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Old 01-12-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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UPS's and Linux


I want to get a UPS for my linux system running the 2.6 kernel. I would like to have one that will allow the system to be shutdown with out a user present. I have been googleing around and havn't been able to find what brands are and are not compatible with linux. Has anyone had a good or bad experience with a UPS and linux??? I would like to get a usb one but from what little i have seen serial seems much more compatible.


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Old 01-12-2004, 11:50 AM   #2
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IMO APC is the most compatable.

You can mail APC for a serial cable for their USB models.

http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=12
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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I've had good luck with Belkin and their serial cable models, cheaper then APC, but APC really is the king... depends on your pricerange. I get a good 20 minutes+ out of this $100 Belkin with four machines hooked up to it... that's a lot of watts, especially since 2 of them are T-Birds.

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Old 01-12-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone for the fast replays. Yeah i have heard good things about both those already. Do you have you Belkin setup to automatically shut your system down during a power outage??? One other quick question, my main need for one is because i get a lot of noise in my monitor and i determined (hopefully) that it is because of noisy power. Do all UPS filter the power for noise or only the better ones with AVR

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Old 01-12-2004, 12:38 PM   #5
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That Belkin filters noise, does it a treat too... I couldn't have halogen lamps plugged in before because they upset DSL. I haven't gotten this one set up to do an autoshutdown when the battery is low, its constantly on my list of crap to-do, but its possible, one of the first things they build in.

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Old 01-12-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
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Could you please tell me the model number of your UPS, that sounds like what i need. THANKS


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Old 01-13-2004, 12:00 AM   #7
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It was this guy:

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...oduct_Id=21138

Except what I got was a serial version, not USB... it had UNIX drivers, cost about $120 I think it got picked up off of Egghead or one of the other big resellers... I really wouldn't trust a USB version to work. I just looked up a Serial version that doesn't look like what I've got but had full source code for about 10 distros...

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