Power options

One of the first installs for the towers were upgrades to make the power deliverable in a form that projects/people could use it. First, fuses so that it all doesn’t burn down (tower not as useful in charcoal form). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RY8Y2QV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This includes having accessible USB ports, voltage meter, a cigarette adapter (for chargers/inverters), and powerpoleContinue reading “Power options”

Internet Connectivity

If your favorite tower project needs internet access to work; one of the challenges is that internet access tends to be delivered either via wifi (hotspot) or USB cable; whereas projects and on-prem stuff tend to be hard-wired, RJ-45. One of the easiest ways to get there from here is with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073TSK26W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It’s aContinue reading “Internet Connectivity”

Buck/Boost converter upgrades:

I am installing buck converters to drive the voltage for the mesh hardware from 12v to the native 24 volts expected. I chose the following module on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VNDGFT6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 One goes to each trailer, and should be able to support up to 3 mesh nodes with the same buck converter. (just hook up the pigContinue reading “Buck/Boost converter upgrades:”