[HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

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[HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby tfrgrp00 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Please find a link to a document I wrote after two days of hard work.

http://1drv.ms/1I4ZWWX

Hope this helps...

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Pierre Gremaud
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby Pimaster » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi,

Thank you Pierre

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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby jarrah » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:37 pm

tfrgrp00 wrote:Please find a link to a document I wrote after two days of hard work.

http://1drv.ms/1I4ZWWX

Hope this helps...

Regards

Pierre Gremaud

Hi Pierre,

I created an account just so I could thank you for creating a really useful simple guide to setting up this UPS. I couldn't make sense of the official guide, so came onto the forums looking for additional help and I found your excellent guide.

Thank you Pierre!
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby oilman1 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:58 am

Good Morning,
When I am using your light install guide I encounter a problem when creating the picofssd.py file. When I execute the file I get a syntax error regarding the while true loop.
I am a learner when it comes to Linux and cannot figure it out. Could you please assist
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby Eric S » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Jim,
Check your spelling, punctuation, spacing, etc. Unix/Linux is very VERY sensitive. Can't stress the "VERY sensitive" enough. It will drive you bonkers for hours, and 9 times out of 10 the error is staring you right in the face. :oops:

v/r,
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby rauryn » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:34 pm

Hi Pierre,

I found your guide really useful, but I was wondering if you could help me with something. I'm looking to extend the time the raspi will live on battery until it goes into shutdown (I have a large battery on the unit, so was looking to see if I could set it to 2-4 hours of normal usage).

I've tried:

sudo i2cset -y 1 0x6B 9 7200

But I get an error saying that the data is out of range. Any ideas?


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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby abocin » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Hi

I bought the 3000mAh which allows me to power the RBPi for 8h.

The last command:

sudo i2cset -y 1 0x6B 9 30

however is setting up to reboot after 30s. How can I extend this rebooting to 6h instead of 30s. I tried 28800 instead of 30 but as the previous poster the command returns "Data value out of range!"

Please advise.

Andrei
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby abocin » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:01 pm

Hi,

I've found the solution how to overwrite the 30s reboot and use the 3000 mAh to it's full capacity. It is written in the UPS PIco short guide (http://www.pimodules.com/_pdf/UPS_PIco_ ... 5_2015.pdf) at page 20 (0x6B -> UPS PIco Module Commands Section).

9 or 0x09 fssd_batime Byte Common R/W Battery Running Time when cable power loses.

Value of 0xff (255) disable this timer, and system will be running on battery powering until battery discharge to 3.5 V.

Shortly you have to write the following command in order to disable reboot after 30s:

sudo i2cset -y 1 0x6B 9 0xff

The RPBi will run as long as the battery is above 3.5 V (as mentioned above and in the short guide).

Andrei.
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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby Pimaster » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:43 pm

Hi,

Sorry for my late reply, just alone in the company due to vacation period, so overloaded.

Your solution is described in the manual, you have done it properly.

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Re: [HOWTO] The Ultra Light UPS install guide

Postby abocin » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:31 pm

Hi Pimaster,

I have one additional comment about the Pico; can I use this display on top of the Pico https://www.sossolutions.nl/raspberry-p ... ssembleerd ? I'm asking because it looks like it should be connected using the pins on top of the RPBi (SPI and GPIO). Is there any compatibility issue by connecting the display on top pf the Pico (e.g. connectivity, space issue with 3000 mAh battery)? I don't mind is the screen can be connected other way with a cable if you have the knowledge about that.

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