[CentOS] Back to apcupsd

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Mar 16 15:43:04 UTC 2010

> 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.
>> 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.


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.


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