[CentOS] Back to apcupsd

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Mar 16 16:57:40 UTC 2010


on 3-16-2010 8:43 AM m.roth at 5-cent.us spake the
following:
>> on 3-2-2010 2:13 PM m.roth at 5-cent.us spake the
>> following:
>>> Ok, so another apc UPS 3000 complained about bad batteries, and I
>>> changed them out from the same order that I'd gotten in a couple of
>>> months ago.
>>>
>>> The APC SmartUPS 3000 started connecting and disconnecting the USB
>>> connection. I brought down and up the service, no joy.
> <snip>
>>> The change battery light's still on. I'll see if it still is in the
>>> morning. One thing I did note, while skimming the docs, and comparing my
>>> results from apcaccess, was that while the nominal voltage for the APC
>>> SmartUPS 3000 is 48V, the new batteries are showing 55.4V. Anyone have
>>> any idea if this could be why the replace battery light's on - it's more
>>> than 5V difference?
>>>
>> The light might stay on until either the next battery test, or re-setting
>> the stored battery change date. I never have been able to get the date
>> changed from *nix. I usually used a windows laptop with APC software
>> installed. It can probably be done, just never spent a long time trying.
> 
> Thanks, but no joy. I had no problem using apcupsd to reset the battery
> change date... but that didn't do it. I've done numerous battery tests,
> both from apctest, with apcupsd down, and by pushing the button.
> 
> *sigh*
> 
> We've ordered another set of batteries for one of these, this time the
> exact same make and model that were in them, though still not the full OEM
> cartridge, and we'll see if it does need HR (high rate) batteries. If so,
> then what was advertised as a replacement kit is untrue.
> 
>        mark
Yeah... Been burned by OEM batteries in the past... Usually buy direct from
APC anymore... Not worth it


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