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Connecting an UPS

By lyallaust ·
Recently i found an UPS sitting off to the side of one of the servers, not connected because apparently it had been repaired and never connected back again. Without knowing what make or model of UPS, is it possible to find a way to connect the RS-232 connection to the system using a generic control system?
The OS(es) most likely to run it is (in order of preference): SunOS 5.5, NT Terminal 4.0, Redhat 6.1, Win98

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by shiny_topadm In reply to Connecting an UPS

Hi, unfortunately, if you don't have the manufacturer's info on the UPS, connecting via the RS-232 connector is somewhat hazardous. Some manufacturers used that connector to send an on-off pulse to a switch or relay, and most newer ones actually send some serial data. I've used several different products, most seem to be designed to have their own software, although the more common ones have versions for everything you've mentioned. It is still of some benefit to connect a UPS, even if it doesn't communicate with the server. E-mail me with any numbers you have, we may be able to ID it. Good luck

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by lyallaust In reply to Connecting an UPS

Will do. I will probably have to pull the thing apart to see if there is a FCC ID on the serial communication board.

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by DC1 In reply to Connecting an UPS

Look at the manufactorers web site for the appropriate settings for the UPS. I can speak for the Terminal Server that you can setup a generic UPS but you will need to know the correct settings for voltage, etc.

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by lyallaust In reply to Connecting an UPS

Thanks, At least i can now see about what info MS has on them as well.

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by Jim_Unger In reply to Connecting an UPS

If you cannot find the name or model on the unit, look for the FCC code on it. Go to http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/ and fill out the numbers. This will give you the original manufacturer and possibly the model number as well.

This is a great site for finding info about no-name equipment.

Good luck.

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by lyallaust In reply to Connecting an UPS

I've already checked for that sort of information

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