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Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

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Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/21/2011


Hello.

I have had this problem since 2008. I am going to assume the old house (from the late 1970s/70s) power setup is old and maybe not enough due to lots of power usage. Once in a while when I turn on my old 20" CRT TV from 1996, my APC Back-UPS RS 1500 will beep and think there is a power failure for about a couple seconds but there isn't one. I did notice my old lamp flicker. I also notice this across the hall when someone turns on his old Dell Optiplex PC.

Is my UPS too sensitive to my old house's power? I did record the event logs on my old Debian/Linux box (note all the quick power failures and returns):
$ cat /var/log/apcupsd.events
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-09-21 06:38:25 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-09-26 13:28:55 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-26 13:28:57 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-09-28 18:22:15 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-28 18:22:17 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 07:58:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 07:58:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 11:00:18 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 11:00:20 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 21:46:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:46:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:27:06 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:45:09 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:48:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:56:43 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:29:14 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:33:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:41:22 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:45:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:51:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-06 20:50:33 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-06 20:50:36 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-17 20:50:52 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-17 20:50:55 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-18 07:29:34 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-25 07:25:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-26 22:54:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-26 22:54:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-31 21:27:40 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-31 21:27:43 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-03 07:52:16 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-19 22:22:43 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-19 22:22:45 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-20 08:47:12 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-20 08:47:15 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-26 22:13:22 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-26 22:13:25 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 09:34:56 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 19:19:37 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-12 12:40:15 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-12 12:40:18 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-13 08:40:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 18:47:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:52 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 07:03:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:50 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-25 18:32:14 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-28 21:15:31 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-28 21:15:32 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-01 18:20:22 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-01 18:39:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-08 19:20:12 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-08 19:20:14 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-15 10:51:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 04:32:59 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 06:03:02 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:24:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-24 07:29:39 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-26 01:31:39 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:43 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:31:55 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:58 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:32:36 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:32:39 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 03:40:20 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 03:40:23 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-18 20:17:18 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-18 20:17:21 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 12:21:45 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 14:21:49 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-22 21:57:42 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-22 21:57:44 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-07 22:37:26 -0800 Power failure.
2011-03-07 22:37:29 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-16 22:25:06 -0700 Power failure.
2011-03-16 22:25:09 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-03-20 08:56:48 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-02 22:02:27 -0700 Power failure.
2011-04-02 22:02:29 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-04-11 18:57:24 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:16:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:30:32 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-02 10:20:57 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-02 10:20:59 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-06 17:24:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-08 21:08:42 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-08 21:08:44 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-13 07:33:04 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-13 07:33:10 -0700 Running on UPS batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Reached remaining time percentage limit on batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Initiating system shutdown!
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 User logins prohibited
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-13 07:40:28 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-25 20:37:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-06-08 21:40:24 -0700 Power failure.
2011-06-08 21:40:26 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-06-14 20:43:34 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-06-14 20:43:35 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-06-14 20:44:37 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded

$ /sbin/apcaccess
APC : 001,037,0905
DATE : 2011-06-21 11:00:09 -0700
HOSTNAME : FooBar
VERSION : 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian
UPSNAME : FooBar
CABLE : USB Cable
MODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
UPSMODE : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: 2011-06-14 20:44:35 -0700
STATUS : ONLINE
LINEV : 116.0 Volts
LOADPCT : 17.0 Percent Load Capacity
BCHARGE : 100.0 Percent
TIMELEFT : 50.6 Minutes
MBATTCHG : 5 Percent
MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes
MAXTIME : 0 Seconds
SENSE : High
LOTRANS : 097.0 Volts
HITRANS : 138.0 Volts
ALARMDEL : Always
BATTV : 26.9 Volts
LASTXFER : Low line voltage
NUMXFERS : 0
TONBATT : 0 seconds
CUMONBATT: 0 seconds
XOFFBATT : N/A
SELFTEST : NO
STATFLAG : 0x07000008 Status Flag
MANDATE : 2005-03-16
SERIALNO : QB0512132444
BATTDATE : 2005-03-16
NOMINV : 120 Volts
NOMBATTV : 24.0 Volts
NOMPOWER : 865 Watts
FIRMWARE : 8.g8 .D USB FW:g8
APCMODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
END APC : 2011-06-21 11:00:52 -0700

Thank you in advance. 🙂


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Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/21/2011


Hello.

