Matronics Email Lists Forum Index Matronics Email Lists
BBS Forum Interface to the Matronics Email Lists
 
 Get Email Distribution Too!Get Email Distribution Too!    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> AeroElectric-List
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
wcurtis(at)nerv10.com
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

Chris, et al,
This may be what you were looking for.  Below are links to the 12 volt power system I have running throughout my home.  Where I live, It seem every time a tree falls, it takes out a power line and there are frequent black and brown-outs that have ruined a few of my home network devices.  This is what led me to put this system together but I also use it to power the electrical system of the RV-10 and charge its batteries.
The system works so well and power disruptions were so frequent, that I have expanded it and installed 5.5 x 2.1 mm 12v power connectors in each room of the house for 12 volt lighting and accessories.  The main fuse block in the basement feeds to additional fuse blocks on the main floor and in the attic.  These upper level fuse block feed rooms and devices.  The system powers ALL my home network (routers, NAS, WiFi controllers, etc), home phones, cell phone chargers and other accessories.  For the devices that require other than 12 volts, such as my cable modem that requires 6 volts, I was able to get inexpensive DC Converter 12V Step down to 9V and DC Converter12V Step down to 6V from eBay.   See links below.
 
During a black or brown-out, the system immediately switches over to battery power as the relay cuts power to the power supply and disengages the power supply from the system.  This is the function of the AC relay.  You do not want the power supply to be on line to the battery when it is not producing power.  Otherwise it will cause additional drain on the system and may be damaged.  When power is restored, the relay is engaged providing power to the system and recharging the U1 battery. No expensive diode or voltage drop concerns.
  With the single generic U1 battery, all my devices will remain powered for about  4 hours following a power disruption.  When I engage the connection to the Odyssey battery in the RV-10, power capacity increases to about 10 hours.  I’ve since determined that my cable Internet provider battery backup is good for only about 8 hours so two U1 should be sufficient.  Later I plan to integrate a 100 watt solar panel to charge the battery so that all my home network devices will be “off the grid.”  Hope this helps.
 

Schematic in pdf format with active links to products used:
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc.pdf
 
Schematic in jpeg format.
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc00.jpg
 
Basement 12 volt "power board."
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc01.jpg
 
12V DC 30A 360W Regulated Switching Power Supply
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-12V-DC-30A-360W-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-for-LED-Strip-Light-/180852147612?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1ba0c59c
 
5x 2.1mm DC Power Jack Socket Panel  Connector
http://compare.ebay.com/like/130702153924?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar
 
DC Converter 12V Step down to 6V
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-Converter-12V-Step-down-to-6V-3A-15W-Power-Supply-Module-Waterproof-NEW-/170941285105?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27cce502f1
 
150W DC-ATX Output, 12V Input DC-DC PC Power Supply Board (for converting PC to run on 12V DC)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261063056565?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 
--
William
N40237 - http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/
 

[quote][b]


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
checkn6



Joined: 20 Feb 2010
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

Hi William,

Thank you very much for the informative post, this is what I was looking for. I truly do appreciate you taking the time to post this much information and once again, sorry to the others for the off topic posting.

Chris


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wcurtis(at)nerv10.com
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

Joe, Thanks for the suggestion but while I have a few of these Anderson Power Pole connectors in strategic areas of the RV-10, the 5.5 x 2.1 mm connectors work best "end user facing" as they are circular (easy to install in panels as you mention), are inexpensive and can easily carry more than the 7.5 amps that I limit them to.  Even a simple DB connector pin is rated for 5 amps.  The highest power consuming device I have is my NAS device which pulls about 3 amps.  The Anderson Power Pole connectors are great if you need high amp (>20) power couplings however.   My 2.1mm power connectors are in the same Ethernet wall plate adjacent to the RJ-45 connector in a blank drilled out 8mm.
Wall plate with telephone, 2.1 mm power connector and Ethernet.
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc03.jpg
 
Attic fuse block
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc02.jpg

--
William
N40237 - http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/
 

[quote][b]


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
eschlanser



Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

William,
The links don't work for me.
Eric

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Schematic in pdf format with active links to products used:
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc.pdf
--
William
N40237 - http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wcurtis(at)nerv10.com
Guest





PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

Eric,

You probably have a setting in you Adobe Acrobat viewer that is supressing the hyperlinks. I have listed them below however.

30 Amp Regulated Switching Power Supply ($30)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-12V-DC-30A-360W-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-for-LED-Strip-Light-/180852147612

12 Position Fuse Panel With Grounding Pad ($20-$25)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATC-ATO-12-Position-Fuse-Panel-Grounding-Pad-/330831959769

Sears U1 Battery (02827199000) ($35)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02827199000P?mv=rr&i_cntr=1313694317693

120 VAC RELAY, DPDT 12 AMPS ($1.75)
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/RLY-453/120-VAC-RELAY-DPDT-12-AMPS/1.html

DC Power Jack 2.1mm Panel Mount (10 for $3.50)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pc-2-1mm-DC-Power-Jack-Socket-Panel-Mount-Connector-top-quality-/261117327193

Analog Current Panel Meter DC 30A (85C1)
http://www.amazon.com/Analog-Current-Panel-Meter-Ammeter/dp/B0050GIN2Q



Quote:
Time: 09:27:36 AM PST US
Subject: Re: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens!
From: "eschlanser" <eschlanser(at)yahoo.com (eschlanser(at)yahoo.com)>
William,
The links don't work for me.
Eric

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Schematic in pdf format with active links to products used:
http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc.pdf (http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/ehome/homedc.pdf)
--
 

William
RV10 - 40237 - http://wcurtis.nerv10.com/


 

[quote][b]


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
eschlanser



Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: OT but electron related, I hate it when that happens! Reply with quote

William,
Those elinks work fine. Thank you for your service
Eric


- The Matronics AeroElectric-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?AeroElectric-List
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> AeroElectric-List All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group