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From: maxim wexler <blissfix@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]UPS battery dead?
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:31:47
1 > Unplug all your electronic devices and plug in a lamp with
2 > a 100 Watt
3 > incandescent light build. With the lamp on unplug the UPS
4 > from the
5 > wall and see what happens. If the battery is dead it won't
6 > last all
7 > that long.
9 Gave ~5 mins. So I let it charge for 24 hrs now it gives me 36 mins. Which is wierd; what happened to all that charge? I haven't had to use it for 6-7 mons. Isn't the unit supposed to stay topped-up?
11 Another thing: When I do the remove-the-usb-cable test I don't see the "communication lost" error in until I switch the dial-up off and on quickly!
13 In the conf file I have DEVICE: /dev/ttyS[0-3] because the default, /dev/ttyS0, locks out the modem. But why does the UPS need to know about serial ports? It connects by this funny RJ-45/USB cable. I wonder does the manufacturer assume the serial port won't be used?
15 mw
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Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]UPS battery dead? Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]UPS battery dead? Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>