},{8,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{1,30},y}
 

BNT

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = no_flow_control
validationSequence = {{11,0x42},{8,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{1,30},y}
 

BNT-other

numOfBytesFromUPS = 16
methodOfFlowControl = no_flow_control
validationSequence = {{8,0},{8,0},{8,0}}
shutdownArguments = {{1,30},y}
loadPercentage = {1.4474,0.0,0.8594,0.0}
batteryPercentage = {5.0000,0.3268,-825.00,0.46511,0}
voltage = {1.9216,-0.0977,0.82857,0.0000}
 

AUTHOR

Peter Bieringer <pb@bieringer.de>, Alexey Sidorov <alexsid@altlinux.org>  

SEE ALSO

 

The core driver:

nutupsdrv(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
Trust
KP625AP
Egys
IMP
KIN
BNT
BNT-other
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO
The core driver:
Internet resources:

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Time: 22:02:10 GMT, April 16, 2011