J. Roeleveld wrote:
> On Tue, September 18, 2012 9:03 am, Dale wrote:
>> J. Roeleveld wrote:
>>> On Mon, September 17, 2012 8:48 pm, Dale wrote:
>>>> I still have not hooked this thing up yet. We have storms predicted
>>>> here over the next couple days so I figure I will get a chance to
>>>> whether I want to reboot or not. :/ I live close to the end of the
>>>> power lines, phone lines and everything else including the road. If
>>>> anything happens, we lose the connection. There are lots of trees
>>>> between here and town.
>>>> I'll post the results when I get switched over. Then we have a answer
>>>> to the question.
>>> A good way to test a new UPS is to use it to power a light and hook up
>>> USB/Serial/... to a computer to see what information you can get out of
>>> in the various "normal" situations of "plugged in" and "not plugged in"
>>> You don't need to reboot your machine for that.
>> I need to reboot when I plug the power cord up tho. I have the UPS
>> plugged in and the battery is charged. I even hooked it up to a older
>> rig that was given to me and the UPS works fine. I just have not done
>> anything as far as hooking it to my main rig yet. I also have not
>> hooked up the data part, just the power part. I was running memtest on
>> the older rig to test some ram so no need trying to hook up the data
>> part on that. ;-)
>> Plus, aren't you supposed to only unplug/plug a serial cable when it is
>> off? I'm not sure if they are sensitive to that but pretty sure they
>> were a long time ago.
> Not sure about Serial, I always did even when switched on when using
> external modems in the past and never did have a problem there.
> But if you want to see what USB gives as info, you could plug the
> USB-cable into your computer and see what info you can get?
Well, my old UPS is hooked to serial. I also have to recompile nut with
the correct drivers. I guess I could enable both drivers, old UPS and
new UPS, and see what that does. Well, I'd have to edit my config file
too. Sounds like time to backup /etc again, just in case. ;-)
Since we had some storms today, I was expecting at least one power
outage. Since I wouldn't have minded this time, we have had good clean
power all day long. The storms are mostly gone too. Maybe another
raccoon will jump up on the high voltage transformer at the substation.
It takes them about a hour to clean up the well done critter parts. lol
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