microsol-apc - Man Page

Driver for APC Back-UPS BR UPS equipment


This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the microsol-apc driver. For information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).

Supported Hardware

This driver supports the following UPS models:

In 2009, Schneider Electric acquired Microsol Technologies, and by 2012, the entire Microsol line was being sold under the APC brand. This driver supports these newer, APC-branded models. Older equipment should use solis(8).

Extra Arguments

This driver support the following extra optional settings in the ups.conf(5).

battext = n - (default = 0, no extra battery, where n = Ampere*hour )

prgshut = 1 - (default = 0, no programmable shutdown )



For other APC-Microsol models, the reported voltages, currents and power will be incorrect, as the communication protocol reports unprocessed data instead of real values, needing model-specific post-processing by the driver. Monitoring of UPS state (on-battery/on-line, critical battery) should work for other models, but is untested.


See Also

The core driver


Internet resources

The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/

Referenced By

nutupsdrv(8), upsd(8).

04/26/2022 Network UPS Tools 2.8.0 NUT Manual