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Mobile 802.11at power source for 802.11ac surveys

Hello all,

 

As an extension to Nightshade's post...

 

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/Site-Survey-with-IAP-Manual/td-p/57274

 

Has anybody found a mobile 802.11at compliant PoE battery pack available to buy anywhere in the world? I can't find one.

 

Historically we've equipped our survey kits with this 802.11af unit which works well...

 

http://www.veracityglobal.com/products/ip-camera-installation-tools/pointsource.aspx


However, that's not much use for 802.11ac surveys running (for example) a mobile IAP-225 as you don't get enough power. I'm checking this today, but I think when running on reduced power, the MIMO of at least one radio gets drawn back. Obviously not ideal.

 

 

 

 

 

Kudos appreciated, but I'm not hunting! (ACMX 104)

Re: Mobile 802.11at power source for 802.11ac surveys

Actually, I might have thought of an answer to my own question.

 

Our old batteries have a DC 12v outlet. I'm thinking of making a cable to take this into the DC on the IAP-225.

Kudos appreciated, but I'm not hunting! (ACMX 104)

Re: Mobile 802.11at power source for 802.11ac surveys

Actually, looking at an Airmagnet output, the various readings look not much different with the MIMO reduction on the 2.4Ghz.

 

With that in mind, I would say surveying with an AP running only on 802.3af power is fine.

 

 

Kudos appreciated, but I'm not hunting! (ACMX 104)
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