Need to identify a cable


Recommended Posts

+jnelsoninjax

I am looking for the cable that goes from the back of an APC UPS to the computer, it has an RJ11 connector on one end and a USB A connector on the other end. Does anyone know what the name of this cable is?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Superuser

That doesn't sound right... What is the model of your APC UPS?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H

That just sounds like a serial connector cable; shouldn't be anything special unless it's using a custom pin layout.

 

I find plenty of options on Amazon just searching "RJ11 to USB"

 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rj11+to+usb+adapter&crid=11V6P0M4RT3H1&sprefix=rj11+to+us%2Caps%2C223&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_10

 

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Meade-Telescopes-Upgrade-Control-Console/dp/B07HVMKG8S/

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
aphanic

"APC UPS cable" seems to show several results as well, are you looking for the cable itself or do you need to know its pinout?

 

It seems to be a 10-pin "RJ50" (10P10C) connector by the looks of it.

Edited by aphanic
Link to post
Share on other sites
Superuser
7 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

That just sounds like a serial connector cable; shouldn't be anything special unless it's using a custom pin layout.

 

I find plenty of options on Amazon just searching "RJ11 to USB"

 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rj11+to+usb+adapter&crid=11V6P0M4RT3H1&sprefix=rj11+to+us%2Caps%2C223&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_10

 

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Meade-Telescopes-Upgrade-Control-Console/dp/B07HVMKG8S/

 

It amazes me he couldn't do a simple search for that but I don't think that is the cable needed for his APC UPS (unless it's real old or something). It should be a USB-B to USB-A cable.

Link to post
Share on other sites
+jnelsoninjax
7 minutes ago, Superuser said:

It amazes me he couldn't so a simple search for that but I don't think that is the cable needed for his APC UPS (unless it's real old or something). It should be a USB-B to USB-A cable.

In fairness to me, the last time I ever had to hunt for a cable for the UPS it was specially made so it had to be bought from APC. The device is a Backup pro 1000, and searching APC's website does not tell me the name of the cable and searching Amazon for APC Backup Pro 1000 cable yields nothing related to the cable.

Link to post
Share on other sites
neufuse
11 minutes ago, Superuser said:

It amazes me he couldn't do a simple search for that but I don't think that is the cable needed for his APC UPS (unless it's real old or something). It should be a USB-B to USB-A cable.

Real old? the current APC UPS's use RJ connectors on the UPS end and USB A connectors on the other end still for the current models at least the Smart-UPS's do

Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H
8 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

In fairness to me, the last time I ever had to hunt for a cable for the UPS it was specially made so it had to be bought from APC. The device is a Backup pro 1000, and searching APC's website does not tell me the name of the cable and searching Amazon for APC Backup Pro 1000 cable yields nothing related to the cable.

yeah that's some bad (almost non-existent) documentation on the serial port on their website 😮 

Link to post
Share on other sites
+jnelsoninjax
1 minute ago, Brandon H said:

yeah that's some bad (almost non-existent) documentation on the serial port on their website 😮 

IIRC, I had to call APC the last time I needed to order one and they were able to tell me where to look, I was hoping that it would be an easy find considering it has been close to 10 years since I had to hunt for a replacement cord. :/

Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H
6 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

IIRC, I had to call APC the last time I needed to order one and they were able to tell me where to look, I was hoping that it would be an easy find considering it has been close to 10 years since I had to hunt for a replacement cord. :/

using a different search on Amazon "UPS Serial Cable" I came across more entries that will most likely work.

I'm guessing all smart UPS devices use the same pin layout for their serial cables (as that's for the most part standardized thankfully)

 

https://www.amazon.com/KonnectIT-Replacement-AP9827-940-0127B-KUPSUSB06SB/dp/B07FT3YSVY/

this should hopefully be what you need

 

edit: search results https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ups+serial+cable&crid=JGIZCV7AM8JW&sprefix=ups+seria%2Caps%2C204&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_9

Link to post
Share on other sites
Superuser
10 minutes ago, neufuse said:

Real old? the current APC UPS's use RJ connectors on the UPS end and USB A connectors on the other end still for the current models at least the Smart-UPS's do

I guess was wrong... TBH never used APC personally. WTF would they do that?

Link to post
Share on other sites
+jnelsoninjax
2 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

using a different search on Amazon "UPS Serial Cable" I came across more entries that will most likely work. I'm guessing all smart UPS devices use the same pin layout for their serial cables (as that's for the most part standardized thankfully)

 

https://www.amazon.com/KonnectIT-Replacement-AP9827-940-0127B-KUPSUSB06SB/dp/B07FT3YSVY/

this should hopefully be what you need

 

edit: search results https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ups+serial+cable&crid=JGIZCV7AM8JW&sprefix=ups+seria%2Caps%2C204&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_9

That looks like the right cable, thanks!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
+jnelsoninjax

According to APC, the cable is AP9827, and searching Amazon I find one, and also Ebay.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H
On 22/02/2021 at 15:42, jnelsoninjax said:

According to APC, the cable is AP9827, and searching Amazon I find one, and also Ebay.

good good; the one I linked you states to be that model too so that should work for what you need (Y) 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.