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bcmxcp: Driver for UPSes supporting the serial BCM/XCP protocol
bcmxcp - Driver for UPSes supporting the serial BCM/XCP protocol
This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the bcmxcp driver. For information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).
This driver should recognize all serial BCM/XCP-compatible UPSes. It has been developed and tested on Powerware PW5115 and PW9120 hardware. If your UPS has a USB connection, you may also consult the bcmxcp_usb(8) driver documentation.
This driver supports the following optional settings in the ups.conf(5).
- The number of seconds that the UPS should wait between receiving the shutdown command (upsdrvctl shutdown) and actually shutting off.
- Communication speed for the UPS. If this is set to 9600, it tries to connect to the UPS at 9600bps. If it fails to communicate, it will go into baud-hunting. It starts at 1200 and goes up to 19200. If it succeeds, it tell you the speed it connected with. If not included in the config, it defaults to baud-hunting.
DEFAULT VALUES FOR THE EXTRA ARGUMENTS
shutdown_delay = 120
baud_rate = none
This driver supports the following Instant Commands:
- Turn off the load and return when power is back.
- Turn off the load and remain off.
- Start a battery test.
- Turn off the load on outlet n and return when power is back. (n is the outlet number reported by the upsc command)
Report UPS statistics information
- BCM/XCP supports reporting of UPS statistics data.
- Access the config register to change settings.
Tore Ørpetveit <tore [at] orpetveit.net>
The core driver:
The USB BCM/XCP driver:
The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/