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Driver for UPSes supporting the serial BCM/XCP protocol.

BCMXCP(8)                                   NUT Manual                                  BCMXCP(8)

NAME bcmxcp - Driver for UPSes supporting the serial BCM/XCP protocol
NOTE This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the bcmxcp driver. For information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).
SUPPORTED HARDWARE This driver should recognize all serial BCM/XCP-compatible UPSes. It has been developed and tested on Powerware PW5115 and PW9120 hardware. If your UPS has a USB connection, you may also consult the bcmxcp_usb(8) driver documentation.
EXTRA ARGUMENTS This driver supports the following optional settings in the ups.conf(5). shutdown_delay=delay The number of seconds that the UPS should wait between receiving the shutdown command (upsdrvctl shutdown) and actually shutting off. baud_rate=rate Communication speed for the UPS. If this is set to 9600, it tries to connect to the UPS at 9600bps. If it fails to communicate, it will go into baud-hunting. It starts at 1200 and goes up to 19200. If it succeeds, it tell you the speed it connected with. If not included in the config, it defaults to baud-hunting.
DEFAULT VALUES FOR THE EXTRA ARGUMENTS · shutdown_delay = 120 · baud_rate = none
INSTANT COMMANDS This driver supports the following Instant Commands: shutdown.return Turn off the load and return when power is back. shutdown.stayoff Turn off the load and remain off. test.battery.start Start a battery test. outlet.n.shutdown.return Turn off the load on outlet n and return when power is back. (n is the outlet number reported by the upsc command)
TODO LIST Report UPS statistics information BCM/XCP supports reporting of UPS statistics data. Change settings Access the config register to change settings.
BUGS None known.
AUTHOR Tore Ørpetveit <>
SEE ALSO The core driver: nutupsdrv(8) The USB BCM/XCP driver: bcmxcp_usb(8) Internet resources: The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page:
Network UPS Tools 2.7.1. 02/15/2014 BCMXCP(8)
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bcmxcp(8) referred by nutupsdrv(8)
refer to bcmxcp_usb(8) | nutupsdrv(8) | ups.conf(5)