APCUPSD (apcaccess) refresh rate


#1

I have power blips and want to know about them. I get the console output from apcupsd that status has changed, but Home Assistant does not see it. I can see that the battery percentage will go down and it takes minutes for Home Assistant to see it, maybe 2 minutes.

If I unplug power and let my UPS sit for a couple of minutes my automation works, but that means I won’t get a push on power blips.

What is the frequency it calls apcaccess to update status? Can you increase that rate or make it event driven somehow?


#2

I’m curious about this as well. I noticed just last week that APCUPSD showed on battery for 8 seconds, but HA reported much longer than that because of the delay in seeing the back on line status change.