This tutorial provides instructions on how to set up a Network UPS Tool (NUT) server on a Raspberry Pi for remotely managing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). NUT enables communication between the Raspberry Pi and the UPS, allowing monitoring of the UPS’s status. The server functionality of NUT also allows broadcasting UPS information to other NUT clients, enabling them to access the UPS data and respond accordingly. Additionally if you need to figure out how to include UPS into your project then check out this tutorial.
The NUT server setup process involves installing the NUT software via the Raspberry Pi’s package repository. The tutorial outlines the steps to update packages, install NUT, configure the UPS to be recognized by NUT, and enable remote access to the NUT server. The user needs to modify configuration files to specify the UPS’s details, including the Vendor ID and Product ID. Additionally, user and monitor configurations are set up to facilitate UPS monitoring and shutdown instructions.
The tutorial also introduces the NUT web interface, which can be accessed through Apache web server and NUT-CGI software. By setting up the web interface, users can remotely monitor the UPS’s status, check details such as battery charge, runtime, and voltage, and gain a deeper understanding of their UPS’s performance. The step-by-step guide walks users through the entire process, from configuring the NUT server to accessing the UPS information via the web interface.
Here’s the grocery list of what you might need:
- Mecer 2000VA / 1200W OFF-LINE UPS – Black
- Official Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop kit with Official US keyboard, Official Mouse, Official EU power supply, Official HDMI cable and Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide
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