Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

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Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby foo on Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:49 pm

I was wondering how I could power the Mate3 so that I can do more testing of it on the network.
Is that possible?
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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby Sandra Herrera on Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:11 pm

The MATE3 gets its power from an Outback inverter or solar charge controller
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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby foo on Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:05 pm

Do you know how many volts are required and what wire scheme to use to power it?

I want to try and power it away from the inverter. So that I can troubleshoot it on the network.
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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby foo on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:05 am

I got an idea. I think I can use a network coupler and a long network cable that I have laying around and take it into the other room where the router is.
Anyone happen to know how long a cable can be and still have enough power at the end after losses to power the mate?
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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby blackswan555 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:06 pm

Probably totally useless information but anyway:
Not sure on mate 3, But on Mate 2 the max cable run was IIRC 1000ft, You could also power up mate 2 with a a 9v (calculator type) battery on two of the incoming network wires,(sorry cant remember which ones)

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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby klundquist on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 am

foo wrote:Anyone happen to know how long a cable can be and still have enough power at the end after losses to power the mate?


Spec sheet lists 100'

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Re: Is there a way to power the Mate3 ?

Postby foo on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Thanks everyone,

100' will be enough to do it.
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