I received my 6 5V regulator kits a few days ago. Boy, the components on the board are going to be REALLY close together. I'm going to have to really practice my soldering!
Hi, John.jrfuda said:I tested the voltage after connecting one of the wallwarts to nearl 50' of CATg (using the blues and browns) and I was getting 5.19-5.22VDC consistently, the same reading I was gettting without any CAT5 in the way. I think the hi-amperage of these powersupplies result in the long run of small wire having minimal impact on them... heck, I could probably power two cameras off of one powersupply.
Correct the amount of current a power supply is capable of providing will not have an effect on the voltage drop. But depending on the actual voltage drop the cameras may still run but will draw more current. With that in mind I beleive the cameras would shut off before it draws anywhere near 1.3X the amount of current it normally draws ..... so even with a slight voltage drop I think 2 camera is safe. One thing you could do is add 2.25 amp fuse on the output of the power supply just to protect it in the future.... (this will also protect for future accidental cuts, nails or screws through the wire...rocco said:Also, the amount of current a power supply is capable of providing will not have an effect on the voltage drop. However, there is no reason why you couldn't run two cameras from one supply.