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How do I configure apcupsd to work with a Back-UPS XS 1300?

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1) Edit /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf to include a UPSNAME, change UPSCABLE and USPTYPE to usb and comment the device line, for example:

UPSNAME KyleUPS
UPSCABLE usb
#UPSTYPE apcsmart
UPSTYPE usb
#DEVICE /dev/ttyS0

2) In /etc/default/apcupsd change ISCONFIGURED to yes:

ISCONFIGURED=yes

3) Start apcupsd with:

sudo service apcupsd start

4) Test with the apcaccess command:

kbrandt@alpine:/var/log$ sudo apcaccess
APC      : 001,036,0901
DATE     : 2012-05-05 14:46:50 -0500  
HOSTNAME : alpine
VERSION  : 3.14.10 (13 September 2011) debian
UPSNAME  : KyleUPS
CABLE    : USB Cable
DRIVER   : USB UPS Driver
UPSMODE  : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: 2012-05-05 14:38:45 -0500  
MODEL    : Back-UPS XS 1300G 
STATUS   : ONLINE 
LINEV    : 115.0 Volts
LOADPCT  :  22.0 Percent Load Capacity
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