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BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

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BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This question was originally posted by Simon on APC forums on 3/23/2011


I have a number of older BACK-UPS 500 units. They have serial cables with them. Can I purchase and use a USB cable instead with these units? Thanks.


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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Simon on APC forums on 3/24/2011


Thanks.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/23/2011


Ive used these for programing switches and whatnot with great success.. I cant think of why they wouldnt work with a serial UPS interface.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812101118&cm_re=usb_serial_adapter--12-101-118--Product

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/23/2011


unfortunately, these UPSs are a bit dated and only supported serial communications. there is no USB cable available.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Simon on APC forums on 3/23/2011


So related to this. I have an ES 350 (a couple of years old) that has a serial port signalling cable (looks like an RJ connector on the UPS end and a 9 pin serial port on the computer end). Can I purchase a USB cable to use with this one? Thanks.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/24/2011


i'll need the exact model of the ES 350 from the white sticker on the unit. we have like 5+ 350VA models with different requirements.

thanks.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Simon on APC forums on 3/24/2011


It is a BE350C. Thanks.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/24/2011


i double checked that one. unfortunately it only supports serial communication only in simple signaling mode.

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Re: BK500MC - can I use USB cable?

This reply was originally posted by Simon on APC forums on 3/24/2011


Thanks.