I have had this problem since 2008. I am going to assume the old house (from the late 1970s/70s) power setup is old and maybe not enough due to lots of power usage. Once in a while when I turn on my old 20" CRT TV from 1996, my APC Back-UPS RS 1500 will beep and think there is a power failure for about a couple seconds but there isn't one. I did notice my old lamp flicker. I also notice this across the hall when someone turns on his old Dell Optiplex PC.

Is my UPS too sensitive to my old house's power? I did record the event logs on my old Debian/Linux box (note all the quick power failures and returns):
$ cat /var/log/apcupsd.events
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-09-21 06:38:25 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-09-26 13:28:55 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-26 13:28:57 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-09-28 18:22:15 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-28 18:22:17 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 07:58:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 07:58:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 11:00:18 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 11:00:20 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 21:46:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:46:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:27:06 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:45:09 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:48:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:56:43 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:29:14 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:33:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:41:22 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:45:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:51:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-06 20:50:33 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-06 20:50:36 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-17 20:50:52 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-17 20:50:55 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-18 07:29:34 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-25 07:25:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-26 22:54:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-26 22:54:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-31 21:27:40 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-31 21:27:43 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-03 07:52:16 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-19 22:22:43 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-19 22:22:45 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-20 08:47:12 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-20 08:47:15 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-26 22:13:22 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-26 22:13:25 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 09:34:56 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 19:19:37 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-12 12:40:15 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-12 12:40:18 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-13 08:40:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 18:47:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:52 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 07:03:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:50 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-25 18:32:14 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-28 21:15:31 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-28 21:15:32 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-01 18:20:22 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-01 18:39:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-08 19:20:12 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-08 19:20:14 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-15 10:51:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 04:32:59 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 06:03:02 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:24:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-24 07:29:39 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-26 01:31:39 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:43 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:31:55 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:58 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:32:36 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:32:39 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 03:40:20 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 03:40:23 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-18 20:17:18 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-18 20:17:21 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 12:21:45 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 14:21:49 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-22 21:57:42 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-22 21:57:44 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-07 22:37:26 -0800 Power failure.
2011-03-07 22:37:29 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-16 22:25:06 -0700 Power failure.
2011-03-16 22:25:09 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-03-20 08:56:48 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-02 22:02:27 -0700 Power failure.
2011-04-02 22:02:29 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-04-11 18:57:24 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:16:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:30:32 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-02 10:20:57 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-02 10:20:59 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-06 17:24:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-08 21:08:42 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-08 21:08:44 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-13 07:33:04 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-13 07:33:10 -0700 Running on UPS batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Reached remaining time percentage limit on batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Initiating system shutdown!
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 User logins prohibited
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-13 07:40:28 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-25 20:37:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-06-08 21:40:24 -0700 Power failure.
2011-06-08 21:40:26 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-06-14 20:43:34 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-06-14 20:43:35 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-06-14 20:44:37 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded

$ /sbin/apcaccess
APC : 001,037,0905
DATE : 2011-06-21 11:00:09 -0700
HOSTNAME : FooBar
VERSION : 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian
UPSNAME : FooBar
CABLE : USB Cable
MODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
UPSMODE : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: 2011-06-14 20:44:35 -0700
STATUS : ONLINE
LINEV : 116.0 Volts
LOADPCT : 17.0 Percent Load Capacity
BCHARGE : 100.0 Percent
TIMELEFT : 50.6 Minutes
MBATTCHG : 5 Percent
MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes
MAXTIME : 0 Seconds
SENSE : High
LOTRANS : 097.0 Volts
HITRANS : 138.0 Volts
ALARMDEL : Always
BATTV : 26.9 Volts
LASTXFER : Low line voltage
NUMXFERS : 0
TONBATT : 0 seconds
CUMONBATT: 0 seconds
XOFFBATT : N/A
SELFTEST : NO
STATFLAG : 0x07000008 Status Flag
MANDATE : 2005-03-16
SERIALNO : QB0512132444
BATTDATE : 2005-03-16
NOMINV : 120 Volts
NOMBATTV : 24.0 Volts
NOMPOWER : 865 Watts
FIRMWARE : 8.g8 .D USB FW:g8
APCMODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
END APC : 2011-06-21 11:00:52 -0700

