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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:42:43 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chris Hill <chris@monochrome.org>
To:        Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Getting help for apcupsd (re-post)
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1501191840400.64051@tripel.monochrome.org>
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On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Manish Jain wrote:

> I have an APC UPS (USB) which works perfectly under Windows XP SP3, 
> but fails to shut down upon power failure via a daemon installed 
> through the port sysutils/apcupsd. Seemingly, the daemon is unable to 
> communicate with the UPS to determine remaining battery level.
>
> I sent a message to the maintainer itetcu@FreeBSD.org over 2 weeks 
> back, but there has been no reply.
>
> What can I do next to get the UPS to function correctly ? Thanks.

Check your cable, for one thing. I seem to recall that APC uses a 
bizarre nonstandard pinout. If you use the cable that came with the UPS, 
you should be OK.

HTH.

-- 
Chris Hill               chris@monochrome.org
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