It's good to know how much power is required at every stage in the design. This includes the data relay and management portion of the system.
Data Logger (CCA) Power Consumption
A Tigo CCA functions on wide input range of 10 - 25VDC (3 - 15W). On the average, the CCA (itself), consumes up to 3 Watts but running the TAPs require more power (per TAP). For this reason, Tigo supplies a 24V / 1A PS so the CCA will have sufficient voltage to share with all the TAPs in the design (up to 7 maximum).
For more information, see: Datasheet - Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA)
TAP Power Consumption
The power for the TAP is supplied by the CCA. A single TAP (or Gateway) can run on 5VDC - 25VDC, but the average consumption is only 0.5 Watts, per TAP.
- Input voltage range 5VDC - 25VDC
- Consumption 0.5W average, 1W peak
For more information, see: Datasheet - Tigo Access Point (TAP)
Maximum Power Consumption
A CCA with a maximum of 7 TAPs consumes (on average), approximately 6.5 Watts.
- 3 Watts + (7 * 0.5) Watts = 3 W + 3.5 W = 6.5 Watts.
- Maximum Power Consumption of CCA: 16W
For a full review of Power Supply specs, see: AC Adapter / Power Supply Overview