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    Can this plug-in be used to monitor an APC UPS connected to my HS S6 controller.

  • #2
    I don't have a HS S6. If it uses a Windows OS I don't see why it should not work.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply

      I configured with the S6 IP 192.168.1.X on port 3551 and also tried the loop 127.0.0.1 on the same port but to no avail.

      I know you have to have apcuspd on a pc to make this work so I am wondering if this plug-in also runs as apcuspd on the S6.

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      • #4
        I use it to monitor the APC 550 UPS connected to my Hometroller S6. The plugin does not provide the apcupsd, that needs to be installed from here. This replaces PowerChute if you are running that; you will need to disable it so apcupsd can connect to the UPS monitor interface.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the reply

          I have my APC UPS connected directly to my S6. I installed the plug-in, and configured my S6 IP address 192.168.1.x - port 3551. This is where I get lost as I installed APCUPSD on my homeseer PC but I do not connect to the UPS. I am missing something little in the picture.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ralnet View Post
            Thanks for the reply

            I have my APC UPS connected directly to my S6. I installed the plug-in, and configured my S6 IP address 192.168.1.x - port 3551. This is where I get lost as I installed APCUPSD on my homeseer PC but I do not connect to the UPS. I am missing something little in the picture.
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            Do you see this icon in the system tray? That says that apcupsd is running and connected.

            If not, see http://www.apcupsd.org/manual/manual...ion-of-apcupsd

            Also, verify that the driver is installed - in the device manager, you should see this:
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            For reference, here is my plugin config for this UPS.

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            • #7
              Thank you for the information

              I decided to try and get this to work in local host mode first.

              After reading the material I needed to use the usb driver in the driver folder in apcupsd.

              In localhost mode I do have a plug and connected to the UPS.

              I made sure the services are running as stated in the material you sent me.

              I removed the usb from my PC and install it to the S6 and I lost comm with the ups. I then changed the config from local host to Hometroller still no comm. I tried the S6 IP address and still no luck. (port 3551 in both cases)

              I suspect my problem is in the config which is very confusing since it is required to edit to make this work.

              I am currently using Bob Maslen's BLUPS which works great but I am always game to try other plug-in's..

              I will continue to work on this and post when I have it working.

              Thanks for the A++ help.

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              • #8
                Well the plug-in is working great.
                I installed apcupsd in the wrong operating system. I had a beer and a smoke thinking about this and it dawned on me HS3 windows runs Win 7.

                Thanks for the help

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                • #9
                  Excellent!

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