UPS on FreeBSD

Last night my long serving brick of a UPS died ... and to put it bluntly I feel almost naked without a UPS protecting my home server. This left the question of what to acquire. Top of my list of priorities was to have a serial interface - USB is just too painful to contemplate after the last time I configured a UPS on FreeBSD (Another CyberPower I blogged about in January 2013) and it would be nice if it worked with Network UPS Tools (NUT).

I ended up acquiring a CyberPower Value1200eLCD - and managed to get it working on FreeBSD ... but not with NUT apparently the people at CyberPower have backed away from the openness that they once embraced and also changed their protocols.