NEWAPC(8) Network UPS Tools (NUT) NEWAPC(8)
newapc - Driver for American Power Conversion Smart Protocol UPS equip-
This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the
newapc driver. For information about the core driver, see nutups-
newapc should recognize all recent APC models that use a serial proto-
col at 2400 bps. This is primarily the Smart-UPS, Matrix-UPS and Back-
UPS Pro lines. Older APC models may work better with the apcsmart
The driver attempts to support every bell and whistle of the APC
reporting interface, whether or not this is strictly sensible.
Some older hardware may only report a handful of variables. This is
usually not a bug - they just don't support anything else.
This driver expects to see a 940-0024C cable or a clone by default.
You can switch to the 940-0095B dual-mode cable support with the cable=
definition described below.
If your 940-0024C cable is broken or missing, use this diagram to build
This driver supports the following optional values for -x and in the
Configure the serial port for the APC 940-0095B dual-mode cable.
Use shutdown type num, according to this table:
0: soft shutdown or powerdown, depending on battery status
1: soft shutdown followed by powerdown
2: instant power off
3: power off with grace period
Modes 0 and 1 will power up the load when power returns. Modes
2 and 3 will keep the load turned off when the power returns.
Some older APC UPS models return bogus data in the status register dur-
ing a front panel test. This is usually detected and discarded, but
some other unexpected values have occasionally slipped through.
Nigel Metheringham <Nigel.Metheringham@Intechnology.co.uk> (drawing
heavily on the apcsmart driver by Russell Kroll).
The core driver:
The apcsmart driver:
The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.exploits.org/nut/
NUT mailing list archives and information: http://lists.exploits.org/
Sun Feb 10 2002 NEWAPC(8)
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