[CentOS] UPS Batteries

Donald Murray, P.Eng. donaldm314 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 20:25:32 UTC 2006

On 3/24/06, Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> edukes at alltel.net wrote:
> >> Depending on the vendor of the UPS, you may be able to cheaply replace
> >> the original batteries.  APC has a program called "ChargeUPS" or
> >> somesuch that sends you replacement batteries and allows you to send
> >> your old batteries back to them "freight pre-paid" so you don't have to
> >> deal with disposing of them properly (which can be a pain in the behind
> >> in some areas).
> >>
> >
> > The reason I asked the question was I was looking at buying a used APC 1400 with no battery.  It seems shipping for the battery is about as much as the battery itself.
> >
> > Do you know a particular model of APC that is compatible with CentOS?
> >
> I'm not sure I understand your question.  If by "compatible" you mean it
> will come with software that will work with CentOS so that you can do
> automated shutdowns and whatnot, I'm really not sure of the status of
> those tools for Linux in general, and CentOS in particular.  That's the
> only "compatibility" issue I can think of.
> Also, I wouldn't buy a used UPS without a battery.  You have absolutely
> no way of knowing whether it works.  CompUSA and Staples have recently
> been selling brand new SmartUPS 1500 units for $199.  Even if the used
> one is FREE, I'd still pay the $199 to get a known good UPS with a warranty.
> Cheers,
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You can use apcupsd to talk to APC UPSs. Very easy to configure.

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