That is correct. Now if you use a 10 amp supply and only need 2 amps and there is a short up top there is a good chance you will burn your cat 5 cable up.

Chuckk

Brian Rohrbacher wrote:
Lets exaggerate here. I can plug a billion amps in and it will only draw what it wants, but if I go a volt or two over it fries.

Chuckk wrote:

Over voltage will kill the radio or board current is only drawn as needed.

Chuckk

Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

It's not actually mine. It's another's from the list. We were talking about it. But I am sure that on my 230 ft run of cat 5 that I had to replace an 18v 1a with an 18v 2a to get the radio to stop rebooting. The individual I was talking to thought if you up the amps it will kill the radio. I thought if you up the volts it kills the radio. Who is right?

Well, actually I know what the cat 5 is.  It's comscope 25 pair.
Which brings up another question. Who does this? Run a single bundle of 25 pair up towers and use punch down blocks. Any issues with this?

Brian

Sean S gayle wrote:

Brian,

I'm normally a lurker, but maybe your problem is in the 300' run of CAT5. What kind is it? You may be getting signal degradation which is causing the
sporadic radio behavior.

Sean
JohnnyO's evil twin

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Subject: [WISPA] OT amps and volts

I'm a little confused here. I'm working on a 300 ft run of cat5 and have a question. The radio is acting sparatic. The power supply has already been upped from a 18v to a 24v. Both 1 amp. Will it hurt to put a 24v 2 amp power supply in? If I "over do" on amps or volts, what blows a radio. One or both? I seem to remember being told that a radio only takes what amps it needs, so putting a higher amp power supply in won't hurt, but if you put too many volts in, that will fry them. Please clarify me on this.



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