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== Power On and Power Off ==
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= Power On and Power Off =
  
Whenever the camera LED is green, it is safe to power down the camera.  This is done by removing the power cable.  There is no On/Off switch.
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Whenever the camera LED is green, it is safe to power down the camera.  This is done by unplugging the power adaptor from the AC current source.  There is no On/Off switch.
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= Power Supply Compatibility =
  
 
The edgertronic camera power requirements are as follows:
 
The edgertronic camera power requirements are as follows:
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* 120/240V AC DC Adapter: 12V 2.5A SL Power ME30A1203F01<br>
 
* 120/240V AC DC Adapter: 12V 2.5A SL Power ME30A1203F01<br>
  
= Power Supply Compatibility =
 
 
SC1 and SC2 series cameras now ship with the ME30A1203F01 power supply. Previously, SC1 series cameras shipped with the MENB1020A1203F01 power supply. If you are having problems with your camera, verify that you are using the correct power supply. <br>
 
SC1 and SC2 series cameras now ship with the ME30A1203F01 power supply. Previously, SC1 series cameras shipped with the MENB1020A1203F01 power supply. If you are having problems with your camera, verify that you are using the correct power supply. <br>
<span style="color:brown">'''Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty.</span>
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<span style="color:purple">'''Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty'''.</span>
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= Replacement Power Supplies =
 
= Replacement Power Supplies =
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[[File:Clipped-power-connector.jpg|200px|right]]
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Should you need a replacement or extra power supply, you can order one here: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sl-power-electronics-manufacture-of-condor-ault-brands/ME30A1203F01/271-2879-ND/5400157
 
Should you need a replacement or extra power supply, you can order one here: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sl-power-electronics-manufacture-of-condor-ault-brands/ME30A1203F01/271-2879-ND/5400157
  
<span style="color:brown">'''Important: The edgertronic camera is designed to accept Switchcraft locking power plugs. Non-locking plugs, like on the above power supply, have a shorter barrel and will need to be modified to to make reliable contact.  With a sharp knife or razor blade, trim 0.1" off of the plastic over-mold so that at least 0.500" of the outer contact barrel is exposed.'''</span>
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<span style="color:purple">'''Important: The edgertronic camera is designed to accept Switchcraft locking power plugs. Non-locking plugs, like on the above power supply, have a shorter barrel and will need to be modified to to make reliable contact.  With a sharp knife or razor blade, trim 0.1" off of the plastic over-mold so that at least 0.500" of the outer contact barrel is exposed.'''</span>
  
 
= Portable Battery Packs and Inverters =
 
= Portable Battery Packs and Inverters =
 
We use and highly recommend the Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Inverter https://www.paulcbuff.com/Portable-Power/vagabond-mini-lithium.html <br>
 
We use and highly recommend the Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Inverter https://www.paulcbuff.com/Portable-Power/vagabond-mini-lithium.html <br>
 
Matthew Stengler has good luck using a [https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-23000mAh-Portable-Charger-External/dp/B00HFMUBYG RAVPower lithium-ion polymer external power pack].
 
Matthew Stengler has good luck using a [https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-23000mAh-Portable-Charger-External/dp/B00HFMUBYG RAVPower lithium-ion polymer external power pack].
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= Power over Ethernet =
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The edgertronic does not directly support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).  Instead a PoE Splitter needs to be used.  The power output from the splitter must be:
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* 12 volts
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* 1.5 amp minimum for SC1 and  2.5 amp minimum for SC2
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* Use a 2.5/5.5mm center positive coaxial jack
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You can use either a 100Mbit/s or 1Gbit/sec PoE splitter.  I tested an SC1 with a:
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* [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PVDBH9E D-Link DPE-301GS] 1-Port Gigabit PoE Splitter.
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I had to build a custom cable since network IP cameras use 2.1/5.5mm jacks, which was supported by the cable that came with the DPE-301GS.  I cut the end off the supplied cable and soldered on a:
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* [https://www.amazon.com/SWITCHCRAFT-761K-CONNECTOR-POWER-pieces/dp/B00LPQ2C7C SwitchCraft 761K] connector. 
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You could also buy a pre-made cable, such as:
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* [https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=CSP11850M68LSP GlobTek CSP11850M68LSP]  2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD - 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD Plug to Plug Round cable
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You might need to trim plastic from the 2.5mm ID 5.5mm  plug to get it to insert all the way into the camera.
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For testing, I used an
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Amcrest-Ethernet-Housing-4-Ports-AMPS5E4P-AT-65/dp/B074ZTNHNW Amcrest  AMPS5E4P] 5 Port PoE+ Power Over Ethernet Poe Switch] which comes with a beefy 65 watt power supply.
  