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Re: Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/21/2011


JonPro wrote:
Hello Ant,

Just like what I have been recommending on your other threads, what we can do is to lower the Sensitivity settings and adjust the low and high transfer voltages to limit the number of times that it will switch to on battery mode. Check as well that the building/site wiring fault indicator is not lit up. Wiring connections and conditions can also be a factor on why the UPS behaves like that.
So lowering sensitivity is done through PowerChute in Windows only? I don't use Windows at home. 😕

House's wiring fault indicator and power surge power lights did not report anything odd.

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Re: Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 6/21/2011


I am not familiar with APCUPSD so I am not sure if it offers the capability to change the sensitivity and transfer voltages, but I am sure that APC PCPE would do it.

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JonPro wrote:
I am not familiar with APCUPSD so I am not sure if it offers the capability to change the sensitivity and transfer voltages, but I am sure that APC PCPE would do it.
Hmm, maybe I can hook up the UPS to a Windows machine (virtual should be OK?) and configure it? If I reconnect to my Linux/Debian box, will it still remember the settings? Since my UPS is old, can I still use PCPE v3.0 with it?

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Re: Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 6/21/2011


If the RS 1500 is a beige/white one, PCPE 3.0 would work. I haven't tried installing it on a virtual PC but you can try it. There is also a manual procedure to adjust the sensitivity via the On/Off switch. The instructions are listed on the Users Manual

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Re: Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

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JonPro wrote:
If the RS 1500 is a beige/white one, PCPE 3.0 would work. I haven't tried installing it on a virtual PC but you can try it. There is also a manual procedure to adjust the sensitivity via the On/Off switch. The instructions are listed on the Users Manual
OK and thanks. I hope it is easy to figure out what to set.

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Is my old APC Back-UPS RS 1500 to sensitive to my old house's power?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/21/2011


Hello.

I have had this problem since 2008. I am going to assume the old house (from the late 1970s/70s) power setup is old and maybe not enough due to lots of power usage. Once in a while when I turn on my old 20" CRT TV from 1996, my APC Back-UPS RS 1500 will beep and think there is a power failure for about a couple seconds but there isn't one. I did notice my old lamp flicker. I also notice this across the hall when someone turns on his old Dell Optiplex PC.

