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Serial cable for Geek Squad 1285AVR UPS

This UPS has both serial and USB ports but came only with a USB cable.

What serial cable do I need? I know that UPSs typically use cables with non-standard pinouts. Can you detail the cable connections I need.

I can't use this with USB. Don't ask.

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Try using a phone surge supressor independently of the UPS - many outlet strips have them as part of the surge suppressor these days.

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It is not a standard serial cable. It has different pin-outs.
You need to find the original cable or puchase one from HP.

I think they make serial cables where you can change the pin-outs but you would have to find one and figure out the correct pin-outs.

If this helps please vote for my solution.

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This older model APC does not support USB and it is inlikely that even if you found a cable that would connect them that the electronics in this unit would play nice with USB. Might be time to consider an upgrade, although these are a great units they just do not have the compatibility with newer computers.

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