 
= Early camera warning =
 
= Early camera warning =
  
<span style="color:brown">'''Important - Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below'''</span>
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<span style="color:purple">'''Important - Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below'''</span>
  
 
We have discovered a problem with early cameras if a power source other than the MENB1020A1203F01 AC adapter (listed above) is used.
 
We have discovered a problem with early cameras if a power source other than the MENB1020A1203F01 AC adapter (listed above) is used.
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This problem applies only to cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below.
 
This problem applies only to cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below.
  
<span style="color:brown">'''Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above'''</span>
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<span style="color:purple">'''Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above'''</span>
  
 
The above mentioned problem has been fixed on cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above.
 
The above mentioned problem has been fixed on cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above.

Latest revision as of 17:30, 20 February 2020

Power On and Power Off

Whenever the camera LED is green, it is safe to power down the camera. This is done by unplugging the power adaptor from the AC current source. There is no On/Off switch.

Power Supply Compatibility

The edgertronic camera power requirements are as follows:

  • SC1 series - 12 VDC @ 1.5A
  • SC2 series - 12 VDC @ 2.5A
  • 2.5/5.5mm center positive coaxial jack

The following power supplies are approved for SC1 series cameras:

  • 120/240V AC DC Adapter: 12V 1.5A SL Power MENB1020A1203F01
  • 120/240V AC DC Adapter: 12V 2.5A SL Power ME30A1203F01

The following power supplies are approved for SC2 series cameras:

  • 120/240V AC DC Adapter: 12V 2.5A SL Power ME30A1203F01

SC1 and SC2 series cameras now ship with the ME30A1203F01 power supply. Previously, SC1 series cameras shipped with the MENB1020A1203F01 power supply. If you are having problems with your camera, verify that you are using the correct power supply.
Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty.

Replacement Power Supplies

Clipped-power-connector.jpg

Should you need a replacement or extra power supply, you can order one here: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sl-power-electronics-manufacture-of-condor-ault-brands/ME30A1203F01/271-2879-ND/5400157

Important: The edgertronic camera is designed to accept Switchcraft locking power plugs. Non-locking plugs, like on the above power supply, have a shorter barrel and will need to be modified to to make reliable contact. With a sharp knife or razor blade, trim 0.1" off of the plastic over-mold so that at least 0.500" of the outer contact barrel is exposed.

Portable Battery Packs and Inverters

We use and highly recommend the Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Inverter https://www.paulcbuff.com/Portable-Power/vagabond-mini-lithium.html
Matthew Stengler has good luck using a RAVPower lithium-ion polymer external power pack.

Power over Ethernet

The edgertronic does not directly support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Instead a PoE Splitter needs to be used. The power output from the splitter must be:

  • 12 volts
  • 1.5 amp minimum for SC1 and 2.5 amp minimum for SC2
  • Use a 2.5/5.5mm center positive coaxial jack

You can use either a 100Mbit/s or 1Gbit/sec PoE splitter. I tested an SC1 with a:

I had to build a custom cable since network IP cameras use 2.1/5.5mm jacks, which was supported by the cable that came with the DPE-301GS. I cut the end off the supplied cable and soldered on a:

You could also buy a pre-made cable, such as:

You might need to trim plastic from the 2.5mm ID 5.5mm plug to get it to insert all the way into the camera.

For testing, I used an

  • Amcrest AMPS5E4P 5 Port PoE+ Power Over Ethernet Poe Switch] which comes with a beefy 65 watt power supply.

Early camera warning

Important - Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below

We have discovered a problem with early cameras if a power source other than the MENB1020A1203F01 AC adapter (listed above) is used. If you use a different power source (Car Adapter, direct wired battery etc) an internal, protection fuse will blow, requiring the camera to be returned for repair.

If you need to power the camera remotely, plug the supplied AC adapter into an inverter.

This problem applies only to cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below.

Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above

The above mentioned problem has been fixed on cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above. If you have a camera with a MAC address of 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 or above, you can use the following additional supplies:

  • Car Adapter: 12V 5A MPD ZA5074-2.5
  • Portable Battery Pack Bescor MM-12ATM

Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty. That said, should you feel the need to make your own cable, you can use the following locking plug at your own risk: