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Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

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Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/3/2016


Hi everyone,

Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down without actually shutting down – this is obviously for testing purposes. I want to signal the clients that the UPS is going down and observe the behavior of the clients.

I do NOT want to physically cause the UPS to cut power however. I see where the function is but it looks like it will shut down the UPS in actuality and that is what I do NOT want to happen:

Thank you!


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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 11/7/2016


Hi Boyan,

You can always use our TestDrive Link for live simulation.

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This reply was originally posted by Nicole on APC forums on 11/4/2016


Hi Boyan, 

The only work around I can think of to avoid having the UPS actually shut down would be to configure the PowerChute Network Shutdown clients to shut down when the UPS is on battery. Then you would be able to pull the plug on the UPS, effectively putting it onto battery and causing PowerChute to initiate a shutdown. Then you can plug the UPS back into utility without it having to shut down at all. 

Regards, 

Nicole 

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

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Thanks Nicole,

That might work; on another subject is there such a thing as AP9631 software emulator? Say an OVA which emulates an AP9631 and one can control completely outside the physical world? That would ease testing quite a bit when building new infrastructure...

Thanks

~B

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/4/2016


Another approach I've heard of is to configure PCNS to shutdown on over-temperature. Then change the temperature threshold to trigger the shutdown.

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/4/2016


@voidstar that's a great idea. Thank you!

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 11/7/2016


Hi Boyan,

You can always use our TestDrive Link for live simulation.

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

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@Jonathan Thank you so much; I did not think that such solution would exist! Good work for making this available. I will point my PCNS to the simulated card and do it that way. Cool!

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 11/8/2016


You are very much welcome, keep us posted!

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/18/2016


Hi Jonathan, I tired it out but I get time out error; could this be due to NAT? Obviously I am coming from a private IP which is xlated onto public and that's how your emulator sees me?

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Re: Is there any way to cause an AP9631 equipped UPS to signal its clients that the UPS is shutting down

This reply was originally posted by Bill on APC forums on 11/18/2016


Hi,

You cannot connect to the simulated UPS / NMC. Your best option is what VoidStar wrote.