APC PDU Control  

Developer: Anyone's Plugins
Category: IP Communications
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Plugin ID: com.anyone.indigoplugin.apc-pdu-control
Latest release: v2022.1.0 released on Aug. 29, 2022
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Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0 or higher
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APC PDU Control

This plugin for the Indigo Domotics home automation platform allows communication with a APC Power Distribution Unit (PDU) via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

This plugin has the ability to control the On/Off/Reboot functions of the PDU and should work with any APC MasterSwitch device that supports SNMP.

Supported Functions

  • Turn On
  • Turn Off
  • Reboot
  • Status Request

  • Turn All Outlets On

  • Turn All Outlets Off
  • Reboot All Outlets Immediately

You can also configured the On/Off/Reboot delays from within the Plugin. All delays configured on the PDU, are shown as Custom States. The configured delays effect the behavior of the delayed On/Off/Reboot.

Configuration of your APC PDU

1) You <b>must</b> configure your APC PDU with appropriate Community Names.

  • Access Type read should be set to ' public '
  • Acces Type Write+ should be set to ' private '

    Note: Write+ is preferred since it allows someone to be logged into the Web Portal and still allow Indigo to change an outlets state.

Test Equipment

This plugin was tested and developed on the following APC hardware:

  • APC MasterSwitch AP9211
  • APC AP9606 Web/SNMP Management SmartSlot Card

    running APC OS(AOS) v3.0.9.a and Application module v2.2.5.a


The Plugin uses the 'snmpwalk' and 'snmpset' commands that comes preinstalled on Macs. This plugin would benefit from incorporating the Python 'PySNMP' module in a future release. Additionally, the very first version of this plugin, from 2015, had a work-around to handle SMNP traps received from the APC PDU, adding that back in is a To-Do.

Release details
Released on: Aug. 29, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
Downloaded: 0 times 
Changes in this release

This is the initial re-release of this plugin updated for Indigo 2022.1 compatible with Python 3.