Boost Mode on a Dell UPS 1920W - Power and Cooling - Forum - Power and Cooling - Dell Community

Boost Mode on a Dell UPS 1920W

Power and Cooling

Power and Cooling
Dell Power and Cooling on Dell TechCenter. Fresh Air, OpenManage Power Center, PDUs, Power Saving Best Practices and more.
Generic Content

Boost Mode on a Dell UPS 1920W

This question is not answered

Hello,

I have upgraded my DELL UPS 1920W to the last firmware, 01.14.0003 and I am using the last Local Node Manager. 

In the evenement log, I see a lot of Entering Boost Mode records and also returning to normal mode 

Is it normal ? 

what doest it mean ? 

I include some records of the log file

"Date","Nœud","Type","Niveau","Objet","Valeur","Message"
"2014/02/09-17:37:58.595","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-16:30:54.905","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-16:16:54.150","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-16:10:53.873","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-16:08:53.841","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-15:52:52.915","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-15:41:52.135","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-15:37:52.005","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-15:36:51.985","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-15:29:51.704","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-15:28:51.674","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-15:09:50.110","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-14:53:48.687","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-14:52:48.576","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-14:43:47.647","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-12:36:40.789","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-12:35:40.769","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-12:22:40.258","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-12:19:39.877","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-12:16:39.747","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-12:01:38.645","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-11:36:37.323","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-11:35:37.277","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-11:34:37.211","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-11:27:36.918","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-11:15:35.963","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-11:13:35.931","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-11:12:35.905","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-11:10:35.803","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-10:25:33.125","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-10:24:33.089","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-10:23:33.053","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-10:22:33.047","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-09:27:30.044","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-09:25:29.894","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-06:42:20.552","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-06:41:20.532","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-06:10:18.256","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-06:09:18.236","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-06:04:17.614","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-05:55:16.612","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-05:46:16.292","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-05:40:16.015","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-04:51:12.732","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-04:50:12.696","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-04:38:11.624","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-04:37:11.277","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-04:36:11.251","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/09-04:34:11.169","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/09-04:29:10.968","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-23:02:52.268","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-22:43:50.922","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-22:38:50.752","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-20:55:44.307","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-20:54:44.287","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:54:36.653","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-18:53:36.337","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:52:36.320","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-18:45:35.949","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:43:35.879","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-18:40:35.748","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:24:35.024","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-18:12:34.161","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:08:34.061","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-18:06:33.881","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-18:02:33.770","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"
"2014/02/08-17:59:33.460","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","2","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","1","Mode boost"
"2014/02/08-17:56:33.339","Dell UPS Tower 1920W HV UPS LI T 1920","Evènement","1","UPS.PowerConverter.Input[1].PresentStatus.Boost","0","Retour du mode boost en mode normal"

All Replies
  • Boost mode means the UPS is taking the input voltage and boosting it to the correct output voltage without having to have the UPS go on battery. If this is happening often then either the UPS is set to the wrong output voltage (set to 240 when input is really 220) or there is an actual issue with the input voltage to the UPS. Having the UPS operate in boost mode does not effect reliability.

  • Hello

    I still have boost mode alerts, and checking the ouptut voltage, it is set at 230V

    but the input voltage is around 208/210V

    I would like to set the output voltage to 220V (to avoid all hte boost mode alerts) but from the panel I cannot change the output value

    and in the local node management software, there is no possibility to change the output value

    question: is it possible to change the output voltage value ? if yes How ? 

    thanks for any help

    regards

    yves

  • To change the input voltage of the UPS it has to be in the Standby mode (AC still connected to the input but the outputs off). Once you are in Standby mode you can go through the LCD menu of the UPS to change the output voltage. You cannot change the output voltage while the UPS is running (outputs on).

  • Thanks a lot for your answer

    I will try it as son as I can shutdown the server 

    BTW : do you know where I can find the last version of the firmware for the UPS 1920W ?

    Thanks again

    Yves67

  • Here is the general landing page for the 1920W UPS

    www.dell.com/.../drivers

     

    The latest firmware is there as well the firmware upgrade tool. The latest ULNM management tool is also there.

  • OK, Thanks

    but the UPS 1920T is equal to the UPS 1920W ??

    I have an UPS 1920W

    Yves67

  • 1920T = 1920W Tower

    1920R = 1920W Rack

  • OK, it is the same...

    I can go

    THANKS for your help

    Regards

    Yves67

  • Hello,

    Last week end I could shut down the server, and I disconnect all the outlets on the UPS 1920W

    I tried to change the output voltage, but no way, I cannot change it ???? 

    Is there an method to be in stanby mode ? 

    I thought with no charge at all I could change the output voltage, but may be I was not in stanby mode ?? 

    Thanks for your help

    best regards

    Yves67

  • UPS Standby mode the icon on the LCD display should be the "on/off" power button icon. If you still see the icon that looks like a power plug the UPS is still running.This is called out on the User's Guide Table 4/

  • ok, thanks for your answer

    but how to switch to the standby mode ? 

  • Just pressing the ON/OFF button on the back of the UPS. Hold the button for a few seconds and the LCD diosplay icon will change. This is called out in the User;s Guide.