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augurseer 04-23-2006 07:54 PM

APC UPS backup-ups ES RJ-45
 
i have a brand new 350 back-ups ES. it has a rj45 styled plug on it that leads into a USB plug for the PC.


now hers the questions, its that a ethernet or similar port, can this battery pack and its data be accessed via a network or did they jsut use that plug type as some sort of convience.



thnaks for any hints, ciao

michaelk 04-23-2006 09:25 PM

It just uses a RJ45 connector for convience. The interface is still USB.
apcupsd has some network monitoring functions.
http://www.apcupsd.org/

augurseer 04-23-2006 10:35 PM

kool, i understand, and i am NOT stupid enough to have put a real ethernet cable into the port, yet. lol

and i am presntly using apcupsd....thnaks

GrabGeorge 11-18-2009 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by augurseer (Post 2214007)
i have a brand new 350 back-ups ES. it has a rj45 styled plug on it that leads into a USB plug for the PC.


now hers the questions, its that a ethernet or similar port, can this battery pack and its data be accessed via a network or did they jsut use that plug type as some sort of convience.



thnaks for any hints, ciao




I know this is a very old thread, but I happened to come across it while searching for something similar. Many people run into this situation when they're trying to save money on buying battery backups. To have proper network monitoring you need to buy a Smart-UPS. They have SmartSlots on them that allow the installation of WEB/SNMP monitoring cards. After you install one of those you can monitor it through the network and issue commands. People try to save money and buy the lower end UPSs and get that same functionality. It pays to have good protection.



George


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