APCUPSD (apcaccess) refresh rate


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?


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.