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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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