Hey there - probably the same question asked a million times. I am trying to interface a pretty simple power control unit that’s easier to get in Australia than the Digital Loggers one (which I love, but not certified for local use). The APC7000 series (7920) is cheap here (used on eBay) for $200 and will help me control things like my dehumidifier and overall observatory control (powering up the mount, etc for remote).
Is there an API or something to which I could write a simple driver/command mapping tool? eg: i assume all output relay devices have the same basic state machine;
- am i on?
- how can I be turned on?
- how can I be turned off?
- (maybe) how can I be rebooted (cycled off and on) and/or a delay start (better done in Viking I think)
Then you just need to know if you are mapping telnet commands, SNMP commands or JSON/REST, etc and the response code and just do a mapping?
Thinking out loud (as usual).