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Date:      Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:28:27 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        yudi v <yudi.tux@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: UPS buying suggestion
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1310180820180.49175@wonkity.com>
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On Fri, 18 Oct 2013, yudi v wrote:

> ok got  APC Smart-UPS SC 420VA
> 230V<http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SC420I&total_watts=50&tab=models>;
> for
> really cheap but this one only has a serial connection, and my server does
> not have a serial port.
>
> I  am thinking of getting a SUNIX SUN-UTS1009B UTS1009B USB to Port Serial
> RS-232 Adapter <http://greenboxit.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=61491>; >
> did some research but not sure if this will work.
>
> Or I can get a PCI card with a serial port.
>
> Any suggestions.

It's the chipset that's important, and the PL2303 works on FreeBSD.
cable with the adapter integrated into the connectors is easier to use, 
and the price seems a bit high.

If you can find it, the FTDI chipset is better.  PCI serial cards should 
work also, although I can't recall trying any with FreeBSD.

Before all that, check to see if there is a serial header on the 
motherboard.  Then all you need is a standard DB9 to IDC cable, and any 
computer place should have a box full of those.



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