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No more serial port - and now?

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No more serial port - and now?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/9/2016


Hi,

on our new server there is no more serial port. How can I monitor UPS now? Hope you don't tell me to buy one of these network management cards for more then 300 Euros. My client will kill me.

Thanks for a hint,

Karl


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Re: No more serial port - and now?

This reply was originally posted by Bertil on APC forums on 4/12/2016


Cheapo USB to seral port adapters exist.  We use this one and it as yet to let me down on communicating with any APC kit we have:

http://www.netstoredirect.com/tripp-lite-interface-cards-adapters/6303-tripp-lite-usa-19hs-067260300...

Shop around, though, this is "expensive" - I think we paid about £20 for ours.

HTH

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Re: No more serial port - and now?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/9/2016


An inexpensive USB to serial adapter could probably be used. There are also inexpensive PCI and PCI Express expansion cards that provide serial and parallel ports.

Unless the UPS is very old, it may have a USB port available for monitoring purposes.

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Re: No more serial port - and now?

This reply was originally posted by Bertil on APC forums on 4/12/2016


Cheapo USB to seral port adapters exist.  We use this one and it as yet to let me down on communicating with any APC kit we have:

http://www.netstoredirect.com/tripp-lite-interface-cards-adapters/6303-tripp-lite-usa-19hs-067260300...

Shop around, though, this is "expensive" - I think we paid about £20 for ours.

HTH

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