Is my UPS too sensitive to my old house's power? I did record the event logs on my old Debian/Linux box (note all the quick power failures and returns):
$ cat /var/log/apcupsd.events
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-09-21 06:37:09 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-09-21 06:38:25 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-09-26 13:28:55 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-26 13:28:57 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-09-28 18:22:15 -0700 Power failure.
2010-09-28 18:22:17 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 07:58:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 07:58:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 11:00:18 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-01 11:00:20 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-01 21:46:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:46:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:27:06 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:44:14 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:45:09 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:47:53 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:48:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 21:54:01 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 21:56:43 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:28:19 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:29:14 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:32:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:33:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:40:33 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:41:22 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:44:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:45:46 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-01 23:46:43 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-01 23:51:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-06 20:50:33 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-06 20:50:36 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-17 20:50:52 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-17 20:50:55 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-18 07:28:38 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-18 07:29:34 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-10-25 07:24:52 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-10-25 07:25:47 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-10-26 22:54:19 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-26 22:54:21 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-10-31 21:27:40 -0700 Power failure.
2010-10-31 21:27:43 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-03 07:51:20 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-03 07:52:16 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-19 22:22:43 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-19 22:22:45 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-20 08:47:12 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-20 08:47:15 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-26 22:13:22 -0800 Power failure.
2010-11-26 22:13:25 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 09:33:58 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 09:34:56 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-11-28 19:18:43 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-11-28 19:19:37 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-12 12:40:15 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-12 12:40:18 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-13 08:39:59 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-13 08:40:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 16:07:31 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 18:47:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-20 20:14:05 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-20 20:14:52 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 06:48:00 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 07:03:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 17:25:10 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 17:25:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-24 19:54:01 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-24 19:54:50 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-25 18:31:26 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-25 18:32:14 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2010-12-26 13:18:07 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2010-12-26 13:18:54 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2010-12-28 21:15:31 -0800 Power failure.
2010-12-28 21:15:32 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-01 18:20:22 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-01 18:39:42 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-08 19:20:12 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-08 19:20:14 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-15 10:51:06 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-15 10:51:57 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 04:32:59 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 06:03:02 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:24:46 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-01-24 07:26:37 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-01-24 07:29:39 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-01-26 01:31:39 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:43 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:31:55 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:31:58 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 01:32:36 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 01:32:39 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-01-26 03:40:20 -0800 Power failure.
2011-01-26 03:40:23 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-18 20:17:18 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-18 20:17:21 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 12:20:55 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 12:21:45 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-02-21 14:17:23 -0800 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-02-21 14:21:49 -0800 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-02-22 21:57:42 -0800 Power failure.
2011-02-22 21:57:44 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-07 22:37:26 -0800 Power failure.
2011-03-07 22:37:29 -0800 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-16 22:25:06 -0700 Power failure.
2011-03-16 22:25:09 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-03-20 08:55:51 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-03-20 08:56:48 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-02 22:02:27 -0700 Power failure.
2011-04-02 22:02:29 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-04-11 18:56:24 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-04-11 18:57:24 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:16:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-04-20 00:30:32 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-02 10:20:57 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-02 10:20:59 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-06 17:23:00 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-06 17:24:52 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-08 21:08:42 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-08 21:08:44 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-05-13 07:33:04 -0700 Power failure.
2011-05-13 07:33:10 -0700 Running on UPS batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Reached remaining time percentage limit on batteries.
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 Initiating system shutdown!
2011-05-13 07:33:23 -0700 User logins prohibited
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-13 07:34:56 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-13 07:40:28 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-05-25 19:21:02 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-05-25 20:37:45 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded
2011-06-08 21:40:24 -0700 Power failure.
2011-06-08 21:40:26 -0700 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2011-06-14 20:43:34 -0700 apcupsd exiting, signal 15
2011-06-14 20:43:35 -0700 apcupsd shutdown succeeded
2011-06-14 20:44:37 -0700 apcupsd 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian startup succeeded

$ /sbin/apcaccess
APC : 001,037,0905
DATE : 2011-06-21 11:00:09 -0700
HOSTNAME : FooBar
VERSION : 3.14.8 (16 January 2010) debian
UPSNAME : FooBar
CABLE : USB Cable
MODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
UPSMODE : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: 2011-06-14 20:44:35 -0700
STATUS : ONLINE
LINEV : 116.0 Volts
LOADPCT : 17.0 Percent Load Capacity
BCHARGE : 100.0 Percent
TIMELEFT : 50.6 Minutes
MBATTCHG : 5 Percent
MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes
MAXTIME : 0 Seconds
SENSE : High
LOTRANS : 097.0 Volts
HITRANS : 138.0 Volts
ALARMDEL : Always
BATTV : 26.9 Volts
LASTXFER : Low line voltage
NUMXFERS : 0
TONBATT : 0 seconds
CUMONBATT: 0 seconds
XOFFBATT : N/A
SELFTEST : NO
STATFLAG : 0x07000008 Status Flag
MANDATE : 2005-03-16
SERIALNO : QB0512132444
BATTDATE : 2005-03-16
NOMINV : 120 Volts
NOMBATTV : 24.0 Volts
NOMPOWER : 865 Watts
FIRMWARE : 8.g8 .D USB FW:g8
APCMODEL : Back-UPS RS 1500
END APC : 2011-06-21 11:00:52 -0700

Thank you in advance. 🙂