[Soekris] Powering the net4521 on a moving vehicle

Yann Ramin atrus at atrustrivalie.org
Fri Feb 28 22:00:28 UTC 2003

The Soekris boxes all run off of +12V or greater, so wiring it to a
vehicle should not be a big problem. A cigarette lighter adapter and a
plug that fits into the back of the soekris is all you really need
(needs to be 12V+, so no voltage conversion should be preformed in the
adapter). You may want to look into a fuse, and possibly some over/under
voltage cutoff circuit if your vehicle doesn't have a stable electrical
system. I also wouldn't suggest having it powered while starting the
vehicle either, but once its running or sitting everything should be

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 04:14, Trevor Warren wrote:
> Hello all...;)
>  Is there any way of powering the Soekris permanently from a DC setup
> using a converter.
>  A typical application where i am looking at hooking up the soekris for
> an example is....
>  On a vehicle which has the Soekris 4521 connected to a yagi via a
> Lucent Orinoco card, i need to power the setup and have it running for
> more than a couple of hours.
>  Any options on the same...??? 
> Trevor
> On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 17:14, Anthony Wright wrote:
> > I'm looking to use some soekris equipment for a fixed wireless link and I 
> > would like it be able to survive short power outages. The obvious thing 
> > would be to get hold of a standard mains UPS, but given I have easy access 
> > to the low voltage DC side of the power supply I suspect there may be a 
> > more efficient way of doing this. Does anybody have any experience of this 
> > and if so could they recommend any (reasonably cheap) equipment.
> > 
> > It needs to be able to survive a minimum of 10-15 minutes of no main power 
> > (a few hours would be much nicer), and if possible provide some way of 
> > informing the board that it's running on battery rather than mains power so 
> > that I can do something about it.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Tony Wright.
> > 
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