Re: [irlp-embedded] Embedded Node Rack Mount Option - A Question
- Dave G4CLI wrote...
> - 1RU 19" rack case (+ $150)It is an embedded node in a 1U rack mount case. If there was nothing above the node
> - Only 10" deep, 1 rack unit high
> - Lightweight aluminum
> - Requires special power supply option (+ $75) if run greater than 12V
> "19" rack case' - is this the entire rack mount case which can hold several units (node,
> rig, etc) or simply one rack unit which has to be fitted into a standard 19" rack case?
in the rack, I suppose you could use the top of the case as a "shelf" for the radio to sit.
> - "13.8 Volt DC Input" option (+ $75)Both statements are true. The standard power supply can be run from the included AC adapter.
> - Allows any case to run from standard 13.8V power supply
> - Input voltage range from 6V to 24V DC
> - Perfect for being powered from a vehicle or at the repeater site
> - Includes 100-240VAC-to-12VDC converter
> There are some possible contradictions here. First, it says "Input Voltage Range from
> 6V to 24V DC" but then goes on to say "Includes 100-240VAC-to-12VDC converter".
> Which is true?
If you want to be able to run it from a higher voltage, get the special power supply. You
can connect it to a 6v - 24V source. However, it will come with an AC adapter, which you can
use,... or not. If you intend to run the node from e.g. a 13.8V supply, the supplied AC adapter
won't be used.
The "power supply" mounts inside the node case. It provides 5V and 12V to the computer.
The AC adapter is a small "brick" that connects to the AC supply and feeds "12V" to
the node computer.
The "13.8V supply" replaces the standard one inside the node. It powers the node only
and nothing else.
> I need to know if this option would supply all our 12//13.8V needs from our 240VACThe node power supply won't run anything else. If you have a power supply which connects
> supply or do we need an external 13.8VDC supply too? What is the current output of this
> option? We're proposing to use an Icom IC-2200H as the node radio.
to 240VAC and can provide power to a radio, it could also power the node... if you get the
optional power supply. It mounts inside the node and allows you to power the node from
something other than the AC adapter.