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by:SysExpert
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Please redo your question. It did not show up.
I would think a generic UPS serial port driver would work , IBM, Belkin or similar.

I hope this helps !
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by:pierrefagrell
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Oh no! I have to rewrite the whole thing again...

well, well, just as a note the "no text"-problem is solved in
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=commspt&qid=20152406&jsessionid=23158995922581237

Back to the UPS. Briefly I have an AST MANHATTAN 1000VA UPS
On the front it says AST Manhattan
On the backside it says Deltec something, (I don't have it here right now, but I'll add it later.) The problem is I don't have the software CD anymore and I can't find anyone that provides support for it anymore. (both Ast and Deltec seems to have been bought up...)

It works with the general UPS-drivers buuilt-in to winnt, but they can only tell me when there is a power-out, not how good capacity the batteries are in and so on.

I know it supports those features, (It's a so called "Smart-UPS")

I found this old post (see further down). So I know the drivers exist, but this adress did ofcourse not exist anymore...

Any help is greatly appreciated!


//Pierre Fagrell

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Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 06:18:29 -0600

From: john burton <jburton@telepath.com>

Subject: Manhattan UPS



Since I've taken down my DOS-based dial-up BBS, I'm thinkin' the next

thing to take down is the NetWare server.



I've been running my unix box and my netware box on a Manhattan 1000va

UPS, with the netware box taking care of the monitoring of the UPS via

an NLM. However, the CDROM that came with the UPS has monitoring

software for a SCO box.



1. I know about powerd. That'll work as far as I know, but wouldn't

THEIR sofware likely do better?



2. The AST software is written for a box running SCO v3.2.2 ODT v.1.0.

It provides not only the management deamon, but a monitoring deamon.

I've BEEN using the MS Windows-based monitoring software, and could

likely continue to do so, but I'd like to move up to doing it via "X" on

my COL-S box...



The question (knew I'd get here, huh)...



How do I run SCO binary files on my COL-S box???



Thanks!



--==jb==--





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john burton The SANDBOX ** MultiLine Linux

mailto:jburton@telepath.com P.O. Box 30902

http://www.telepath.com/jburton MidWest City, OK 73140

+1.405.737.9540

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==



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by:SysExpert
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OK

http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/UPS-HOWTO.html

Linux may have the best info on what you can do.


I would try the APC and other software, just to see if it is compatible,


Also check
download drivers, driver guide list of drivers driver site
http://www.windrivers.com/ 
    http://www.driverguide.com 
  http://www.drivershq.com 
www.winfiles.com
www.driversplane

I hope this helps !
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by:pierrefagrell
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Ok, thanks for your help. The http://www.jetcafe.org/~npc/doc/ups-faq.html
said nothing I didn't know, but the
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/UPS-HOWTO.html
seems very useful. I'll look into it as soon as I get the time, even though they speak very little of the "smart"-mode, which I want to use..... I'll also try the APC-software ofcourse
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by:pierrefagrell
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If anyone has the original AST/Deltec- software, please let me know!

thanks
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by:SysExpert
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I think it's time to buy a new UPS if you need that functionality.

It should be in the $100 - $200 range.

I hope this helps !
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by:pierrefagrell
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Thanks for your Ideas, but I know that this UPS does support what I'm asking for. The only problem Is I don't have the drivers....
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Hi pierrefagrell

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---- CLEAN UP ----

pierrefagrell,
No comment has been added lately (116 days), so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area for this question:

RECOMMENDATION: [ Delete/Refund ]

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

¡PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

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I found the answer myself two weeks a go, googling :) (the answer wasn't there when I posted. Deltec was bought by Exide, and Powerware bought Exide. LanSafe III from www.powerware.com works perfectly in both windows and linux, gives history, in / out voltage, load and so on. I guess I should ask for a refund, but better would be if you made the question answered so it gets in the archive and more people can take advantage of it (I've struggled many hours with this thing).
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pierrefagrell,
Thank you for posting the answer.  As stated in my recommendation, you would have recieved a refund, and the question deleted; but now that there is an answer I will recomment close the question without deleting it and still refund your points.

Thanks,
Rajiv Makhijani

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