I have all my PCs being shut down by this network cardy with powershutes, but EX2 Ultra (firmware 5.11.112) struggles to be slave of it (Network UPS → Slave Mode → IP of AP9617 card). In other words AP9617 not respected as a proper master for some uneven reason. Just can’t. Dunno if it is some kind of intolerant behavior I have or whatsoever…
Can’t find any easy solution too… Just yet.
I see following options:
- Fix something in settings somehow - your turn!
- Setup something on PC’s PowerShute client to trigger shut down of EX2 Ultra
- Buy COM to USB cable to connect to my old APC 3000 XL to EX2 Ultra USB - will it work?
Your input is GREATLY appreciated!
As result of support chat I figured out that only 3rd option is possible since EX2 Ultra can’t connect to UPS network cards at all, only via USB interface.
do a quick Google of
apc ups rj45 to usb pinout
some links I found was
its a simple cable to make
I just got a larger UPS for only the NAS and use another UPS for the computers.
This way I can manually set NAS to standby on a power fail.
Also I thought is was PowerChute
I was hopping to use a unix system ie Raspberry Pi to control my devices and computers as I have 4 UPS units - still a work in progress.
COM UPS won’t work even thru APC COM cable and COM to USB adapter (don’t have even basic drivers). Tested. I have VERY old model even with incorrect COM pinout on APC side. As result I added separate cheap APC BackUPS CS-650 with native USB and RJ45.
Now… Periodically I get it disappear with USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed cmd upscan. I think this happens after power scheduled wake up.