[Rack] UPS repaired

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Tue Sep 27 03:12:29 UTC 2011

Nah, whatever you did didn't fry anything.  You probably just triggered a 
self test that determined that the batteries were fried.

Yes, I know all about APC and their stupid cables.

But bonus anyway.. I found a very long APC UPS cable in one of the bins 
and have it hooked up to minotaur now.  Try "apcaccess" locally. :)


On Mon, 26 Sep 2011, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>> I have repaired the UPS.  The batteries are possibly damaged or there is
>> one shorted out that is not allowing it to supply current.  I pulled
>> some batteries out of another UPS I found and they seem to work well
>> enough.
>> In order to get the serial working I need to get a DB9 extension cable.
>> The default APC cable that I have is not long enough and the cables I
>> could find around the space don't work.
> Shoot -- be careful with the serial port. I think plugging in a
> non-APC serial cable may have fried it in the first place.
> Thanks for all your work recently -- Susan the Rack loves it.
> --j

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