These days it’s trendy to be pessimistic. Every time we sign into Facebook our friends (or moms) are telling us about how crime is up, incomes are down, morality is on the way out, Zika virus is about to infect us all, and if that doesn’t kill us, Islamic Terrorism definitely will.
Good afternoon! I’m glad you could make it. Today I’d like to show you a special place. It’s a sort of a refuge for the weary; a natural charger of human batteries. I like to go there when the demands of life are closing in, but it’s a fine place to visit on any occasion.
When a human dies we have certain rituals we perform. Mine might be different from yours, but they’re probably similar. We mourn, we reminisce, we sell old things, or donate them. We consider the acute causes, the ways we hope to avoid them ourselves. And then we erect memorials; physical objects to remind us of the dearly departed.
If you’re looking to monitor an APC USP (many of the latest models have a USB port for monitoring) this is the best walk-through I’ve found:
Thanks to Kenneth Burgener for his great write up.
Being able to query the UPS or perform actions based on Power Off/Power On state is fantastic.
$ apcaccess CABLE : USB Cable DRIVER : USB UPS Driver UPSMODE : Stand Alone STARTTIME: 2016-03-09 09:10:19 -0700 MODEL : Back-UPS ES 550G STATUS : ONLINE LINEV : 122.0 Volts LOADPCT : 6.0 Percent BCHARGE : 100.0 Percent TIMELEFT : 107.5 Minutes MBATTCHG : 5 Percent MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes MAXTIME : 0 Seconds SENSE : Medium LOTRANS : 92.0 Volts HITRANS : 139.0 Volts ALARMDEL : 30 Seconds BATTV : 13.5 Volts LASTXFER : Automatic or explicit self test NUMXFERS : 2 XONBATT : 2016-04-04 06:36:26 -0700 TONBATT : 0 Seconds CUMONBATT: 16 Seconds XOFFBATT : 2016-04-04 06:36:34 -0700 LASTSTEST: 2016-04-04 06:36:26 -0700 STATFLAG : 0x05000008 SERIALNO : 4B1414P00197 BATTDATE : 2014-03-31 NOMINV : 120 Volts NOMBATTV : 12.0 Volts END APC : 2016-04-10 09:13:05 -0700