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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default QAPC backup supply suitability

    The old APC backup just died and replacement batteries cost almost the same
    as a new supply so I'm looking at a replacement. The first one I found is
    an APC Bac-UPS pn BN1350G. The capacity and price look pretty good but it
    does not come with any software. Has anyone used this supply with Linux?
    The only comm comnnector is the APC USB data port - is this supported by
    apcupsd software?

    I've used some other, older APC units but they were all supported via APC
    software on Linux and their web site lists Windows-only support for this one
    so I thought I'd ask before jumping in.

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    Will Honea


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    Default Re: QAPC backup supply suitability

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Honea View Post
    The old APC backup just died and replacement batteries cost almost the same
    as a new supply so I'm looking at a replacement. The first one I found is
    an APC Bac-UPS pn BN1350G. The capacity and price look pretty good but it
    does not come with any software. Has anyone used this supply with Linux?
    The only comm comnnector is the APC USB data port - is this supported by
    apcupsd software?

    I've used some other, older APC units but they were all supported via APC
    software on Linux and their web site lists Windows-only support for this one
    so I thought I'd ask before jumping in.

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    Will Honea
    I recommend that you read this first

    Apcupsd, a daemon for controlling APC UPSes

    and make use of the apcupsd-users mailing list before making the decision on any purchase.

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    Default Re: QAPC backup supply suitability

    deano ferrari wrote:

    > I recommend that you read this first
    >
    > 'Apcupsd, a daemon for controlling APC UPSes' (http://www.apcupsd.org/)
    >
    > and make use of the apcupsd-users mailing list before making the
    > decision on any purchase.
    >


    Thanks for the link, Deano. Things have gotten a lot more complicated since
    I last fought my way thru this. I wish they would get to the point printers
    are at and simplify life for us all - but that's why people pay us the big
    bucks I guess....

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    Will Honea


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    Default Re: QAPC backup supply suitability

    deano ferrari wrote:

    > I recommend that you read this first
    >
    > 'Apcupsd, a daemon for controlling APC UPSes' (http://www.apcupsd.org/)
    >
    > and make use of the apcupsd-users mailing list before making the
    > decision on any purchase.
    >


    Follow-up: APC Back-UPS NS 1350G works fine with current apcupsd. The
    article you link to is somewhat outdated but the needed info is there. It
    doesn't reference the systemd changes and I had to play a bit to get the
    daemon running on start up but once I set that up in the services (Yast) it
    goes nicely. Thanks again for the pointer.

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    Will Honea


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    Default Re: QAPC backup supply suitability

    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    Follow-up: APC Back-UPS NS 1350G works fine with current apcupsd. The
    article you link to is somewhat outdated but the needed info is there. It
    doesn't reference the systemd changes and I had to play a bit to get the
    daemon running on start up but once I set that up in the services (Yast) it
    goes nicely. Thanks again for the pointer.

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    Will Honea
    Great. Thanks for the update.

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