rrussis82 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:59 pm
nateb wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:58 am
rrussis82 wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:44 pm
the Servio and Scribes I've read are stackable with eachother and other Gen 5 hardware. Is there any thought to have a power supply with multiple barrel connections so we won't need a dedicated power strip just to run all our HDHomerun hardware. I currently have a Prime (hopefully soon replaced with a Prime 6), a connect Duo that will be in use when a set up an antenna properly, a preorder for a Servio, and if the antenna works out I'll get a Scribe Duo, Then the option for future Servios as needed. With all these I will need a dedicated switch and powerstrip just for my HDHomerun hardware.
Maybe you can design and sell a small powered rack that can act as a switch also that these devices can just slide into and get power and network through
We haven't really considered this before, but I'd be all about it personally. I think it would definitely depend on demand. If there are a bunch of people getting multi-tuners and multiple servios, it definitely would make sense to at least look into it.
It could be like it's own NAS with the tuners in. create a backplane circuit board with Ethernet plugs built in and barrel plugs that line up with the tuners and servios that also line up with Ethernet ports on an off the shelf 8 port switch with one power supply and one Ethernet port to router or another switch. encase it with openings to slide the units into.. Kind of like an Allen Bradley 500 PLC design. Have holes in the back where the coax plugs in and have coax exterders that you can screw in from the back and then connect your coax cable to the extender right in the back of the plane.
without a case redesign it would be difficult
first finding a mounting rj45 plug is hard to find, and secondly lining up a 9mm barrell connector and 15mm rj45 has high risk of insertion damage.
in the end you'll be forced to have holes in the back and manually wire up each device (power, eth, and rg6)
for my 3 quattros I use this desktop 6 port 60W charger from anker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P936188
, 5v dlink 5 port switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AKRTLXA
, and then usb to barrell cables such as https://www.amazon.com/USB-DC-Connector ... B07P5CSH3P
the charger can deliver upto 2.4A per port, but need to keep an eye on overall amps.. see psu specs for hdhomeruns viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19204
no Servio/Scribe specs yet.. but since 2.5" drive am guessing is gonna be 5v 1-2.5A.
a nice chassis would be good though to hold it all