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APCSMART-OLD(8)			  NUT Manual		       APCSMART-OLD(8)

NAME
       apcsmart-old - Driver for American Power	Conversion Smart Protocol UPS
       equipment

SYNOPSIS
       apcsmart-old -h

       apcsmart-old -a UPS_NAME	[OPTIONS]

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

SUPPORTED HARDWARE
       apcsmart-old should recognize all recent	APC models that	use a serial
       protocol	at 2400	bps. This is primarily the Smart-UPS, Matrix-UPS and
       Back-UPS	Pro lines.

       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.

CABLING
       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
       a clone:

       http://www.networkupstools.org/cables/940-0024C.jpg

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

       cable=940-0095B
	   Configure the serial	port for the APC 940-0095B dual-mode cable.

       sdtype=num
	   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

	   4
	       "force OB" hack method for CS 350

       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.

       Mode 4 exploits an oddity in the	CS 350 models since they only seem to
       support the S command, but then only when running on battery. As	a
       result, the driver will force the UPS to	go on battery if necessary
       before sending the shutdown command. This ensures that the load gets
       reset.

BUGS
       Some older APC UPS models return	bogus data in the status register
       during a	front panel test. This is usually detected and discarded, but
       some other unexpected values have occasionally slipped through.

       APC UPS models with both	USB and	serial ports require a power cycle
       when switching from USB communication to	serial,	and perhaps vice
       versa.

AUTHOR
       Nigel Metheringham <Nigel.Metheringham@Intechnology.co.uk> (drawing
       heavily on the original apcsmart	driver by Russell Kroll). This driver
       was called newapc for a time and	was renamed in the 1.5 series. In
       2.6.2 the driver	was renamed to apcsmart-old, being superseded by
       updated version with new	features.

SEE ALSO
   The core driver:
       nutupsdrv(8)

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

Network	UPS Tools 2.7.4.	  03/01/2021		       APCSMART-OLD(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | SUPPORTED HARDWARE | CABLING | EXTRA ARGUMENTS | BUGS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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