USB Power Supply

Hi -

Is it possible to get a USB Power Lead to run my NR5101 router? We live on a boat and it would be better for us to run it off the 12v power.

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  • mMontana
    mMontana Posts: 850
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    I'd suggest you to not use USB.
    According to this picture
    it requires 24w peak, and... asks 12v.

    USB Power Delivery allows to deliver even more, but the profiles have to been matched between the power deliverer and the power user. So... currently the router expect the voltage. Maybe can handle a bit more (up to 15 more or less) without hassle.



  • Zyxel_HsinBo
    Zyxel_HsinBo Posts: 98
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    Hi, @Timbo

    We regret to tell you that NR5101 does not support USB Power Delivery.
    Furthermore, as @mMontana mentioned, NR5101 requires 12V and at least 2A power (Peak consumption 24W), please ensure the power supply is sufficient for stable usage.
    Thank you.
  • mMontana
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    @Zyxel_HsinBo if the router is direcly connected to a lead-acid battery like one used on cars, could have any problem about the amperage/voltage delivered to the device?
    Is there a maximum voltage allowed?
    The stabilization and regulation of the energy to the device is made from the power adapter or inside the router?
  • Zyxel_HsinBo
    Zyxel_HsinBo Posts: 98
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    Since our devices do not handle the stabilization and regulation of the energy,
    To avoid spikes and unstable voltage impacting the usage and even breaking the precision IC on the device, we're always not recommending and not guaranteeing this usage scenario.
    Please use the adapter with quality certification for stable usage.
    Thank you.