bcmxcp_usb - Experimental driver for UPSes supporting the BCM/XCP protocol over
This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the bcmxcp_usb
driver. For information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv
driver is a variant of the serial driver bcmxcp and uses the same core code.
This driver should recognize all BCM/XCP-compatible UPSes that are connected via
USB. It has been developed and tested on Powerware PW3501 hardware. It also
has been tested on PW5110 hardware.
This driver supports the following optional settings in the ups.conf
The number of seconds that the UPS should wait
between receiving the shutdown command and actually shutting off.
This driver supports the following Instant Commands:
Turn off the load and return when power is
Turn off the load and remain off.
Start a battery test.
Report UPS alarm status
BCM/XCP supports reporting a wide range of UPS
Report UPS statistics informations
BCM/XCP supports reporting of UPS statistics
This driver has been tagged experimental, even if it has been reported to be
stable. Thus it is not suitable for production systems and it is not built by
default. This is mainly due to the fact that it is a new driver.
This driver is not built by default. You can build it by using "configure
--with-usb=yes". Note that it will also install other USB drivers.
You also need to install manually the hotplug files (libhidups and
libhid.usermap), generally in etc/hotplug/usb/, to address the permission
settings problem. Lastly note that the libhidups file must have execution flag
set (ie using chmod +x ...).
bcmxcp_usb only supports 1 UPS at this time. You can put the "auto"
value for port in ups.conf, i.e.:
driver = bcmxcp_usb
port = auto
You have forgotten to install the hotplug files, as explained in the
INSTALLATION section above. Don’t forget to restart hotplug so that it
applies these changes.
Tore Ørpetveit <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wolfgang Ocker
The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/