PowerChute Business Edition not recording lost comms in a serial-to-USB configuration
PowerChute Business Edition
All supported Windows OS
When you have the following configuration:
* the 940-0272A cable ,
* connecting a serial port on the Smart-UPS SC 1500 to a USB port on a server ,
* and running with the PL2303 driver from the Prolific company,
and the cable is disconnected, accidentally or otherwise, then PCBE is unable to report it as a lost communications event.
(This happens because when the cable is disconnected, the Prolific driver is disabled).
If this happens you must reconnect the USB plug to the CORRECT USB port on your server and restart the APC UPS Windows service: "APC PBE Agent".
We strongly recommend, if possible , that you use a serial-to-serial connection to avoid this situation from arising.
NOTE: If issue is connecting Smart-UPS SC to Windows OS using the 940-0272A cable PowerChute Business Edition does not discover the UPS please see Kbase FA283834