UPS Connections and use (FC2)

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Fri Mar 9 17:21:49 UTC 2007

David Fletcher wrote:
> The one thing that really annoys me about APC is their use of a non-standard 
> USB cable. It seems so petty to supply a non standard cable that you can't 
> buy elsewhere, so that you have to go to them instead of the local shop to 
> buy a replacement.
> Somewhere I've got a USB plug to bare wires cable, and a supply of the same 
> plug that APC use for the UPS end. One day I'll buzz out the APC cable and 
> make up a shorter one for myself, partly to reduce the pile of cables at the 
> back of the PC, partly as a middle finger salute to petty manufacturers.

If you do, be sure to post the results here. Won't do me any good,

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